Camping

Camping can be lots of fun, but being prepared is extremely important. You need to make a list of what will be needed to be taken on your outdoor camping adventure. Then you need to collect the supplies. Outdoorworld2 has the best selection of family camping tents, camping stoves, sleeping bags and any other camping gear you will need to make your outdoor camping experience more enjoyable.



Tents



One of the joys of tent camping is the simplicity—just a humble shelter stands between you and the wonders of nature. Then again, today's tents aren't necessarily all that humble. You'll find an impressive array of choices, from lightweight, minimalist models you can carry for miles to durable shelters that can protect several people and their gear from the harshest conditions. Tents are sized by sleeping capacity: A two-person tent will fit two average-sized adults sleeping shoulder to shoulder. In other words, cozy. If you want room for gear, pets, sleeping cots or simply getting dressed, opt for a tent that accommodates the campers plus one or two more. The tent's shape also affects interior space. More vertical walls and generous peak heights will feel roomier than a tent with sloped walls. The latter will be more resistant to wind and snow loading but can feel a bit cramped around the edges, so do your home work to make sure you get the right tent for your needs.

Different types of Tents



  • Dome Tents

  • Dome tents are most popular among family and group campers. Typically made up of two or three poles passing each other across the center of the roof, these tents provide spacious living areas, great head room and sometimes the ability to have separate rooms and porches to store gear and equipment. They are easy to pitch, stable and can handle conditions such as snow much better than other styles. Dome tents are usually free standing, so you can move them around while erected, which can come in handy in time of events like weather or wind direction changes. There are other types of tents available, such as yurts and safari tents, but I won’t go into those here because they are usually more permanent for different purposes. I hope you found this guide useful and remember to bear these points in mind when you purchase your tent.

  • A-frame Tents

  • A-frame tents are your typical ‘A’ shaped tents when erected. They are lightweight by themselves but have an added tarp for extra weather protection. However, they can be a little heavier to carry around. Inside they aren’t very spacious due to the steep sloping sides. They are a simple shelter but are not very sturdy in strong winds. Typically, these tents consist of two poles at each end to form an apex with a single ridgepole running down the center.

  • Modified A-frame Tents

  • The difference between a modified A-Frame tent and a traditional A-frame tent is that the modified version utilises curved poles instead of straight poles. This provides more stability and improved head and interior space. The other benefit of a modified A-frame tent is the full coverage rain fly that allows you can leave the tarp at home!

  • Tunnel Tents

  • Tunnel tents provide excellent stability if pitched end-on to oncoming winds. However, when they are pitched the other way, they are much less stable. Typically made up of two or more poles running the width of the structure, this shape makes for much better interior space and head room. Overall strength and durability varies from tent to tent, based on quality of materials, sizes and tent poles.

  • Hoop Tents

  • Hoop tents have curved poles at either end to help retain shape and stability. Guy ropes need to be tied with pegs, staked carefully for optimum pitching. Typically, they are made up of three arched frames for spacious interior areas and head room. The benefit of this shape is that snow and water can simply slide off. Make sure to support any fabrics because if they are not staked down properly, they will rattle and flap in the wind. This type of tent is the lightest and most compact packing tent on the market.

  • Single Hoop Tents

  • Single hoop tents are made up of a single curved pole and are usually only designed to sleep one or two people maximum. These tents don’t do very well in strong side winds but are quite sturdy if the wind runs against the spine of the tent. These tents are ideal for cycling or backpacking due to their space and weight factors.







    Camping Gear



    Preparation is essential for any outdoor adventure. Having the necessary supplies and equipment can make a difference in your overall enjoyment and experience. Checklists are a great tool to help with your organization. Your camping list will vary according to the type of camping and activities you have planned, the places you are going, the time of year and the length of your trip. There are literally hundreds of different camping supplies and gear to pick from, so when you decide to take a camping trip or go on a camping holiday it is of crucial importance to make sure you gather, buy and pack all the necessary camping supplies that will make your experience in the middle of nature a pleasant one.







    Camping Stoves



    There are several types of camping. Backpacking, car camping, and RV camping. Depending on the type of camping you are doing, determines the type of camping stove you will need. Outdoor camping stoves vary in size, weight, burners, and types of fuel used. Usually camping stoves that take up little room, are easy to set up, and tear down are the best. Also, the type of fuel plays an important part of selecting the right camping stove. The camping stove you select should be durable, reliable, easy to light, and perform well in all conditions you may encounter while camping.

    Different types of Camping Stoves



    • Gas Stoves

    • These stoves use gas fuel. They are very efficient, very easy to use, easy to clean, and very convenient. But they are relatively expensive to run and the fuel canisters are only available in developed countries. This type of stove is a good choice for those who go on shorter trips and where weight is an important factor.

    • Solid Fuel Stoves

    • This type of stove uses fuel like alcohol gel or 'hex' blocks. The advantages of using solid fuel are that they are cheap to run, very safe and easy to use, simple and reliable, nearly zero maintenance and the fuel cannot spill or leak. However, solid fuel is inefficient, burns quite slowly, and is not widely available. In addition to that, you have almost no control over the heat output. This type of stove is cheap, but should only be used in emergencies or for very few occasions.

    • Unpressurized Liquid Stoves

    • Methanol is usually used in this type of stove. Like solid fuel stoves, an unpressurized liquid stove requires very little maintenance and is easy to use. Aside from that, it is convenient to use since the stove and the pan are already combined. On the other hand, it has its drawbacks. It is slow, inefficient, the fuel can leak easily and the fuel is difficult to buy overseas. But for those who want a simple, relatively safe and low-maintenance stove, this is a popular choice among youth groups, schools, and scout groups.

    • Pressurized Liquid Stoves

    • Typical pressurized fuel liquids are Coleman fuel, unleaded petrol, and paraffin. This type of stove is fast, efficient and cheap to run. The fuel is relatively widely available (although this depends on the model of the stove). But this is a high-maintenance stove since it requires priming (the method of lighting the fuel or another substance to warm the liquid fuel so it vaporizes and ignites) and regular cleaning. In addition to that, the fuel is dirty, smelly, and it can leak and flare up while you are cooking. This is a good choice for those who want a powerful stove with widely available fuel that is cheaper to run than gas, and who don't mind the extra maintenance and hassle. This is likewise ideal for campers undertaking longer expeditions.