Should You Buy Or Rent Your Family Tent?

Most people looking for a family tent will buy it so they can have their tent available whenever needed. By purchasing, you will also save money over time if you are going to be using your tent regularly. Although you will have the job of cleaning, storing and repairing your family tent, you will not need to keep paying rental fees every time you want to use it. On top of this, you will get to know how to best erect the tent, so that the job will take less time in the future. You will also know the space taken up by your tent when you need to travel, saving the potential embarrassment or aggravation of being short of room.

There is, of course, another side of the coin. If you rent your tent, you will not have the job of storing it when it is not in use. You will not need to perform any maintenance work other than making sure that the tent is in the right condition to return after use. There is also a lot less risk involved in renting. If you find that one model does not really suit your needs, you can simply choose another one next time you need a tent.

If you have never bought a tent before, renting is probably the most sensible option you can take. It will allow you to try out several different models over time. You can use the experience you gain to then make a superior buying choice whenever you are ready. Yes, you will spend a bit more money overall, but you will avoid the possibility of making a disastrous purchasing mistake. Of course, if you get lucky and find the perfect tent for you early on you can just go out and buy one straight away.

Renting is also clearly the best option if you are only going to need the tent a handful of times. If you are running a special family event, it will definitely not be worth your while to buy tents for the occasion, and there are serious disadvantages in doing so. Firstly, you will need to erect the tent yourself, and if you have no experience of this you may find it is not as easy as you think. The worst scenario is where you make a mistake erecting the tent and do not notice it until after the event has started.

You should only buy tents if you are going to put them to regular use. If you do have an ongoing need for a family tent, take advantage of the Internet to have a look at as many options as possible. Retailers all have different stock, and different pricing policies as well. Any good retailer will have a website with full pictures, allowing you to see exactly what is on offer before you buy. Look also for retailers who will allow you to return the product, as this gives you added protection when you buy tents.

 




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From the circular enclosure, a path leads to another section where, up until early this week, three very well used tents EUR insulated, stuffed with personal belongings, and apparently ready for winter EUR were set back in the shrubs. The path extends to a .

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St. Augustine couple mixes environmental advocacy and long-distance expeditions - St. Augustine Record

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70-year-old Medina man completes grueling hike of Pacific Crest Trail - cleveland.com

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70-year-old Medina man completes grueling hike of Pacific Crest Trail
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He was on the 2,186-mile trail from March 18 to Aug. 31, 2013. Through hikes of the trail are strenuous, and only one of every four hikers finishes, he said. "Staying out there that long knocks people out. Sleeping in a tent, hiking in the rain, hiking .

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If you want to dig into the specifics of the differences between tent types, Backcountry walks you through the different types of backpacking tents, what to look for in weight and how to choose the right seasonal variety for you. You'll also usually .

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Adoption portraits: Ruins and ladders - ChicagoNow (blog)

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Adoption portraits: Ruins and ladders
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As shadows began to streak between the cottonwoods, I set up my sun-faded backpacking tent, then cooked some dinner and went to bed. As the night wore on, it became clear to me that I didn't like backpacking alone. I distracted myself by envisioning .

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Black Friday: Best Outdoor Gear Deals - GearJunkie

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Waterproof hiker with leather upper, designed for long hiking treks. hero-session-bundle. GoPro Hero Session Holiday Bundle: $180 (Reg. $250). 8MP camera with 1080p video, includes Handler Floating Hand Grip and 16GB Micro SD card. emotion-kayak.

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Billy Goat's Never-Ending Thru-Hike - Backpacker Magazine

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Billy Goat's Never-Ending Thru-Hike
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At an annual gathering of the American Long Distance Hiking Association-West, as younger trail fanatics slept in warm beds inside a comfy lodge, escaping the autumn chill on California's Donner Pass, Billy Goat slumbered beneath a towering pine tree .

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deGeneration X: Hiking Peru's Poo-covered "Paramount" Mountain - Paste Magazine

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deGeneration X: Hiking Peru's Poo-covered "Paramount" Mountain
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For the entirety of the trek, we had to watch for donkey droppings, both new and old, which have inspired online travel comments like the highest concentration of donkey shit and EURit was quite hard to find a flat spot to pitch a tent which wasn't .

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