To go with your own tent on tour, absolute freedom is for many people. To some of his mobile home as long as possible, you should consider some simple things. If one cares to his tent during the tour, it will be one on many tours reliable services.
We tell you here what you should take care of tents during the tour.
Before the next upcoming tour, you should even set up the tent tasting and check for completeness. If it is only once on the road, it can be sometimes quite difficult, that appropriate linkages to buy. Also you should become familiar with the structure of the tent, to prevent damage to the tent so due to incorrect operation.
The tent place
When selecting the storage location you should always make sure, that it is as even and free from sharp stones or branches. So, to prevent damage to the floor pan. If you also want to protect it from abrasion and damage, it is advisable to use a so-called ground sheet or a floor protector. These are specifically plan tailored to the respective tent, which cover the surface of the tent and protect it from mechanical damage from below. A pleasant side-effect of using a ground sheets: less humidity can rise from the ground – significantly reduces condensation in the tent.
We should set a further focus on it, that from above, nothing on the tent down can fall. Outgoing debris or decaying branches that fall on the tent could otherwise easily damage it. Whether to build his tent under a tree, should be well considered. All trees lose resin which then can drip on the tent and is sometimes only under the greatest effort, if any, again to eliminate.
If you build up the tent, make sure that the individual segments of the pushrod together not just snap. The transition between the individual segments can be otherwise damaged and weakened, so that he can break sooner or later. This will not immediately happen if together get the linkage, but will occur only after a while, in the worst case in the middle of a stormy night. Therefore please put together the single pole arc always segment for segment.
If the tent has channels for the pushrod, then this lead in building with caution. Never try to insert the pushrods with violence and too much force, otherwise the channels can be quickly damaged. Often the linkage of a tent show different lengths, you should therefore always be careful that the correct linkage in the corresponding channel comes to prevent damage.
To set up the tent and to attach, should you careful on it, to drive the stakes not by force into the ground. If the ground is too hard, it helps to have a little cord in to the extension of the anchoring straps. You can change the position of the herring then any with a noose this. Also, it helps if you have a small selection of different herring this matched to the soil conditions to be expected. As robust all-round pegs have especially ones with a Y-profile emerged.
Stability of the tent
Your tent usually has numerous credits – and fixing points. These secure the tent, if it is windy or stormy at all and contribute significantly to the stability of the tent. Therefore, we recommend to use always all mounting options. So, it is not surprised by unliebsamem weather, that suddenly and perhaps unexpectedly pulls up. In addition, the guy lines will significantly reduce the burden of seams and contribute to a longer life. The lines must be tightened but not with great force, otherwise, fixtures and seams can be damaged or even break down.
As partially expands the tissue (in particular polyamide material) of tents for moisture, you should always make sure, that merely adjusting the rigging. That is in practice often check the lines and if necessary tighten or even to relax again.
On the way to the care of the tent also heard that to avoid as far as possible to cook inside the tent. By flames or tip over the stove, by running out of fuel or it can cause high radiation heat quickly to fire holes or even the loss of the tent. When the tent suddenly catches fire, it is also extremely dangerous on the inside. Also formed by cooking, especially at low temperatures, much condensation, which is then reflected on the inside of the flysheet. To prevent the formation of condensation, it helps to open the fan and to leave something even the tent open weather permitting.
Before the dismantling of the tent
If you back off the tent, you should briefly release the Interior from dirt such as crumbs of the cereals or the delicious cookies of the night before. Very quickly this is if your tent always the inner tent separately must be installed. Then you’re just short on links the inner tent and shake it off – finished!
You should release also the outer tent by coarse dirt where possible. To do this it is advisable always to have a small cloth here. This should be the best very absorbent, so you can the tent even abfeudeln, if it is still slightly damp before the mine.
Before the mine also briefly the inner tent check like you forget for example the headlamp in the side pocket of the inner tent. Fast mechanical damage due to such forgotten objects.
Generally, one should avoid to pack the tent damp. Sometimes it but nothing for it, but then you should best indoor and outdoor tent wrapped separately and not too long wet packed the tent. Otherwise very quickly mildew or mold also arise. Therefore, you should dry your tent as soon as possible and not carelessly over several days just stowed in a backpack.
If you heed these tips, it is on tour always on track and the tent will thank one with a long service life. The tent is the protection from wind and weather on tour, without which there can be quickly once very uncomfortable. Therefore worth traveling very to so that it always calms and relaxed in the mobile home can sleep a little care.