Basic Things of Camping Tents That You Should Know

If you don’t have any basic knowledge of camping tents it would be very tough to handle it. Undoubtedly, In this article on Outdoor Hacks, we cover the basic knowledge of a tent. We usually camp in different places for any tracking or expedition.

Remember that, there is no problem with going to camp or camping, the problem creates only when one cannot explain the names of different parts of the tent while tiding the tent or establishing a tent.

What’s happened usually?

Guess that you say, someone, “take out the pegs! On the other side, he may have taken out the tent poles, or maybe he trying to realize what Pegs is! Moreover, you might say to him, “Please tighten the guy lines of the tent!”

Maybe he didn’t realize anything and started pulling the rainfly like a fool! However, I don’t know if you are in such a weird situation, but I have been in such a situation many times. In these circumstances, there is nothing to blame anyone separately. In contrast, there is only one reason for the thousands of such embarrassments, and that is our lack of concern about this care.

Anyway, let’s not talk too much, I got to know at a glance, the names of the different parts of the tent and how to use it.

Basic knowledge of camping tents (20+ portion names)

Rainfly: With almost all the tents there uses this rainfly or waterproof fabric. so that they do not get wet inside the tent due to rain, snow leaves, or other reasons.

Inner Tent: Though there is a rainfly on the top, the inner part is essentially the main part or structure of the tent. However, some tents, especially in summer, have rainfly and inner tents at the same time.

Ceiling Pocket: To place something on the top of the inside of the tent you can use this pocket. If necessary, keep it open.

Guy line or Guy Rope: Guy line or thin rope is to keep the tent tied tightly with pegs or something else to prevent it from being blown away by the wind.

Tent Pegs: One kind of poles, to tie the tent with Guy line with soil.

Tent Pole: The structure is to make the tent stand with its specific size and shape. Though there are different lengths and diameters, in fact, this Tent Pole is usually of two types: 1. Aluminum Tent Pole 2. Fiber Glass Tent Pole.

Storage Sack or Tent Pack: A pack for carrying and packing tents.

Rainfly Chord: A small cord or ribbon to tie a rainfly to a tent pole.

Zipper: Zipper is to fasten tent doors, ventilation windows, etc.

Ventilation Window: A small window for ventilation inside a closed tent.

Tent Corner: Tent Corner is the place where the tent pole is settled in the very corner of the tent.

Adjuster:  To increase or decrease the length of the guy lines on different sides of the tent there uses these adjusters.

Anchoring Cloth: A loop of cloth is just to attach the guy lines to the tent.

Some more Information

Toggle: A special loop is to wrap tent doors, windows, etc.

Snow Skirt: To protect the inner tent from the snow that accumulates outside during a snowfall the snow skirt is very useful.

Velcro: Velcro is used to bolt tent doors or windows and even different parts of the tent with poles rapidly.    

Ceiling Hook: A ceiling Hook is to hang a torch, camp-lamp, or anything on the inner part of the roof of the tent.

Storage Pocket: A pocket that is to hold all the necessary items inside the tent.

At this moment, Match almost all of the descriptions above with the pictures attached to it and your tent then look at the picture below.

In the picture below, all the parts of various types of tent are followed. You must be learned enough already by knowing the names of the different parts of the tent or the Anatomy of a Tent.

Camping tent poll

Give your attention to the following suggestions:

  • Whether plastic sheets have been laid under your tent.
  • Whether the door-window zippers have been fitted. Otherwise, you may have to bite of insects at night.
  • Whether all Guy line and Pegs are enclosed with tents and soil at a 45-degree angle.
  • Finally, warn everyone to stay at a safe distance from the tent guy lines. Because getting stumble in the guy line can sometimes lead to serious accidents.

I hope everyone has learned by now about basic knowledge of camping tents. If you still have a question or if you think something has been left out, let us know in the comment box.

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