If you are a camping enthusiast, your biggest investment is usually your camping surplus tent. However, tents are one of the most overlooked when it comes to packing and storing your bags. This is understandable.
You've spent the weekend or maybe the whole week at your favorite campsite, a little tired and just want to pack up and go home. A little maintenance on your surplus tents will make it last longer and you won't be surprised to take it apart on your next camping trip.
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If your tent is new and hasn't been put together, it's a good idea to work out to make sure you have all the pieces in place. You'll also end up avoiding minor annoyances at camp by pulling her out and dancing with her for an hour trying to figure out how to connect the dots!
One of the main reasons we buy a surplus tent is to keep it dry and a good tent should do justice. If your tent gets wet, eg. with a shower or two at night, for example, it's a good idea to let it dry and come off as soon as possible.
Disassemble and hang to dry and blow. I know this isn't always practical, but it's a really good habit and will help your tent life.
After a few days of pitching your tent, always clean it before putting it in your bag. And please don't pack wet whenever possible.