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Tents & Shelters Lauren Wilkins
Ridge Tents �Ridge tents are remarkably stable and range from tiny one-person tents up to multiple people tents. They are easy to pitch.
Dome Tent �The sides are more vertical which allows more headroom. Stability is good in smaller models but, unlike the ridge tent, domes can get less stable as they scale up in size.
Geodesic/Semi-Geodesic Tent �Geodesic- line means the shortest route between two points on earth. Nowadays, it’s used to describe a tent where the poles crisscross over the surface, intersecting to form triangles. This distributes the stress across the structure, making it the most stable type of tent for extreme weather conditions. This is the tent you would take if you wanted to climb Mount Everest.
Instant or quick pitch Tents �Easy to set up because it springs open. However they are only suitable for good weather conditions and for one/two nights at a festival. Does have decent sleeping space.
Inflatable Tents �Rare, usually expensive, and surprisingly heavy.
Tunnel Tents �Come is large variety of sizes and styles. Is the most common for family and commonly found at campsites.
Pod Living Tents �Are some of the largest tents on the market. Most usually have a central living area with separate living areas or pods. Since their so big you have to find a big enough spot for them to fit. Some campgrounds charge extra because they can take up to two tent spots.
Frame Tent �Still popular tents. Good space and headroom plus stability. Can take longer to put up due to how heavy the tent is.
Tree Pit Snow Shelter �For these it is helpful to be in lots of snow and near evergreen trees. It will keep the wind of you and keep you warmer.
Poncho Lean -to �Fast to build and doesn’t take a lot of equipment. Gives shade and blocks the wind.
A Frame Style Shelter �More stable then the lean-to shelter. Good for shade, out of bad weather and keep wind out you.
Debris Hut �For warmth and ease of construction, this shelter is one of the best. When shelter is essential to survival, build this shelter.
Beach Shade Shelter �This shelter protects you from the sun, wind, rain, and heat. It is easy to make using natural materials.