Staying Warm & Dry

Any time of year is important to take some precautions, not just autumn or winter. No one enjoys an unfortunate accident on their camping trip. But if and when it happens being prepared can help. In the colder months be sure you have enough propane for your trip. Typically, it will take 30 pounds of propane in an 8 x 9 x 4 tent with an 8,000 btu catalytic heater running on low when it's 20 degrees outside. If you are going to be camping for more than 3 or 4 days you'll want to have a second propane tank for cooking and other appliances.

Damp clothing can be hung in the tent not too close or too far from the heater and should be dry by morning. Simply tie a rope on the loops at the top of the tent and go cross corner. Most tents have these and provide an easy place to tie a rope for whatever you need.

The 3 Season tent has a 30' tarp to fit over everything. It helps keep the tent warm in the spring and autumn and can be lifted completely off if necessary for the warmer weather. As you can see in the photos there is a shower tent also which doubles as the outhouse. This setup has everything a person needs to live in. The cot inside can be switched to an air mattress instead of the cot. I use the cot for convenience and this one is a lot like a bed since it has an aluminum frame with a mattress on it, very comfortable.