It’s that time of the year again, when the weather is nearly perfect for camping. It is always great to get out in nature and enjoy all of the regular camping activities like hiking or boating or roasting marshmallows over the open fire. But before you head out the door, you need to make sure that you have all of the camping gear you need. The one piece of gear that you need more than anything else is a tent. Big tents are very popular right now, but are they too big for two people to camp in?
Not many years ago, if you went out to a campground, all you would see are small 3 or 4 man tents. Today, it everyone is sleeping in a little nylon mansion. What’s the deal with these huge tents? The reason they have become so popular is that it is just plain more comfortable to camp out in a larger tent. You have plenty of space to move around. You can keep all of your gear inside so that it doesn’t get rained on or animals don’t get into it. If there is electricity at the campsite, you also have room for a fan or a small heater in the tent.
Big tents are not too big for two people to camp in. In fact, I would hesitate to put more than four people in a big tent because having the extra room is so nice. A good rule of thumb is to bring a tent made for twice as many people as you will be camping with. A 4 man tent is great for 2 people while an 8 man tent is great for 4 people.