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Outdoor camping tents - guaranteed family memories
What fun it is to spend the night in the great outdoors listening to the sounds of nature. What I mean is the crickets chirping, birds singing, and other night sounds that remind me of my youth when I had much more time and inclination to collect my belongings and seek shelter within the walls of a nylon castle. Now my kids are teen agers and they want to embark on this time honored tradition of families everywhere, sleeping in a tent in the yard.
But first, we had to get a tent. We had a tent once, a leftover from my youth, one my father purchased like I would now many decades before. This tent told many tales, about camping exploits of years past. Unfortunately for my kids, my father’s health prevented us from emjoying this tent with him. All they really remember about this first tent experience was that it was ld and stunk of musty fabrics.
We actually did use it a few times before we deemed it past its prime. Once we took it to Douglas lake near Knoxville Tennessee where my aunt and uncle have a large camper that is permanently parked in a campground they have visited for several years. We arranged the air mattresses and sleeping bags inside this dinosaur of tents and managed to survive the night, which made my kids realize inside was ot their only option for sleeping areas.
Our new tent
The new tent we have is a Coleman Oasis. It is one of Coleman’s family cabin tents, with the room to allow six adults to sleep comfortably. If you are looking for cabin tents for sale, this one is a great choice. It has a six foot ceiling, a definite need as my son at 15 years of age is already six foot one inch tall. Since six adults can fit inside comfortably this is a great addition to the ranks of the family cabin tents.
The main need for many people family camping tents is sufficient room for the family. This tent has plenty of room within is 12 foot by 10 foot interior. I feel it is one of the best camping tents on the market with this size advantage combined with the six foot ceiling, which allows for you to move around without having to crouch to get things done.
A dome tent is an immediate improvement over the old style of tent which had a single high spot across the middle of the tent meaning you had to stop and lean to move around inside. Family camping tents cannot have this limitation as many people will be inside at one time and need this extra room.
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Space is one of the greatest features of this dome camping tent. Inside the door is enough room for two queen size air beds. We have two air beds this size, so we were pleased to see the advertised capacity was accurate. Actually for the first sleep experience we improvised with mattresses in our basement as our air mattresses have small holes and used one full size mattress, one twin and a bunky board, or bunk bed mattress. Even with all three in there we still had some room.
This tent is one of the Coleman family cabin tents with the large mesh windows for great ventilation without the concern of annoying insects. No one is interested in trying to enjoy the great outdoors only to be plagued with insects. Outdoor camping tents of yesteryear dd not offer such amenities to please the ever so picky consumers of today. To guarantee continued sales of family cabin tents manufacturers like Coleman have to continue to be creative in their tent designs.
In case you work bout all this mesh exposing you to rain or onlookers, there is another part that is called a fly sheet. It actually fits over top of the tent with multiple cords ot assure it stays with the tent and stakes to help limit the wind’s attempts to lift it away. This addition gives you options on how you want to enjoy your camping experience.
At the rear of the tent is a small electrical access port which allows you to have an extension cord into your tent. Okay, I know you are shaking your head saying real campers don’t need or use electricity. Fortunately Coleman has the foresight to know not everyone is hard core and some will use campground facilities that provide electrical hookups. I used this to power the sleep machine I am required to use each night with relative ease. The biggest problem was finding enough extension cord to reach from the outlet in my house to the machine in the tent.
The tent has only two main poles that criss-cross to help maintain the structure of your tent. These poles are connected with an elasticized cord, so you have no worries about which piece goes where. This makes setting up the tent very quick and easy, as a two person team can probably accomplish the feat in under ten minutes.
Another neat feature is the method Coleman devised to store all the pertinent pieces. First of all they have sewn the assembly instructions inside the main storage bag and printed these instructions on a durable fabric patch so that weather experience will not degrade your instructions.
The carry bag is made of a long lasting fabric, just as the separate bags for the poles, tent and stakes are, ensuring you long years of use. This method of storage is so much better than with my dad’s tent as we had an old cardboard box it fit into sometimes, depending on who folded it and how they arranged the pieces.
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The prIce of my tent was a great deal at $69.99. This was a price at a local retail store, but similar great prices are avaialble online if you choose to purchase that way instead. As with most consumer goods these days the supply has outstripped demand causing this to be a buyer's market.
At most large retail establishments you will see a number of large cabin tents for sale at a variety of prices. Colemans tents are very competitive in the industry with some of the best camping tents prices of all the manufacturers. Coleman is known as one of the best camping tents manufacturers, with several decades of market exposire to back up their products.
The have a wide variety of family cabin tents at competitive prices. Finding cheaping camping tents should not be a problem for you. So get up of your couch, listen to your kids direction to buy camping tent for their memory treasures. As I mentioned before the family camping tents are one of the greatest producers of family memories we have to enjoy.
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