Friday, June 10, 2016

What Kind of Tent Do I Need?

In 2010, Sister Julie B. Beck said, "I have a sense and a feeling as we have watched some of these disasters in the world, that this is a time for us to learn and to prepare from these experiences. ...The preparation happens in our own homes. There are not enough tents in the world to furnish every person with a tent, unless the members of the Church have a tent in their own homes."

We've compiled a list of tents to help you get started on searching for the perfect one for your family. Some things to think about when considering a tent are: size (How many people do you need to house?); durability (How long will I be staying in this tent and under what kinds of weather conditions?); and which features are necessary or desired for comfort (Do I want to be able to use a stove in my tent if it's winter time? Is a floor a must? Do I want to be able to roll up the sides when the weather is warm?). And, if your budget allows, it's a good idea to have at least two different types of tents. It would be nice to have a smaller tent or two(depending on the size of your family), that is light-weight and easy to carry in emergencies, just in case you have to leave on foot or when you'll only be using it for a short amount of time. A larger tent would be great to have on hand for family camping trips and for emergency situations that may make living in your home impossible for longer periods of time.

There are tons of great options on the market, but here are a few of the different kinds of tents we researched (click on the name of the tent for details and specifications):


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