Selecting the Right Tent
A tent is like a good all-terrain vehicle: You can take
one pretty much anywhere, at anytime. You just have to be a little
more careful about not getting bogged down, waterlogged, blown over
or swept away.
Exercising good judgment when selecting a good camp site--and
anchoring your tent securely with the right equipment--will make your
tent as versatile as any HUM-V. The
first and most important consideration: where do you really want
Rough it in the wilderness or take the advantage
of a commercial campground? The reason for the question
Regardless of which type of experience you choose,
three considerations are of paramount importance. They are water,
flat ground and fuel. a commercial campground, water and flat ground are always provided--along
with flush toilets. You bring your own lantern and
stove fuel unless you opt to buy it at the camp store.
In the wilderness, nothing is guaranteed. You'll have
to search for a site that furnishes a comfortable flat place and a
ready supply of water that can be filtered before
drinking or cooking. And you have to lug in all the lantern and stove
Even if you decide to cook with nothing but wood--a risky decision either
because you may not find it or it may be illegal to have an
open fire where you're camping--you still have to supply
the lantern fuel.
Yes, convenience is a factor...but not always the most important factor.
To Selecting the Right Tent Site
To What the Ideal Tent Site Will Have
to Have--and Not Have--Around Your Tent
To Florida Ecotourism