So the real camping season is just around the corner, and it may be that you're in need of a new tent. Take our Friday quiz to help you decide which one to pick.
When it comes to choosing your kit for a camping trip, what’s most important?
- It needs to be as lightweight as possible, and pack down small to fit in your pack.
- Comfort and space. When you pitch up, you want as much room as possible – who wants to cram into a tiny tent?
- A compromise: you like space, but you don’t want to carry a lot of huge, heavy equipment.
You need something to cook your dinner on – what kind of stove are you going to bring?
- A tiny, pocket multifuel stove or gas stove. Anything over 100g and it’s not going to cut it!
- A lovely woodburner that you can fit into your tent. You like to keep the tent cosy, and you need something to cook a warming stew on.
- Something sturdy and portable, like a rocket stove or a Frontier.
It’s raining. What do you do?
- Get wet. You’re trying to bag that next peak, and a little bit of rain isn’t going to stop you.
- Light the logburner, brew up some hot chocolate on your stove, and get cosy looking out at the rain pouring outside.
- Take the opportunity to test out your bushcraft skills, and cook your dinner under a tarp you rig up between the trees.
How long does it usually take you to plan for your camping trips?
- As little as five minutes: just as long as it takes you to grab your pack and head for the hills.
- Weeks. Once you’ve booked your campsite, you like to make sure you’ve planned everything down to the last tea light, including your meals so you don’t end up wasting food.
- A couple of days. Usually you’ll decide you’re going camping, and then it’s just a matter of throwing everything in the car or a bag and getting on out there.
Now - count up how many of each letter you answered, and check out the results below!
You should take…. A lightweight one-man tent.
You need something you can grab and go, that’ll fit in your backpack with room left over for your tarp and lightweight stove. You often head out on a whim, following your favourite route or trying a new one, and will pitch up on the way up the hill once it gets dark.
You should take…. A canvas bell tent.
You like a little space, and the ability to cook a delicious meal right inside your tent is important for you. When you’re choosing a tent, you want somewhere you can stretch out, get cosy, and enjoy the wonderful outdoors in style.
You should take… A polycotton tipi tent.
When you go camping, you need enough space to be comfortable, but you don’t want to be weighed down by bringing too much kit with you – you like to be ready for anything! A bit of bad weather has never stopped you from heading out, so you need a tent that can stand the test of time, weather the elements, and still get nice and cosy inside.