7 Reasons to Ditch the Tent - CarToCamp

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July 05, 2022 2 min read

1.) Setup Time

The average setup time for tents can take anywhere between 10 to 20 mins depending on the size of the tent. It can be a hassle and a challenge dealing with poles and instructions to set up correctly.

2.) Less Comfortable

A stiff neck and back are never comfortable to have for adventuring into the wilderness. Having a strong back for backpacking is key and without a comfortable tent setup that can make backpacking a rough experience.

3.) Finding Flat Ground

Finding flat ground is important for you to sleep on. However, rocks, tree roots, and holes can make it difficult to find the perfect place to pitch a tent. You might end up changing locations a few times before finding that perfect sweet spot.

4.) Less Security

A tent provides less security for you against animals and other people. There are no locks and a tent’s material can easily be cut through. It can be dangerous to store valuables in tents as they can be an easy target for thieves to steal. Additionally, curious animals may enter a tent in the search of warmth or food.

5.) Limited in Weatherproof

Tents can only promote so many features as being rainproof, snowproof, and windproof. At the end of the day, a tent can only withstand such strong winds before it collapses or in worse cases blows away.

6.) No Electricity

Tents lack electricity capabilities and limit you from charging your phone or various electronics. Additionally having access to fans for hot summer nights.

7.) Little Sleep

Along with less comfortable accommodation of tents is the lack of sleep. Tossing and turning can be caused by the uncomfortable ground on which the tent was pitched at. Another reason for lack of sleep is the noises of animals and bugs at night.

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