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Bass Angler Magazine

Outdoor Tents Can Make or Break Your Next Fishing Adventure

There’s something exhilarating about being outdoors and connecting with nature. It provides an emotional rush similar to an intense cardio workout. If you’re planning an outdoor adventure in the near future, make sure you don’t forget the tent! 

Types of Outdoor Tents

When you hear the word tent, the image that often comes to mind is the teepee, A-frame style. However, today there are dozens of tent styles to accommodate various needs. Carport canopies have raised tops and wide front openings. Dome and pop-up tents are popular for their simplicity and tunnel tents are fun for children playing outdoors. You’ll also find custom tents designed for trade shows, markets and weddings, inflatable tents, and backpack tents. 

Stay Safe Overnight When Outdoors

Much like checking your boat over thoroughly for performance and safety, prior to a planned fishing trip, a tent gives you added security and protection from wind, rain, bugs, and predators. Heavy-duty construction offers peace of mind. Built-in windows and zip-up doors allow you to see your surroundings with ease and a floor keeps unwanted critters outside.

Stay Up Close to The Surroundings

Staying at a hotel doesn’t quite remove the outside world from view. Unlike having to drive a distance each day to enjoy time out on the water, an outdoor tent allows you to wake up with nature. Instead of hearing the sounds of honking horns and the smell of gas fumes, you listen to the joyful sounds of the gentle breeze on the leaves, the birds, and yes, the water. It’s a peaceful awakening that makes you happy and ready to gather your fishing gear and supplies and head out on the water. 

A Place to Scale and Prepare Fish

Outdoor tents, such as the canopy style, provide a wonderful place to scale, cut, and prepare fish for dinner. Instead of having to wrap up the catch of the day and bring it home, you can go all out and impress family and friends with a meal that begs for more. Bring your cooler, folding table, chairs, and hot plate or pan and enjoy a delicious meal created over an open fire. 

Gain Exposure

In addition to a planned fishing/camping trip, customized pop-up canopy tents offer a fantastic way to gain exposure for your business. They are easy to set up, provide cover from the elements, and allow you to put the company name out there for potential customers to see from a distance. The wide-open space offers room for a table or two that you can utilize for supplies related to your business. Unlike online, where people can’t physically handle the products, using a tent gives you space to display items that people can touch and see up close. 

All the Comforts of Home

Tents come in various shapes and sizes to accommodate different uses. If your trip is family-orientated, you’ll find larger outfitter tents that can accommodate six or more people. This allows you to keep everyone together under one roof. Many include storage pockets and shelves for gear, vents, floors, and windows, and a place to set up a stove. Plus, the outfitter-style gives you added headspace and eliminates restricted movements. If you and a friend are going hiking for the weekend, a lightweight model for one or two people is easy to carry on your back and quick to set up, which is ideal when bad weather suddenly appears. 

Outdoor tents have come a long way over the past decade. They come in many shapes and sizes and have beneficial features. Open pop-up canopies let you enjoy your surroundings while remaining protected from the elements. Closed tents offer shelter overnight with many of the comforts of home. Best of all, each of these tents lets you participate in outdoor activities which helps to relieve stress and allows you to connect with nature. 

 

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