Tent FAQs:


Q: Are tents usually anchored using guy ropes tied to stakes or tent pegs?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tents built with the outer and inner linked so that they are both pitched at the same time?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tents single-skin tents used mainly in the USA?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tents seldom used for sleeping?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tents usually single-skinned and are generally aimed at the one-season or children's end of the market?

A: Yes, their high flexibility makes them unsuitable for use in windy situations.

Q: Is a tent a newer variation of the pole marquee?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a tent a waterproof layer which extends down to the ground all round?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a tent often made of waterproof-breathable material that prevents liquid water from penetrating the inside of the tent?

A: Yes, and but still allows water vapour to be transported out.

Q: Are tents usually so heavy that it takes a rather strong wind to blow them away?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a tent not waterproof?

A: Yes, and but allows water vapour to pass through so that condensation occurs only on the exterior side.

Q: Are tents sold, quite cheaply, as festival tents?

A: Yes, these may be suitable only for camping in dry weather, and may not even be showerproof.

Q: Are tents often used in humanitarian emergencies?

A: Yes, and such as war, earthquakes and fire.

Q: Is a tent equipped with built-in very flexible hoops so that when the tent is unpacked?

A: Yes, and it springs into shape immediately, and so is extremely easy to set up.

Q: Are tents the largest and most accommodating canvas tents available?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a tent important?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tents used as habitation by nomads?

A: Yes, and recreational campers, and disaster victims.

Q: Is a tent a small version of a ridge tent intended for 1 to 3 people?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tents made of some artificial fibre and are often erected with the help of cranes?

A: Yes.

Q: Were tents used at least as far back as the early Iron Age?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tents discussed in a separate section below?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tents a common form of airbeam supported tents because their size can be easily modified by adding additional hoops?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tents essentially dome tents with 2 or more extra poles which criss-cross the normal two poles to help support the basic shape and minimise the amount of unsupported fabric?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tents held down with tensioned ratchets and/or stakes?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a tent draped over a free-standing steel frame, and may be made of canvas or polyester?

A: Yes, The living area is generally at least as large as the sleeping area, and there may be a specific section with window and extra air vents for use as a kitchen.

Q: Is a tent much more stable and can span a much wider area over pools?

A: Yes, and flower beds or trees.

Q: Is a tent for spring/summer/autumn and should be capable of withstanding fairly heavy rain?

A: Yes, and or very light snow.

Q: Is a tent economical and practical because of its portability and low environmental impact?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tents dramatic and very strong?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tents now common?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a tent also a modified dome tent?

A: Yes, and often with a projecting awning high enough to sit under, but sometimes with no closable doorway.

Q: Are tents free standing but should be staked out with pegs and guyout lines to increase stability and strength?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tents double-skin tents?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a tent colder than the inside?

A: Yes, and then this vapour will condense on the inside of the tent, on any clothing lying about, on the outside of a sleeping bag, etc.

Q: Are tents the US Department of Defense?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tents the High Peak Frame Tents?

A: Yes, These tents have the advantage of the pole tents with the high top, ease of installation, cleaner look, and fewer parts.

Q: Is a tent often a simplified form of dome tent and provide a useful place to temporarily store beach equipment?

A: Yes, and but is at most showerproof.

Q: Are tents smaller and lighter than wall tents and so they are easier to pack and lighter to haul?

A: Yes, and they are a good choice if weight is a main concern for you and if you do not have a lot of people sleeping in one tent.

Q: Were tents often treated with paraffin to enhance water resistance?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a tent not as popular as it was in the past due to the advancement of forklifts and skidsteers?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a tent generally for summer use only?

A: Yes, and may only be capable of coping with light showers.

Q: Is a tent a recent innovation?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tents not freestanding and must be anchored and guyed out securely?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tents often used by hunters and outfitters as they will accommodate several persons?

A: Yes, and their equipment and related gear.

Q: Was a tent often used for family camping in the first half of the 20th century?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a tent packed down into a thick disc shape?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a tent highly visible?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tents typically used as overhead shelter for festivals?

A: Yes, and weddings, backyard parties, and major corporate events.

Q: Are tents still to provide portable shelter for a small number of men in the field?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tents similar to spike tents in their shape and size?

A: Yes, and except range tents usually do not have side walls at all.

Q: Are tents deployed?

A: Yes, as well as depending on the purpose.

Q: Are tents also often used as sites and symbols of protest over time?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tents now more often used for recreational camping and temporary shelters?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a tent spread out and connected to the bail ring using shackles?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a tent raised a crew of men can go under the tent and start raising the bail ring up the center pole using a system of pulleys?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tents preferred by the military for their relatively quick setup and take down times?

A: Yes, and compared to more traditional shelters.