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Exploring the wild? Don't take the tent wrong

Tents are important equipment in the wild. Some tents are now increasingly innovative, not even needing to stand on the ground, but hang on trees. Tents are widely used by soldiers in history and over time are used for recreational purposes by civilians.

Tents are home to outdoor explorers, a place to rest after traveling up a mountain, exploring the forest and along the river. Tents are also a place to protect yourself in extreme weather.

Dlium Exploring the wild Don't take the tent wrong

Tents generally have two coating principles for protection. The inner wall is made of breathable material or non-waterproof material and an outer wall or flysheet made of waterproof material. Both have different goals and functions.

A breathable material aimed at overcoming condensation generated by the user and some activities in the tent. Condensation occurs by the heat generated by the body or cooking activities in the tent. The inner wall made of non-waterproof material will allow the heat to come out.

Waterproof material for the outer wall is made to prevent rainwater and wind from entering the tent. This layer has a very tight structure and will not have pores or air holes. Some types of tents have both layers, but other types only have one layer and flysheet as an additional support.

Bivouac tent

Bivouacs are temporary or emergency shelter tents that are useful for shelter in bad weather. Bivouacs are usually made using a poncho raincoat.

Platoon tent

These tents have a long history and are most widely used for military missions and temporary shelters in a natural disaster. To set up this tent requires several people and this type of tent is made of materials that are very strong and accommodate many people.

Dome tent

Dome is the most popular tent. Although low capacity and not as strong as platoon tents, this type of dome tent has many advantages including compact and accommodated into backpacks. The simplest dome only weighs 2 kg and 4 kg for larger sizes.

Tree tent

This tent is a special type that is hung on a tree. A special sensation where sleeping users hang from trees. This type is very good for explorers to carry in watery environments.

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