Be aware that when manufacturers call a tent a “four-man” tent, they are assuming that bodies are being lined up inside, in alternating head-to-toe directions, like shrink-wrapped ballpark franks. If you want some breathing room for you and your brood, your gear, and maybe even the family dog, you might go with a six- or eight-man tent for a family of four.
We’ll be posting a weekly Smart Tip for your camping adventures all summer long. To celebrate the first, we’re giving away a copy of the book that inspired us! Leave a comment telling us about your favorite camping spot (or where you’d love to pitch a tent if you’re a novice) and we’ll pick a winner on Wednesday, July 18.
And the winner is…
Danzel, who said “My favorite camping spot was a little area near a watering hole, not far from Dahlonega, Georgia, but that was pre-kids, pre-marriage. It’s been too long! Someday, we want to take the kids camping either somewhere in the Ozarks, where the hubby grew up, or in Colorado, where my family always vacationed when I was little.”
Tip excerpted from The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids: How to Plan Memorable Family Adventures and Connect Kids to Nature by Helen Olsson