Used Tents For Sale
Tenting is a pleasurable activity for almost everyone. It is economical, portable and has a low environmental impact. The great outdoors, the wilderness, sunsets and sunrises... you can experience it all from your tent. It's a wonderful idea for an inexpensive holiday.
Finding a tent, then figuring out how to set it up, can be daunting. If you do not do it properly, it's not going to be a very enjoyable holiday. An improper tent could run you into many problems, including, but not limited to: leaking rain, letting the wind blow in, sagging, and just generally falling apart. Tenting is certainly is not as easy as it would seem.
When shopping for a used tent, the first place to check out is online. This is probably the most effective option for most. There are many different sites that offer a wide selection of used tents. Ebay, Kijiji and Craigstlist are common websites for used tents. More online specialty stores include geartrade, tents4sale and pasmore. Pasmore actually sells refurbished tents, which are not as cheap as used, but still cost far less than brand new tents.
Another way to go about it is to talk to friends and ask them if they have an old tent to sell you. You could also check out your local outdoors store and ask them. The store may not have any, but if a customer ever does, the store could notify you.
Visit an army surplus store and check out their selection. They offer used tents of very good quality at a reasonable price. These stores also sell their supplies online. Flecktarn is a good example of one such website.
When buying a used tent ensure it's still in good condition. Don't cheap out! You will pay for it on a cold night when your toes are ready to fall off. Do not buy a used tent with any rips, tears, holes, wears or excessive amounts of staining. Also, and this is important, make sure the tent is complete with all the necessary components. Many used tents will be missing pegs and other vital parts, so checking for all parts is essential before purchasing. It's a very good idea to set up the tent and try it out before purchasing. DO NOT simply look at the picture on the box and the tent capacity. First, the picture on the box is never what the tent will actually look like - not even a brand new tent. Second, the capacity can be misleading. It all depends on your size and the size of the persons you are to share the tent with. So make sure you give the tent a test.
Another thing to consider when buying a tent is the capacity. If you're tenting alone, get a 1 or 2 person tent. If it's your family, get a 6 person tent. Keep capacity in mind when buying your tent. And remember, it's better to get the tent too large rather than too small.