Why you should own a Privacy Tent if you go camping

Slumming it in a tent may not be some people’s idea of a great time, but it is mine. Camping is one of those things that seem highly underrated in today’s society. And yet, when done correctly, it can change your life for the better. The vastness of the open land, the sound of the gusting wind, the gargantuan of the cosmic sky and the sound of your heartbeat; what’s not to love about camping?

Camping is like the proverbial box of chocolates; you never know what you are going to get until you are in the thick of it. This is part of the reason why camping is so attractive to many. Not only is camping a low-cost way to escape the stresses of day to day contemporary life but getting closer to nature and becoming connected to it can do more for your spirit and wellbeing than you can imagine.

You see, when you escape into the great outdoors, it gives you a sense of liberation that is hard to experience elsewhere. When you camp, you enter what is referred to as a liminal space; a setting that relaxes normal rules for a while. In luminal spaces, you can be anyone that you want to be for several days without any major consequences. It is this promise of escape that makes camping so delightful.

Sleeping outside at a campground without proper phone reception is great and all, but what do you do when the sun rises and you need to take a shower? Maintaining personal hygiene is often harder when you are camping, but not impossible. You could, like most campers, opt to use the communal showers available at most camping grounds.

Alternatively, you could go for the tried and true method and take a simple river bath. However, if stripping down to your birthday suit does not seem like something you would do freely, there are always privacy tents that can allow you to clean up easily just as you would at home.

What exactly are privacy tents?

As the name suggests, privacy tents are tents that are designed to keep things private. Most privacy tents are quick to set up and come with an array of features that allow you to shower and change your clothes without worrying about peering eyes. Thanks to their compact designs, privacy tents are lightweight, travel-friendly and easy to store.

With privacy tents, you don’t have to change your clothes or shower in the open. All you have to do is pop open your tent and step inside and none will be the wiser. If you are going camping, here are a few reasons to invest in a privacy tent:

Increased privacy

As mentioned earlier, privacy tents give you the space that you need to get ready, shower and change without having to worry about others around you. With a privacy tent, you can skip the lines to the bathroom and change right on the camping site. Most tents are bought with guy lines and stakes so that you can anchor them up even in windy settings.

Cleaner than public bathrooms and toilets

If you are picky about cleanliness, a privacy tent can prevent you from having to use those nasty public bathrooms available on most campgrounds. You can easily set up a privacy tent and even use your luggable or portable toilet inside rather than having to use those disgusting port-a-potties. 

You can also add a shower stand and hose or one of those hanging shower buckets that can hold gallons of water. If you are looking for something a little more luxurious, you can even find a privacy tent that has shelves and towel rails for added lavishness.

Can be used in many situations

Overall, privacy tents are applicable in all sorts of situations, whether you are on the beach, events such as festivals and concerts or a public campsite. It does not matter where you are, having a privacy tent means that you can be entirely self-sufficient.

Easy assembly

Privacy tents are pop up, which means that they can be pitched easily without needing extra assistance or too much hassle. “According to Kate Huber, chief editor at NJGamblingFun, ‘’Privacy tents are stress-free. These tents are easy to set up and even easier to take down. Better still, they do not take up a lot of extra room in your car. If that’s not convenient, what else is?’’

Things to keep in mind when buying privacy tents for camping

The right size

You should pick the right size for your needs. The last thing you want is to have parts of your body exposed when trying to change or during your shower.

The construction material

The material that you select will impact the portability of the tent. You want to go for a privacy tent made with a waterproof fabric. Luckily, most of these tents are made using nylon and polyester, which are both waterproof.

Features

The features of privacy tents vary from one brand to another. Some of the features that you can find include removable floors, embedded sandbags, storage, rainfly and vents, meshed windows and so on. Generally, the more features a privacy tent has, the better.

Ease of use

This goes without saying, but a privacy tent should be easy to set up and dismantle. A typical privacy tent will come with a carrying bag. All you have to do is open it up, pull on one side and step back to watch it unfold.

Final Thoughts

Ah, the great outdoors; there is nothing quite like it! That is until you have to strip down and take a shower. If the image of you crawling out of your tiny tent most unceremoniously every morning to dash to the communal bathrooms is stopping you from going on the next camping trip, then privacy tents are just what you need.

With showers being few and far in between when you are in the great outdoors, it is essential that you get a little creative and privacy tents can help you do just that. Privacy tents can allow you to clean up without the odd stare or two. If you prefer to shower in the buff, you may have to wait until darkness sets in to use your private tent; you just have to make sure that no one flashes a light in your direction.

 

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