Finding the Right Kayaking Camping Tent

Find the appropriate camping tent for your kayaking trip might sound simple, and it is, so long as you follow some simple ground rules. There are a few different points you need to take into account which are as follows:

  • Who’ll use it? Is it just you or are you going to have company?
  • Free standing or stand along?
  • Some important things to look for are quality, rain worthiness and weight
  • What sort of weather do you think you’ll be in most of the time?

So first things first, who is going to be occupy the darned thing? A one person tent can work when you’re out in the mountains backpacking, however if you’re kayak camping you’re in luck because we can carry a bit more weight than a backpacker could (aren’t we cool!) My personal take on thing is that when you’re going kayaking camping, a very light two man tent might be the way to go. Why do I advise this you might ask? Easy, with a two man tent you’ll easily be able to fit your supplies minus the food. Also, just in case there is some sort of emergency, you can share it should something happen to your partner or friend’s tent. Sure, it might be a little snug, but you can make it work!

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A random photo off of the internet featuring a person with a tent and kayak.

Second off, I really do prefer a free standing tent. There are several reasons for this. First of all, you can pitch the tent anywhere, which is nice as you never know when you’ll need to pick up and move it. Next, when it’s time to disassemble it, you can easily just turn it upside down and shake the you-know-what out of it. And lastly, you can divide the weight between the other people you’re kayak camping with, which is nice.

Many people opt to buy their tents, which is fine if you’re going camping. However, if you’re hosting an event and need a Los Angeles California tent rental, there are a number of options that exist. A Los Angeles tent rental, can always be found at Find Me A Tent which I linked to earlier. They have been around for a long time offering tents to weddings, bar mitzvahs and all different types of events. They even have party tent rentals if that’s what you’re looking for. Personally, I’ve used their service several times, and have always been pleasantly surprised at their level of service. They go above and beyond to make sure their clients get exactly what they are looking for.

Got a bit sidetracked there, so back to kayaking tents. At the end of the day, you really just want to find something that is quality. And of course, you want to be sure it can handle the rain. You might think that the cheap tent you bought from Walmart will do it, but that isn’t necessarily the case. I remember back to a trip I went on with a friend in which my friend had just bought a cheap tent from Walmart and was thoroughly disappointed when it started leaking! We ended up having to share a tent because of it, and to this day my friend still gets agitated when I mention it. You get what you pay for, folks.

I hope you enjoyed this how-to guide on finding the right tent for kayaking. Be sure to also check out Find Me A Tent, if you ever need any sort of event tent rental; they’re sure to impress!

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BOATING TIPS

Here I am going to tell you 26 Most Wanted “Boating Tips” for you!!

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  • ACCESSORIES

Check your boat’s accessories. If you own wooden oars or paddles, be sure to check for splinters or cracks in the blade. Check plastic or metal paddles for signs of wear that would cause them to fail.

  • BUNG

Keep a wooden bung that matches the diameter of each through-hull below the waterline in order to prevent sinking in case of an emergency.

  • CLEANER Use oven cleaner to remove paint splatters on gel coat. • DIRTY

Is your boat getting a little dirty? Be sure to clean your deck and hull with a mild water-soluble cleansing agent. This will prevent damage to the color and condition of your boat.

  • ELECTRONICS Prevent equipment theft! Remove your electronics when storing your boat to protect expensive gadgets. • FUEL After every boating trip, be sure to fill the gas tank. This will help prevent water build-up from condensation. • GASOLINE

Clear any potential gasoline fumes by running the blower for five minutes before turning the ignition key (for boats with gas engines housed in compartments).

  • HURRICANES

Before hurricane season begins, take a video of the interior, exterior, and the equipment in your boat. Keep it in a safe place in case an insurance claim needs to be filed.

  • IMPELLER

If a water pump impeller disintegrates while you’re boating, the engine will overheat. Change your engine’s water pump impeller every three years to prevent failure.

  • JELLY Coat battery terminals with a small amount of petroleum jelly to prevent corrosive buildup. • KIDS Kids onboard? Be careful about hatch covers — they can pinch toes and fingers. • LEAVES Do not store your boat under trees. Falling leaves will leave stains, especially on fiberglass. Not to mention the tree sap and bird droppings that are particularly tough to remove.
  • METAL

A little metal polish goes a long way when dealing with chrome and stainless steel railings. After a good rinse, be sure to add this finishing touch.

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Best Water Sports

Recreation in the water has long been a part of human activities. Evidence of recreational swimming dates back thousands of years before written records. So it’s no surprise that people still enjoy sports and games which are performed in or around water. Some of the most popular water sports are even central parts of the Olympic Games. For anyone looking for a way to improve their health, excel as an athlete, or just find a fun pastime, water sports can provide some of the best options. One of the most popular water sports is competitive swimming. These races often take place in an artificial swimming pool, although they can take place in natural bodies of water such as lakes.

These swimmers attempt to break personal or world records while completing the course faster than their opponents. Swimming can be an individual sport, or teams can compete in relay races. Swimming is also a good sport for people looking to lose weight. Health officials report that swimming is a low impact way to improve fitness, and provides an effective all-body workout. A variation on competitive swimming is where, instead of completing a course in a set time, swimmers perform acrobatic feats in the water with uniform timing.

This is called “synchronized swimming.” Swimmers, either in teams or solo, perform routines of acrobatic and gymnastic moves while in the water, occasionally set to music and incorporating elements of dance. Rather than athletic power and speed, this form of swimming emphasizes grace, endurance, and artistry. It can be a fun way to exercise in the water while having an opportunity to express yourself creatively. Diving is also a widely-practiced water sport that requires a great deal of acrobatic skill. It requires similar levels of dexterity and flexibility as traditional gymnastics.

Competitive divers will attempt to fall gracefully, incorporating elegant turns and twists, while landing in the water as softly as possible. They are scored by a panel of judges on their dive on factors of approach, flight, and entry. Approach is how the diver begins the dive on the board, and can include carefully-practiced tumbles and hand-stands. Flight is the time the diver spends in the air, with height, distance, position, and number of rotations all being considered in issuing a score. And the entry is when the diver makes contact with the water. They should attempt to enter the water without any angle and little splash.