Tents protect you from weather and bugs. They are a comfortable
place to tell stories or watch the sky. When Romantic
Camping your tent space is home base for Romantic activity.
Always invest in a high quality tent. This investment
will greatly improve the quality of your camping experience!
So which tent is right for you? Your choices boil down
to finding a balance of weight versus comfort and convenience.
Know your style of camping or backpacking. This will help
you determine which type of tent will work best.
These camping tents are ideal for hot climates. They include
a generous amount of mesh in the tent body to maximize
ventilation. The rain fly is designed to stop several
inches above the ground to also allow good ventilation.
These are popular backpacking tents. They usually have
enough interior space for waiting out the brief storms
of spring, summer, and fall. Most can handle gusty winds
and rain, but not heavy snow loads.
These are weatherproof tents designed for mountaineering
and winter camping. Rounded edges and one or two additional
poles help withstand heavy snow and high winds. Rounded
dome designs eliminate flat roof spaces where snow can
All Season (Convertible)
Tents: These are 4-season models which can be converted
into 3-season tents. This is usually accomplished by removing
pole sections and/or zipping off a roof panel. These tents
can be a good choice for year-round adventurers who want
only one tent.
Basic Tent Components
- Fabric: Material
is made of lightweight and durable nylon or polyester.
ROMANTIC IDEA: Select a tent with a warm colored fabric
like red, yellow or orange. When the sunlight is filtered
through your tent it will then create a warm Romantic ambiance.
- Floor: The
flooring should be made from a single-piece of waterproof
This is a waterproof layer between the tent floor and
the ground. This layer can protect your tent from any
rocks or sticks that might tear the fabric. The footprint
is also commonly called a ground cloth or tarp.
- Poles: Collapsible
lightweight tent poles are made of aluminum, fiberglass
or carbon fiber.
- Rain Fly:
Attachable waterproof layer that clips to the tent frame.
The rain fly requires additional stakes (fewer the better).
The rain fly also protects you from the wind. The lower
the rain fly is to the ground the better the protection.
- Stakes: Lightweight
metal or plastic stakes are necessary to keep the tent
from blowing away like a kite. Stakes often bend and
need to be replaced.
- Storage Features:
Gear loops, lofts and pockets inside the tent are designed
for hanging lights and storing your stuff. The more
storage features the better!
Floorless covered section located outside the tent entrance.
This valuable space can be used for the dry storage
of camping gear like boots, packs and other small equipment.
- Windows (and Doors):
Mesh windows and doors minimize condensation and allow
fresh air to circulate. Ceiling windows are ideal for
Manufacturers determine size by the number of people
the tent can sleep. Realize that these specifications
do NOT always align with reality. It’s quite common for
a “Two Person” tent to barely fit one adult. You don’t
want a tent that is too small. Know your space preferences!
This will help you find the right tent size.
Beware of Fire:
Not too close to the fire! Campfires will spit out tiny
sparks that can drift in the air. If sparks land on your
tent they will turn it into swiss cheese. I’ve learned
this the hard way. Make sure your tent is at least twenty
feet from your fire.
Find the Flat:
Looks can be deceiving. Try lying down in the tent or
on the footprint before staking your tent down. I also
recommend setting up your tent in spaces that are clearly
used on a regular basis. Doing so reduces the impact on
Near Water: Camping
by water is Romantic. If you are filtering or boiling
your drinking water you don’t want to carry it very far.
Water has a soothing (and Romantic) ambient sound and
look. The ambient sound from a creek or river can also
mask primal groans.
Tent Sex Kit
The Tent Sex Kit items are a MUST HAVE on your camping
checklist! Pack this gear where it can be easily accessible
from inside your tent.
- Condoms: There
are advantages to condoms while camping. Of course,
they help prevent disease and pregnancy. They also contain
the mess! When using condoms it’s easier to dispose
of the sex smells that might attract animals in the
night. They also help avoid the wet-spot in the sleeping
This is not always needed. However, it can be good to
have sometimes. There are many brands out-there. Finding
your favorite is part of the fun! Bring a small plastic
bottle and store the lubricant in a zip-loc bag! You
don’t want it to explode and make a sticky mess.
- Wet Wipes:
Often called moist towelettes or baby wipes, these are
essential for Romantic Camping. They have many uses.
For example, make yourself fresh (and lovable) in moments.
Get rid of the sweat, sunscreen and bug spray! They
also work great for cleaning-up after sex.
- Towel: Keeping
a small hand-towel handy is recommended. It can be useful
for after sex clean-up. A towel is sometimes needed
for other liquid spills that might occur in your tent.
Towels can be easily washed and dried. They are also
smaller than a box of tissues.
- Zip Lock:
Sealable plastic bags are great for camping. They can
be used for containing wet, messy or smelly items (I
think you know what I mean). Bring a few extra zip-loc
bags! Chances are they will be helpful for keeping your
tent clean and odor free.