When I think of group camping, I would prefer perfect weather so everyone can sleep around the fire, but that is never guaranteed. However, it has been proven over and over that people who spend more time outdoors are healthier, and not just physically, but emotionally and mentally. Companies that make camping gear have provided solutions for this issue, with many very large tent options. One such company, Coleman, has two 10 person tents that are worth looking into depending on your needs. I have had great experiences with Coleman tents 10 person.
Group camping can be a ton of fun, especially if everyone is comfortable. So it’s a good idea to spend time considering what all is needed by your group. Are you seasoned campers with experience using more complicated equipment, or do you indulge in group camping only occasionally? These are very good questions to ask when considering what type of tent you will need.
Also, will there be bad weather? Are you planning to stay a while? If the answer to both these questions is ‘yes’, then your group would benefit a lot from the Coleman Weathermaster 10 person tent. It is designed for high winds (up to 35 mph!), and has a lot of heavy duty features for heavy rains, snow, and the hardships of extended camping. So, for the three weeks of spring break, or that month long wilderness trek this summer, you will enjoy your time outdoors a lot more with gear that can withstand some abuse. It has two rooms as well, which can provide some privacy, or is just easier to use and organize. There is a very effective built in ventilation system, which helps a lot with the heat, as well as any unpleasant overnight releases from campmates. Believe me. The windows are designed to keep rain out, even if they’re open, which really helps if a day hike gets rained out, and you can’t get back to close up the tent. I’ve had a great deal of fun with this tent.
On the other side of that coin is the lighter camping model. The Coleman InstantUp 10 person tent can be set up in just 2 minutes. So, if the focus of your group camping trip is just a quick weekend getaway with 9 of your closest pals, then this is a great option for your needs. I went to a wedding last summer, and slept in one of these. The weather was pretty nice, but the mornings were very dewy. This tent stayed dry as a bone. Also, it has a lot of large windows and a porch-like protrusion. So, even without the specialized ventilation system, this tent still caught just about every breeze that came by. The person who I stayed with uses this tent a lot and loves it.
Hopefully, it’s a priority in your life to spend more time outdoors. I know it is in mine. Camping in particular has a long gritty and glorious history, even including the westward expansion of America, where a pioneer’s home was essentially a campsite for as long as it took. Today, we don’t have to suffer quite as much discomfort as they did, thanks to companies like Coleman.