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Jun 20, 2024

How to Care for Your Tent?


A tent is a significant investment, so it's essential to take good care of it by following the tips in this handy guide.

Top Tips

  • Pre-Trip Inspection: Always check your tent before a major outing. Many campers overlook this critical step.
  • Initial Inspection: When you purchase a new tent, check it for defects or missing parts, whether it’s brand new or second-hand. There’s nothing worse than arriving at a campsite and discovering a missing pole or another vital component.
  • Warranty Registration: If applicable, register the warranty of your tent or awning with the manufacturer.

Checklist for Checking Over Your Tent

  • Tent Pegs: Ensure all tent pegs are present and in good working order. Pegs can easily bend, so check their condition before your trip. Consider upgrading to stronger pegs, especially for windy or boggy conditions. For hard-standing pitches, you will need rock pegs.
  • Poles or Air Tubes: Check that all poles or air tubes are in good working order. Assemble tent poles to look for damage or missing parts. Inflate air tubes to ensure they are not leaking. It's wise to have a spare pole or tube for emergency repairs.
  • Zips: Verify that all zips are operational to ensure the tent is weatherproof.
  • Guylines: Check that all guy lines are present and in good condition. Guylines are easy to replace if they fray or become worn. Most camping stores sell spare guylines.
  • Groundsheets: Inspect any sewn-in or optional groundsheets (such as the tent groundsheet, footprint groundsheet, or protectors) to ensure they are clean, dry, and ready for use. Check for small holes, especially in new tents, as these can occur during manufacturing.

Best Practice Guidelines

Owning a tent or awning comes with a duty of care. To maximize your tent's lifespan, follow these guidelines:

  • Seam Sealant: Always carry seam sealant. Most leaking tents result from worn or missed taped seams, which can be easily fixed with sealant.
  • Reproofing: Reproof the outer canvas every 12-24 months, depending on usage frequency. Like a waterproof jacket, tents wear down over time. Reproofing helps maintain waterproofing and slows UV degradation.
  • Dry Storage: Always pack the tent away dry to prevent mold, mildew, and unpleasant smells.
  • Proper Storage: Store the tent in a cool, dry place, away from areas accessible to mice.


  • Immediate Repairs: Repair any damage as soon as possible to prevent it from getting worse. Patch holes with canvas patches and use appropriate adhesives.
  • Professional Repairs: For significant damage, consider professional repair services to ensure the tent is fixed correctly.

Preventative Care

  • Groundsheet: Use a groundsheet to protect the tent floor from abrasion and moisture.
  • UV Protection: UV rays can degrade the fabric over time. Whenever possible, pitch the tent in a shaded area.
  • Proper Use: Avoid using open flames inside or near the tent. Ensure that cooking and heating devices are used safely to prevent fire hazards.


  • Air Circulation: Ensure good ventilation to prevent condensation inside the tent. Open vents and windows when possible to allow air to circulate.

Pest Prevention

  • Food Storage: Store food securely to avoid attracting pests. Clean up any spills immediately.
  • Insect Proofing: Check for and repair any holes or gaps to keep insects out.


Optional Extras

Consider these optional accessories for your tent:

  • Footprint Groundsheet: Highly recommended to protect the tent floor. A matching footprint is a key piece of kit.
  • Future Accessories: Ensure optional accessories, such as additional inner tents or a tent carpet, are readily available for future purchase.

By following these tips and guidelines, you can ensure your tent remains in excellent condition for many camping trips to come.

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