Irrespective of the style of your tent, what fabric it’s made of, or how long your warranty is valid for, you need to look after your tent properly to make sure it lasts. These seven tips will add years to its lifespan.
Just like you need to do maintenance on your property once in a while, there are definitely best practices when it comes to keeping your tent in tip-top shape, ranging from the best way to store it and how to keep it clean. Practice makes perfect Okay, you’ve just bought a new tent. Now what? Well, you need to unpack it, of course. And learn how to set it up. While you’re pitching you’ll need one of those little water spray bottles handy. Once it’s standing, spray some water on all the seams and stitched joints. This allows for the stitching to soak up moisture and swell out and tighten as it dries, allowing your tent’s sewed panels to become even stronger. This is also a prime opportunity to do a count of all the little parts that make up your complete tent and familiarise yourself with everything. A wax sealant applied to the inside of the seams is also a sure-fire way of keeping everything inside dry even if there is a tiny leak.