If you enjoy the outdoors then you probably want to share that love with your children. Like anything the earlier you introduce the fun and adventure of camping to children the better.
It is much easier to get a five year old excited about sleeping outside than it is to suddenly tell a teenager to leave the comfort of home. Kids will start off by sleeping in the tent with you but eventually they want to have their own tent to sleep in.
This is normally where the trouble starts, carrying an extra tent on a hike can be tough enough but if you then have to struggle with putting two tents up rather than just one it can get to be tedious.
Easy up tents are perfect for children (or adults for that matter) they are made of the latest lightweight materials and are so easy to erect that it is crazy. You literally open the packaging and sort of throw them on the ground. The tent pops up and is ready to use instantly.
Buying an easy up tent for your son or daughter really will keep them excited about camping, it is also very cool to see the tent just suddenly appear out of a packet. Like any product not all easy up tents are the same.
You should buy one that is lightweight and durable. The chances are that your kids will only be worried about what color the tent is but as the adult you need to give some more thought to it.
Like any tent you will still need to make sure you dry it off before you pack it away but if you are going to be getting out the family credit card to purchase a good tent then you must make sure that you look after it.
If you show your children not only how to put the tent up but how to clean it before packing it away you are sure to find that you get many years of use from it.