Stansport Cabana Privacy Shelter is good for a bathroom or change room
If you need a private place to change clothes while on the beach or if you need a private place to got to the restroom while camping then The Stansport Cabana Privacy Shelter is ideal for your needs.
Having someone walk up on you while using the restroom in the woods can be quite embarrassing. The Stansport cabana eliminates that embarrassment. It is very light weight so it is easy to take with you on camping trips. It packs up rather small and is easy to assemble, but make sure to read the instructions prior to assembly.
The light weight that makes the Cabana so convenient is also its flaw when it comes to showering. It can’t really support the weight of water bags. If your water isn’t suspended then its not a problem.
The Stansport Cabana also makes a great changing room for those days at the beach or lake. It beats trying to quickly change clothes in your car while hoping that nobody walks by and catches you partially undressed. You’ll also avoid getting your car seats all wet from your bathing suit if you need to change back into street clothes after going for a swim.
The MSR Ground hog Stakes are regarded by many as the best tent stakes on the market. These stakes are made of aluminum and are light enough to carry with you to your campsites without bogging you down. They are very durable and less likely to bend than are other stakes that are available. They are extremely easy to drive into even the hardest ground due to their three sided design. The amount of positive reviews I’ve seen for these stakes lets me know I’m not the only one to love them so much. One person claimed they were the first stake he tried that didn’t break or bend in his rocky Colorado soil.
Most tents today are equipped with inferior stakes that don’t do a good enough job gripping the ground and come loose to easily. Many also bend with very little use. after market tent stakes are practically a necessity for campers.Three are cheaper stakes available but the MSR Ground Hogs are about as good as it gets.
Wenzel Great Basin Nine-Person Two-Room Family Dome Tent Review
Wenzel Great Basin 18 X 10-Feet Nine-Person Two-Room Family Dome Tent
The Wenzel’s Size
The Wenzel Great Basin is a pretty big tent that is designed to sleep nine people. It lives up to its designers intentions rather well as nine people could fit for the night rather easily. At 18 feet by 10 feet space will never be an Issue with this Wenzel. If you do use it to sleep nine then you will have practically no room for a living area for those that like tables and chairs in their tents, but sleeping seven or eight will leave some more room for that type of stuff. At 70 inches tall most people should be able to stand rather easily while inside of the Wenzel Great Basin.
Wenzel Great Basin Weather Resistance
Weather shouldn’t be an issue with the tub style floor that is welded not sewn which means no leaky needle wholes allowing water in to ruin your camping trip. There is great ventilation provided by two large mesh windows and two large side by side mesh D Doors. The rain fly is large enough to cover the roof area and keep out the rain. This isn’t the greatest wind resistant tent, but should do well for those that aren’t camping in the windiest of conditions.
Great Basin Set Up
We found the set up of the Wenzel to be easy for two people, although one person might have a difficult time due to the size of the tent unless that one person has very long arms. The corded frame and pin and ring system help make the set up easier. I estimate average set up times to be between 15 and 30 minutes depending on your tent set up experience level.
The Wenzel Great Basin Nine person two room tent is equipped with a divider that allows the tent to function as one large room are two separate rooms allowing for privacy or just making a sleeping and living room. There are two lofts for storing all your equipment, backpacks and the like. There are also a couple of storage pockets that are handy for storing knick knacks.
Many folks think about the mountains or forests when considering a camping destination. However, camping on the beach is also a good choice. The sand and water provide plenty of activities for outdoor enjoyment. This can be a good fun getaway for you and your family or friends.
Many public beaches do not allow camping, so do some research before planning your trip. There are plenty of places where camping is perfectly legal, though. Research the areas you are considering before deciding on a place, as there may be some restrictions and regulations in place. A lot of beaches have rules as far as what vehicles are allowed on the beach, if any. There may also be restrictions on materials that are allowed. Many beaches do not allow glass bottles but cans and plastics containers re probably allowed. There might also be particular fire rules where fires are allowed only in certain areas or under certain conditions.
The beach is loaded with interesting activities. You could have a sand castle building contest where the most unique and well-built castle wins a prize. Swimming is a lot of fun but make sure you are aware of any warning signs that are posted and do not use inflatable floats in high surf. Boogey boarding and surfing are good fun and some place will have lessons for those who are new to it. Many places have rental spots for jet skis and boats as well. Snorkeling or scuba diving will provide you a glimpse into undersea life if the water isn’t too murky. Pack some books of sea creatures native to the area to look up what they are when you spot them.
Be sure you pay attention to any posted warning signs. These may caution against tides, currents, sharks or environmental dangers which could endanger your life and the lives of those you are responsible for. Do not go in the water if there are posted signs and always be aware of whats happening around you. Don’t forget that the sun reflecting off the water intensifies your exposure to UV rays so wear enough sunscreen and reapply often. Be sure it has a high UV resistance.
The temperature near the water drops substantially at night, so even if it is very hot during the day, pack warmer clothes for the evening. Take notice of tides and set up camp so that you have enough room between the camp site and the water. Nothing can ruin a camping experience faster then getting awakened by the tide entering your tent or washing away your belongings.
Grilling on the beach is a great time to get out the old grill and cook some burgers, steaks and hot dogs, or some seafood if you were lucky enough to catch anything. Sitting around a nice fire with the sun setting over ocean is a wonderful way to enjoy the evening. Be a considerate and responsible camper and remember that other people will use the camp grounds. When you leave the camp site, be sure to leave nothing behind, all fires are extinguished, and the area is cleaned.
And don’t forget to read our tent reviews to make sure you have the right tent for your next camping trip.