Camping is a great way to spend time with friends and family. It’s a great feeling to be out in the middle of nature. To take in all that it offers, and experience what life is like when you’re not plugged into your phone or computer screen.
As we know, camping isn’t always easy, but it can be difficult if you don’t have the right gear or are not prepared for the weather.
One of those risks that many people face when camping in cold climates is attaching their tent to their backpack while hiking miles on end.
Why Attaching a Tent to Your Backpack is Important?
We all know the benefits of camping: reconnecting with nature, having fun with friends & family – just being out there at all! The downside? Camping has its pitfalls too, like trying not bringing enough gear or getting stranded because of weather. One risk many people face when camping in cold climates is attaching their tents to a backpack while hiking miles on end.
When people think “packing”, they often imagine folding their clothes neatly into their suitcases and tucking their toiletries away in the side pockets. But when you’re hiking miles on end, it’s not as easy to pack your tent outside of your backpack while at camp because tents are bulky.
Packing a tent inside of a backpack can create problems with its weight distribution, which causes back pain, muscle strain, soreness, and fatigue.
Attaching your tent to the outside of your backpack is beneficial, but there are a few disadvantages to be aware of as well.
How To Attach Tent To Backpack?
Attaching a tent to your backpack is important while hiking because it reduces the risk of having to stop and set up camp every time you need shelter from poor weather or want a break.
There are several ways to attach your tent to your backpack. How you pack and carry will affect how the weight feels on your back, so try different methods until you find one that works best for you.
The first is by tying webbing loosely around one side and then attaching it to the other side with another length of webbing. The webbing should be long enough to allow the tent to move freely, but also provide stability.
Another method is to attach a long belt through loops on the back of your backpack and then threading one end over an outside loop on your tent, with the other end threaded under an inside loop from the tent. You can also use this same technique by attaching carabiner clips at each side instead of loops. This is the fastest and easiest method to use, but it also limits how you can adjust your tent for unfamiliar terrain or weather.
The Third method of attaching tents to backpacks involves clipping one end of the strap around the bottom or top part of your pack, then pulling it up over the other loop and tightening both buckles (image below). This makes for easy removal when you want to pitch camp, but also easy enough to detach from your backpack when packing up again.
The last method is one that requires some sewing and a little of know-how – this involves using two small loops on each side, which are then threaded through your tent’s poles to attach it securely to your backpack (image below). It also gives you more control over how tautly or loosely the straps are fastened so as not to rub against the canvas too much.
Ultimately, there might not be just “one” way! If you’re looking for a simple solution with fewer attachment parts than carabiners, then webbing will work best. Just loop it around both ends of your pack and thread them through a grommet hole in the back panel before attaching it to the loops on your tent’s poles.
Last, make sure to detach from your backpack when packing up again by detaching these cords and pieces – this will ensure that they are not lost or forgotten in transit!
If you’re an avid backpacker and have yet to attach a tent to your backpack, now is the time. We know it may seem like a daunting task at first glance, but with these tips, we hope that will change. Now go on out there and enjoy nature!