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If you're planning on spending any time off-grid in your RV, camper, or overlanding vehicle, solar panels are a must-have. They can provide you with a reliable source of power for everything from your lights and refrigerator to your laptop and smartphone.
But with so many different solar panels on the market, it can be tough to know which ones are right for your needs. In this blog post, we'll take a look at the different types of solar panels available, the factors to consider when choosing solar panels, and some of the best solar panels for RV, camper, and overlanding vehicles.
Types Of Solar Panels
There are two main types of solar panels: rigid and flexible. Rigid solar panels are more durable and affordable, but they require drilling holes into the roof of your RV or vehicle to mount. Flexible solar panels are less stable and more expensive, but they can be mounted on curved surfaces and do not require drilling holes.
In this final installment of our series on types of camping tents, we’re focusing on family camping. As those of us with kids know, when it comes to family camping trips, one of the most critical pieces of gear you'll need is a reliable family tent. The right tent can make your outdoor adventure comfortable, safe, and memorable for the whole family. After thorough research and testing, we've selected three top family tents to help you make an informed decision for your next camping trip. Below you’ll find that we’ve broken down each tents' features, along with their pros, and cons to help you choose the best fit for your family's needs.
1. CORE Extended Dome Tent
The CORE Extended Dome Tent has earned the title of "Best Overall" in our selection, and it's easy to see why. This spacious and durable tent is the Taj Mahal of pop-ups. This massive tent offers a range of features that make it a fantastic choice for family camping and sleeps up to nine people! Check out some of the key features of this family-sized tent below
When it comes to backpacking and overnight hiking, your tent can be your best friend. It shields you from the elements, provides comfort, and offers a sense of security amidst any environment in which you find yourself. But with so many options on the market, how do you choose the perfect one? That's where we come in. We've scoured the latest reviews and evaluated the top backpacking tents on the market and here, we present the cream of the crop.
Best Overall Backpacking Tent: Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2
Our top pick for the best backpacking tent goes to the Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2. This tent strikes the perfect balance between weight, durability, and functionality. It weighs in at a mere 3 pounds and 2 ounces, making it an ideal companion for those counting every ounce in their backpacks. But don't let the lightweight design fool you; this tent offers a roomy 29 square feet of floor space, two doors, and 18 square feet of vestibule space.
Imagine a world where you can have your cake and eat it too - or, in this case, your wilderness adventure and a comfortable night's sleep. Car camping, which refers to camping trips that allow you to drive up to your campsite, offers just that. It combines the thrill of the great outdoors with the convenience of your car nearby. Though most frequent car campers aren’t quite as serious as back-country trekkers, you still want to make sure you have an adequate shelter. That's where we come in.
In this guide, we're about to unveil the best tents for car camping, ensuring your nights under the stars are cozy, safe, and unforgettable. Whether you're a seasoned road warrior or just starting your car camping journey, these tents will be your trusted companions. Let's dive in!
Qualities of a Good Car Camping Tent
If you don’t plan to backpack your way through the Appalachian trail or test the back-country of the American West, you likely won’t need some of the specialized gear that serious mountaineers use. As a casual car camper, the type of tent you should be on the lookout for is going to be quite a bit simpler. Look for the following qualities when shopping for a car camping tent:
Whether you’re planning a Labor Day weekend camping trip or simply taking a day trip to a national park or outdoor space, you’ll need to be ready to deal with the late August heat. While there are a number of products on the market that might help you survive the sun’s powerful rays this weekend, we at Renlicon have prepared a handy DIY guide to finding cooling solutions that really work with items you already have on hand. Comb through this list to find techniques that will fit your budget and keep you from succumbing to Mother Nature’s steamy wrath!
Potential Health Risks of Heat Overexposure
Overexposure to heat during the dog days of summer can present a potentially fatal health risk. Though we’re big proponents of outdoor activities of all kinds, we want to make sure you’re fully educated and prepared to deal with all risks associated with outdoor life. Heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses are responsible for around 1,300 deaths in the United States alone every year.
The following three heat-related conditions present various symptoms that you should be on the lookout for as you participate in outdoor Labor Day activities this year: