If you’re like any experienced hunter, you’ve got a solid assembly of gear ready to go when the season starts up again. Unless a particular element of that kit breaks or wears out, there’s rarely a good reason to make a change or an upgrade. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it — except in the case of your old hunting tent, camp system or hunting blind. Here are a few reasons why you should upgrade those vital shelter systems before autumn hunting seasons begin.
Nostalgia Has No Value
Your old hunting gear probably carries with it some fond memories, but there’s nothing warm and fuzzy about sleeping in a tent full of holes. When inclement weather strikes, leaky shelters allow in rain, snow and wind. They can also allow in pests, vermin and other nasty critters. New four-season tents made using high-strength frames and fabric membranes offer better insulation and more durable components. They incorporate low-cube storage options that make packing in and out of your remote campsite quick and easy.
Create a New Tradition
Maybe your grandfather invested in a high-quality tent and passed it down to your dad, who passed it on to you. While that’s a wonderful tradition to carry on, the reality of older hunting tents is, they weren’t really built to last. New technology and manufacturing methods have yielded spectacular results. These ruggedly durable hunting shelters, field blinds and camp systems can withstand 100 setup and strike cycles and the most extreme weather for 15 or more years of field life. Begin your own tradition and invest in a hunting tent your children will be proud to share with theirs.
When you’re camping for days, weeks or months at a time in remote wilderness locations, cheap canvas popups and polyester hunting tents can’t match the versatility and field-tested performance of durable tensioned membrane shelters. These high-quality hunting tents can be quickly installed and securely anchored to any surface for extended use or weekend getaways, providing flexibility that a permanent hunting cabin can’t provide.
Whether you’re a wilderness outfitter who needs a ruggedly durable remote camp system or a hunter who needs the portability and performance found only in a WeatherPort, call +1-970-399-5909 to speak to a building specialist or contact us online.