We have just discovered the joys of camping with a group of unschoolers and it is so fun.
We have decided to go ahead and splurge and buy a tent so we don't have to keep renting and borrowing tents, since we plan to go with this group once a month and we really enjoy it.
If you have any other suggestions or general comments, please, speak up!
We want a huge tent so that we can use air mattresses or cots and so that we have room to set up a privacy area with a porta-potti for use at night for our young daughters. The last place we camped we had to walk almost two blocks to the bathrooms once per girl in the middle of the night, including crossing a bridge, through a patch of forest, and up and down stairs. We would prefer to have a place they can pee in privacy in the tent if necessary, even if it means setting up curtains inside of the tent.
So we have narrowed it down to a few huge tents, and I wonder if any of you have tried them:
Eureka 1510 Copper Canyon http://www.familytentcamping.com/sit...roduct/2601310
Black Pine Pinecrest Turbo Tent http://www.familytentcamping.com/sit.../product/30071
We are OK with huge heavy tents and we have adjsuted to paying for the tent. I will of course hunt high and low for bargains between now and January, which is when we plan to go camping again.
We are mildly curious about the Eureka tent with electricity, but we do not plan to buy it unless someone tells me it is absolutely fabulous. It's too small for our needs.
Thank you for your advice. We are new to all of this.
I could not find a discussion on this subject, but it seems that there would be plenty of family camping experience here at mdc. So if I am in the wrong place, please know that I hunted and searched and finally decided that this is the best place to post this.