Restoring Camping Equipment: Army Surplus Tents

Since World War II, governments have been accumulating a large amount of military equipment. The majority of which are tents for military use. This is the reason why the government sometimes sells used Army tents

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Both brand new and used tents are available for auction or sale. Sometimes, distributors from third parties purchase them in bulk and then sell them as camping gear for the typical consumer. One of the most desired products sold by these distributors is tents. Since you can't camp without the tent.

These tents that are surplus are typically superior to commercial camping equipment that is sold on the market. One reason is that they were designed for the military, which means you can be certain that the tents are not made of cheap materials. 

They were made to withstand even the most difficult conditions. Since they're surplus, the majority of them are at a lower cost. 

Start by looking over the ropes. The strength that the ropes have is vital to ensure that you don't risk your tent colliding with your head while you're inside. Examine for rots, molds or mildew. 

They will weaken the ropes and lead to breaking if you keep using the ropes in their current condition. Ropes of this type are simple to clean. Simply soak the ropes in an ice-water solution that is made from 8 parts of bleach and 2 parts water. After that, you can have the ropes dried in the sunlight.

Be aware that not all old and used equipment for camping can be repaired. Look over the item before you purchase it. If you believe the parts aren't in good repair and you're not sure, then you might be able to pass on the item, regardless of what the cost might be.