There are several ways you can protect your tent.
1. Protection base
Tent base can be protected by acquiring a film which is placed under the floor sheet. Many manufacturers also sell and protective films. Although their price is high enough, worth the money.
The purpose of these protections is to prevent direct contact between the floor and soil. Folia floor can be damaged due to wear caused by abrasion and broken glass, shells or other objects can sting. So the floor will no longer provide initial impermeability.
For those who do not want to buy a protective film from the producer, or if the manufacturer does not offer such protection can be successfully used an improvisation. A thick plastic sheet is cut so as to be 5 – 10 cm smaller than the base. It is important that plastic wrap does not exceed the base dimensions not to collect rainwater under the tent. But at the same time not be much smaller, because a larger area of the base to be protected.
2. Protection after use
After the tent should be packed using clean, dry and dust and sand shed. When you get home it is better to stretch it out and its string of laundry on a couple of hours. Then you shake the dust and possibly sand.
Most models have a lining of polyurethane. Water is a very slow solvent for polyurethane, which makes packing a wet tent to turn over a compact time in a ball, that can not be opened.
Tents packed with silicone lining will catch wet mold. Inside will be a stench for a long time.
3. Accident Protection
Tents are often damaged during assembly and disassembly operations. Accidents during the erection or dismantling can be prevented by performing these operations carefully.
At night a light source must be ensured in order not to operate “in the blind.”
Beginners need to go on vacation before that model to be fitted at least once, without haste, at home or if it is not possible in a location where it is allowed and there is enough space.
Read the manual that accompanies it is mandatory especially for beginners, although even those who have experience not hurt to read about how to install when buying a new one. Even those who have experience may be faced with intractable problems without knowing how he thought fitting manufacturer.