With the ever rising growth of camping as an outdoor recreational activity, various outdoor equipment types are available in the market, each boasting features defining their respective functionalities, from being lightweight outdoor equipment to multi-functional items, to the “instant “ line of outdoor equipment and supplies, to the more “manual” breed of these items.
All in all, these varieties of outdoor equipment types run congruent to the demands of staying outdoors. From keeping campers warm, to keeping things comfortable, these items simply stand to state that “roughing it” doesn’t necessarily mean not being comfortable when out basking in the wonders of Mother Nature.
But, even with these items already in circulation, there is still the thing about the human factor, which could actually still “ruin” things when going out camping. The most common of which would be to forget important camping equipment.
Forgetting to bring the tent would be one really big blunder, and would often result to the Sleeping Bag Tent scenario.
Usually the sleeping bag tent scenario means campers have to pitch a tent using the sleeping bag they brought with them, which at times usually is. This is something that has to be done especially when bad weather is up and about.
Utilizing the “full zipped out” size of a sleeping bag, campers have to make a makeshift tent from the sleeping bag, utilizing some basic concepts of construction, as well as making do with the other equipment campers brought with them.
Here is one of the more “common” of sleeping bag tent formations, which is quite easy to do, particularly with the presence of other complementary outdoor equipment types.
The Rope Propped Sleeping Bag Tent
The concept of this sleeping bag tent formation is quite basic. Simply tie both ends of a rope, with equal heights to consider, to two facing trees. The rope should be tied tight enough to hang the fully unzipped sleeping bag to put over it, without letting any of the two ends loose.
Once the unzipped sleeping bag is hanged over the length of rope, campers then would have to find a way to prop the sleeping bag’s ends, thus forming a triangle out of the configuration, thus completing the rope propped sleeping bag tent. From setting stones heavy enough, to tying the ends down, the point is to simply prop the sleeping bag’s ends so as to form the whole tent configuration.
The success of the rope propped sleeping bag tent is quite dependent on the availability of rope. Should one also forget bringing that, alternative sleeping bag tent configurations could be made by setting up “tents” in conjunction with the available trees and even large rocks around in the area.
All in all, the rope propped sleeping bag tent is quite the alternative should campers forget to bring the tent.