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First, wash the tent and fly with soap designed for outdoor gear and rinse well. Apparently, ordinary laundry soap leaves residue that interferes with waterproofing qualities. Second, treat the outside waterproof parts with a product that is specially designed to revitalize the DWR (durable water repellency) coating. This helps water "bead" off. ...


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As a new camper, without any experience, the most important thing is to take it gradually. @Weather Vane in his comment recommended a specific primer, and reading that or another primer is a good idea. My husband and I did not read a primer, but we went with experienced friends on our first trip, who advised us on sleeping bags and packs. They had a spare ...


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Kinds of camping? You can divide it across many different axes. Probably more important than tent type is transportation type. Are you carrying everything on your back all the time, hiking? Or are you riding a bike? Is a tour company transporting your stuff for you from site to site? Are you canoing from site to site with the occasional portage? Are you ...


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