Tents have a long and varied history throughout the world. Tents have been used by armies during long campaigns. Tents have been used by explorers as they sought out adventure in the western United States and in Canada. Tents have been used in the Mid East, in Asia, in Australia, and even by Native Americans. There is no shelter as simple and as common as a tent, but at the same time, they are the most effective, the most light-weight, the easiest to pack, and the easiest to use form of shelter. As technology advances, so do tents. Many now are water proof, wind proof, snow proof, and can even be heated. They come in all different shapes and sizes. Some of which are perfectly acceptable for only one person, and others are perfect for parties of eight or more. They often come with simple, easy to understand instructions, and a skilled camper can erect a tent in practically no time at all.
Tents also vary in price. Some are pretty cheap, but always remember that you get what you pay for. The strongest and most advanced always cost more, but you can find reduced prices through online vendors. It is best to shop around and find the tent that best matches your budget, your needs, the size of your family, and the area where you will be camping. Also, if you camp often, consider it as an investment. The sort of investment that will pay off after you have the chance to use it multiple times and multiple years.