Screen tents can provide more than just shelter from bugs. When properly used, these can be used for many different things. Portable screen houses work great for day camping at the lake or barbecues at the park. Being a favorite item for many campers over the years, their uses are almost boundless. Need a little extra room for your backyard party? Or how about a place to let the kids camp overnight in the safety of your home.
Screen tents are available in several configurations and some have add on features. Options like snap in floors, rain fly’s and wall curtains that can also be used as awnings, just to name a few. Mosquito screen or no see um screen is also an option you need to choose carefully.
Basically, a screen tent is a portable tent that is screened on all sides with a screened or solid roof. The most popular fabric for a screen house is rip stop nylon, but heavy duty canvas models are also available. Nylon tents are generally very lightweight and may come in different colors, while canvas models are heavier but tent to outlast their nylon counterparts. Canvas models are usually white or khaki in color.
Great for eating areas, preparing food or storing extra equipment like coolers, picnic tables and lawn chairs. Even some camping tents feature a screen room for added bug free comfort.
I really enjoy using a screen house on all my outings. Just pack up the family with a little food, some lawn chairs or a picnic table, your screen tent and get ready for a fun filled day with friends or family.
Consider a screen tent the next time you are planning a outdoor trip or party. Theirs no better way to provide shade and a bug free area for your family. Other uses can include shelter at the beach, wedding receptions, garage sales or at flea markets.