I’ve always wanted to go on a camping trip but never had the time to do it and when I say a camping trip, I don’t mean going to one of those camp sites where there are lots of families with their kids, dogs, and RV but rather a camping trip in the wild, off the grid. I’ve also imagined myself being eaten by a wolf, bear, zombie, or a unicorn as I sleep in my tent on the ground. But now I can put some of those fears to rest thanks to the Tentsile tent.
The Tentsile tent was created by a team of British designers and is a combination of a tent and a hammock. The tent is strapped to trees and you get a hanging shelter, out of the reach of above mentioned animals. The only thing I’d be concerned with would be if I had to wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and forgot I was suspended in air, the end result wouldn’t be pretty. On the plus side, if one needs to “go”, just open the tent’s zipper and “water” the grass down below 😉
The Tentsile tent is made out of fire-retardant, UV and water-resistant polyester fabric and features a collapsible frame. The tent is held in the air with three elongated sections of the tent that are strapped to trees. The tents come with a rope ladder for easy access to the living space. The tents are available in three sizes with space for 5, 8, and 12 occupants.
Some of the benefits of Tentsile include not needing a flat surface to put your tent on, it can be placed over areas that are waterlogged, and it could be used as emergency shelter in flood areas, as long as there are structures/trees that the tent can be strapped to.