Recommended Tents for Emergency Preparedness


A tent can be, and often is, a key piece of emergency preparedness equipment—and when there’s no emergency, you can use it for fun things like camping. B&H carries an extensive line of tents and shelters (with more than 60 in stock and ready to ship) to suit individual needs and budgets. Here are a few recommendations from our Outdoor Department staff.

The Kelty TN2 2-Person is a lightweight backpacker’s tent with two doors and vestibules, and a rain fly that rolls up for stargazing. Clever features such as Jake's foot pole attachments, hug clips, and a pole hub make for easy setup, and the noiseless zipper pulls let you enter and exit without disturbing your sleeping tent-mate.

Kelty TN2 2-Person Tent

The Coleman Pop-Up 4-Person Tent sets up in as little as 10 seconds. That’s fast. The secret is its pre-assembled poles, which cut way down on the time spent putting it together. Taped floor seams keep moisture out, and the fly can be adjusted to take advantage of fair weather.

Coleman Pop-Up 4-Person Tent

Larger groups will be comfortable in the Coleman Montana 8-Person Tent. This roomy shelter is 6.2' tall and features a generous awning to keep the rain out, a detachable fly, and a power cord port. It measures 16 x 7'.

Coleman Montana 8-Person Tent)

With a bathtub floor, a 3,000mm durable water-repellent-rated clip-on rain fly and reinforced heat-taped seams, the Teton Sports Mountain Ultra 4 Tent will keep campers dry and comfortable even in rough weather. At just over 7 pounds, it’s suitable for backpacking, as well as car camping, festivals, and backyard sleepovers.

TETON Sports Mountain Ultra 4 Backpacking Tent

The Snugpack The Bunker 3-Person Tent is a rugged tent designed to be used even in winter. Its fly is made of 5,000mm DWR fabric with a bathtub floor, and it comes with a whopping 19 aluminum stakes to help it withstand high winds. If it’s raining, you can pitch the fly first so the inner tent won’t get wet.

Snugpak The Bunker 3-Person Tent

 Do you have a favorite tent for camping that would shelter you in an emergency? Tell us about it in the Comments section, below.