Erin is a mom of two and has been with Today’s Mama for ten years. She is charged with finding and sharing all of the wonderful things the web has to offer. She is particularly fond of food, photography, printables, and funny things. She writes about losing weight in her Healthy Living for Mom series, and is chronicling her attempt to master her DSLR camera with her series, Big Girl Camera.

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The Best Tent for Families

Amy’s camping posts got me to thinking about camping. Since we’re in the practice of sharing our favorites around here, I wanted to share my absolute favorite piece of camping gear—my Springbar Tent from Kirkham’s.

Image via Kirkham's


We have a Traveler 5 Springbar Tent—it was a 21st birthday present from my Mom. I am well beyond my 20’s friends, and let me tell you, that tent is still in great shape.

Image via Kirkham's


It’s easy to put up. It’s easy to take down. It’s canvas so holds up in wind, rain, and keeps surprisingly cool when it’s hot outside.

The zippers are insanely sturdy…which matters when you have young children yanking them up and down…oh…constantly.  This is the absolute best tent for families.

My girl, rocking some SERIOUS bedhead in our Springbar Tent, circa 2009.


My husband is TALL (6-foot-7) and he can stand up in it! Oh sure, that doesn’t sound like a big deal, but you try to pull up your pants while bent over. Go. Try it. I’ll wait.

It’s a complete pain!

Now I’m all giddy about camping…when’s the next trip?

Other posts you might enjoy…

Family Camping—Gear 

Family Camping—Meals 

Family Camping—Are You Ready  

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