Emergency situations are very difficult to anticipate, especially during a time of disorder or unrest. Being prepared for any kind of emergency that may happen is vital not only for yourself but also the people around you. Having a canopy tent in your belongings can be very useful when it comes to surviving an emergency situation. A canopy tent offers shelter from rain and sun, provides shade from the heat and protection from strong winds. You can use this sturdy canopy as a temporary place to stay until things get back to normal again. It’s better if you have more than one canopy with you because even though it’s an already spacious enough canopy tent, there might still be a need for more space in case other family members or friends who were with you got injured and needed to rest. Having canopy tents with you will also make it easier for you to find your way back home in case an emergency happened while you were out of town or away from home.
Emergency Situations Where Canopy Tents Can Be Very Helpful:
Canopy tents are already very useful on its own, but when SHTF or when an emergency situation occurs, this canopy can be much more than just a shelter and shade provider. It might even serve as a helping tool when trying to provide your family with whatever needs they may have.
Here are some examples of emergencies where canopy tents can be helpful:
1) Floods and Storms:
Rain and storms usually come unexpectedly that’s why having canopy tents around is very important especially if you live in areas that are known to have heavy rainfall or multiple storms throughout the year. You can use canopy tents as a temporary shelter from strong winds and rain, and this canopy might even serve as a water storage container during the storm. To make sure that your canopy tent will be able to withstand strong wind and rain, make sure first if your canopy is waterproof and if it has guy ropes which you can tie on firm ground or anchor points.
Earthquakes may cause massive destruction to properties including buildings and trees, but canopy tents can provide protection from falling debris such as bricks, stones and other things that may fall off as a result of an earthquake. If you’re planning stay outside while an earthquake happens, make sure that canopy tents are firmly tied on both sides of the canopy to avoid it from falling off.
Blackouts are very inconvenient particularly if you need to cook or do some other things in your home because there’s no electrical power available. During a time like this, canopy tents can be used as temporary light sources inside your tent since they have loops which you can attach LED lights with. You can also use canopy tents as storage containers for food and drinks during blackouts since these canopy tents are waterproof and strong enough to withstand strong winds.
Wildfires may cause more damage compared to earthquakes according to research because of its ability to spread quickly across large areas. If you’re living in areas which are known to have wildfires every year, canopy tents can provide better shelter from its harmful effects compared to other types of temporary shelters. You can even use canopy tents as a water container since it’s basically waterproof.
5) War and Conflict:
Canopy tents may be used for warfare purposes if you’re in a war-torn country or state, but this canopy is not only that useful during conflicts because canopy tents can be used by soldiers to protect them from bullets and grenades while they’re still sleeping or resting inside their canopy tent. Since canopy tents are already made from sturdy materials, these canopy tents might also serve as weapons if you cut them on certain parts.
6) Harsh Weather:
If there’s no place to take shelter including canopy tents, you can always use leaves as an alternative for canopy tents. Just make sure that the leaves are dry to avoid molding inside your temporary shelter.
7) Storm Drains:
Storm drains are small holes dug on the ground with a large diameter where flood water may flow through during rainstorms or heavy rains. If it’s already flooded outside and you have no place to hide, canopy tents can be placed over storm drains so they will not be able to pull you with their water current. To stay safe inside a canopy tent while being caught in a storm drain, make sure that the canopy tent is firmly anchored by digging into its stakes into the ground then tightening the canopy around these stakes until it becomes taut.
Canopy tents are very useful especially if you live in areas where bad weather is common. For canopy tents to be used during emergencies, make sure that your canopy tent has guy ropes and stakes which you can anchor on firm grounds like rocks or bricks. If the canopy tent does not have these helpful things inside, then it’s better to get another canopy tent for emergency purposes that will help save your life.