Here you have our list of the best tents for survival camping. All tents in this buyers guide are designed to keep you alive and well during adverse weather conditions. As such, survival tents are usually lightweight, waterproof, durable, and keep you warm. Please note that while there are many survival tents, not all of them are recommended by us. Without further ado, let’s dive in!
1. Black Diamond Eldorado 2-Person Tent
The Diamond Eldorado is a durable survival tent for camping. In fact, this is best 4-season survival tent! It weighs just 4lbs 8oz and covers a total area of 30.8 square feet. If you require an all-rounder that covers all bases, this is the emergency survival tent for you. It also made our list of backpacking tents for two and .
The Eldorado uses just two-poles, yet offers comparable strength to most three-pole models, like the MSR Remote 2. Around the two-pole structure you’ll find unique ToddTex fabric. Now, this fabric is unique because it is made from thousands of micro-hairs that wicks moisture to the outside. This innovative feature makes up for the tent only having one small roof tent.
The tent is built for two people, making it our best 2-person survival tent. Although the tent provides adequate living space, we would prefer if the tent came with a vestibule with extra storage space, although for a survival tent this isn’t such a big deal. The mesh pockets found on the tent walls allows you to store emergency essentials.
Overall, the Eldorado combines strength and lightness to create a survival tent for all situations. The survival tent is versatile, offers comfortable living, protects you during stormy weather, and is also in our wild camping tent list.
2. Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL Tent
If you want a lightweight survival tent for backpacking, the Copper Spur is the one for you. The tent is available is a range of four sizes (1-4 people), meaning you can find the exact one for your needs. These tents weigh from 2lbs 5oz to 5lbs 1 oz.
The 3-season survival tent is crafted from a proprietary double rip-stop nylon fabric that is durable enough to withstand the elements. This fabric is built on a 4-way hub design that allows for high-volume living space while keeping the weight to a minimum. In fact, the tent covers 88″L x 52″W of ground, with plenty of headroom too.
In regards to storage and extra features, the tent has both. Users will appreciate the vestibules that provide extra storage space (these vestibules are also fitted with storm flaps). Even more storage space is made thanks to a number of media pockets and a ceiling pocket.
3. Kamp-Rite Original Tent Cot Camping Bed
The Kamp-Rite Original Tent is an off-the-ground survival tent that allows one person to sleep 11” above the ground. This unique design allows for protection from wet grounds, hard terrain, and bugs. Most survival sleeping cots have a cross bar design that is uncomfortable to sleep on, the Kamp-Rite has a unique design that eliminates this issue.
The unique design also allows for quick set-up too. In fact, it’s just a case of unfolding the tent and popping it up. This quick set-up time one of the best emergency tents for escaping bad weather.
The Kamp-Rite can even be converted to a lounge chair for users to relax during the day time. Unlike other tents, this feature means you can sit down on a chair, instead of the ground. The tent also features multiple zippered for easy access. But don’t worry, these doors have mesh that prevent bugs from entering, while still allowing for positive airflow.
4. Russian Bear Winter Tent with Stove
As you can tell from its name, this is a survival tent for winter. In fact, the military survival tent even comes with a stove to keep you extra warm. This feature is very rare among tents, but the tent is fitted with a roof-top pipe jack that is surrounded by a heat-resistant layer. There really is no better survival tent for staying warm.
As you can see from the picture, the Russian Bear Winter Tent has a circular shape that covers roughly 102 ft² (9.6 m²) of ground. As an instant survival tent, the Russian Bear is easy to set-up. In fact, all you need to do is unfold the tent, and then open it like an umbrella.
Even though it’s an insulated survival tent to keep you warm, the tent has windows that allow users to have great views of the outside. These windows are quadruple-layered, so you won’t lose any heat. Another innovative feature of this tent is the hinged-door, which allows for easy access.