History

The man and his tents

Tents have always been used by humans as accommodation, living and sleeping quarters. The temporary structures had to be easy to disassemble for transport and be simple in construction without sacrificing protection. Maybe the tent has developed out of the wind screen. It is at least one of the oldest forms of human accommodation. Already for the Neolithic period simple summer tents and more massive winter tents could be proved. Both types were initially not very big.

The construction of the first accommodation was a big development step. It led to decisive changes in lifestyle, to deepen relationships between people and was the first step towards organized coping with life. The nomadic way of life was exchanged in the course of agriculture and livestock attitude against settlements in fixed buildings and village communities.

Nonetheless, the tent appears time and again in numerous cultures and human history. In the Romans tents were used in large stalk as an army camp for their conquests. Explorers and pioneers needed them as temporary accommodation on the hunt or as a deposit on their travels and expeditions. The structure had essentially not changed for millennia. The tent still consists of a scaffold and a shell. Previously, the covers still made of animal skins or skins, later made of linen and flax. Today we find more and more tents made of ultra-light high-tech material. But the meaning and purpose of a tent remained the same over the millennia, the basic need of man for protection from the forces of the forces of nature.

«The tent - a place where man can retreat from wild animals and enemies. Where warmth, food and friends wait. »

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