Tents are an essential part of camping and can be as equally important when faced with an emergency or other disaster type situation. You can never really know what you could be faced with until it happens, so it is always best to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

Survival tents are an excellent addition to any survival kit you may find in your arsenal. It is a quick and easily set up shelter in case of emergency and provides you with protection and a home. Tents can keep all the elements out and help you prepare for any year-round disaster that could occur.

I have compiled a list of the best two person survival tents I can find and have outlined their key features to make the task of choosing the right emergency shelter an easy one.


Survival Shack Emergency Survival Shelter Tent
Survival Shack Emergency Survival Shelter Tent

This survival shelter tent remains warm in any cold weather situation and is compact and lightweight which makes transporting it easy and manageable. It sets up quickly and has enough room to accommodate two people. It is made of a mylar thermal material that reflects ninety percent of body heat and is also waterproof and windproof.

PriceDimensionsKey Features
Under $308’ x 5’Lightweight, reflective material conserves heat, waterproof, compact, sets up within minutes, reusable

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SE Emergency Outdoor Tube Tent

se emergency outdoor tube tentThe SE Emergency Tube Tent is made from non-woven material and has an aluminum coated interior that can insulate body heat for warmth. Its bright orange color promotes better visibility during emergency situations and will make the perfect addition to any emergency survival kit.

PriceDimensionsKey Features
Under $3082” x 36”Bright orange color for visibility, zin-plated carbon steel tent pegs, aluminum coated interior, includes twenty-three feet of rope, reusable

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Himaget 2 Person Camping Tent
himaget 2 person camping tent

The Himaget 2 person camping tent is made from a waterproof polyester and polyurethane coated material and the inner and outer layers superpose together to provide protection from rainy weather conditions. It has a double-door design and easy entry and exit. Its bright orange color provides better visibility.

PriceDimensionsKey Features
Under $10082.7” x 55.1” x 43.30”Waterproof, ripstop polyester, high-density nylon mesh, aluminum frame, double-door design, breathable, air deflector circulation system

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Popup Tent by Survival Hax
popup tent by survival hax

This Popup Tent by Survival Hax will prove to be an essential part of any emergency survival kit. This lightweight tent can accommodate up to four people and is portable and easy to transport. It is extremely durable and includes a 3 season tent floor made of oxford material so that it better resists the elements. It has two openings, one in the front and one in the back. Take it out of the bag and toss it and watch as it effortlessly pops open. The fiberglass poles expand, and all that is required of you is to secure it to the ground with the included stakes.

PriceDimensionsKey Features
Under $606.5’ x 6.5’Lightweight, compact, easy assembly, UV resistant, bright color, made with fiberglass, taffeta, and waterproof oxford materials

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Mil-Tec Recon One Man Tent Coyote

mil tec recon one man tent coyote

The Mil-Tec Recon One Man Tent is extremely compact, wind and storm proof and an excellent addition to a survival kit. It has a zippered entrance for easy access and also includes a storage space for any equipment you may have. The drawstring carrying bag is included with the tent. This tent only fits one person comfortably, which is a drawback if you aren’t necessarily camping or hiking alone.

PriceDimensionsKey Features
Under $10094.5” x 53” x 33.5”Right and left ventilation holes, mosquito net entrance, outer shell with taped seams, fiberglass tent poles, drawstring carrying bag, compact, and storm proof

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There are many different kinds of tents available if you are building up your survival kit. The first few tents reviewed would be best in emergency survival situations, and they are all affordable enough to buy to add to any kit. When looking for a survival tent you want to pay attention to the color, the materials used, and how quick and easy the setup process is. In an emergency situation, you might not have a lot of time to fumble around trying to put your shelter together. The last tent is the only one person survival tent, but it has been included to show a different design and style that is available.

Finally, you will also want to pay attention to the tent’s durability, its ability to keep the elements and bugs away, the weight you will have to carry, and how protected from the cold you would be. Make sure the survival tent you buy can withstand all kinds of weather conditions because you might not know what to expect and it is always important to be prepared.

The design of the tent can also be important. A tent with a more aerodynamic design means that the wind will roll off of it, and high winds won’t be as much of an issue. The wind will just glide around its shape. Also, reflective material is suitable for maintaining body heat inside of the tent in case you are trapped in colder conditions.

To summarize, the perfect survival tent will include the following elements:

  • Waterproof
  • Durable
  • Easy and fast assembly
  • Portability
  • Intense weather specs
  • Lightweight

Now that you have purchased your survival tent, 4-season tent, and portable shower, it is time to look into backpacking tents. Maybe you prefer to hike alone or with a small group of people, and you don’t want all the added weight on your back. A backpacking tent would be the perfect addition to your outside gear collection.


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About The Author

Dan Lee Williams is an avid target archer, bowhunter, and an outdoorsman from Sacramento, CA. When he’s not practicing shooting or hunting, he will likely be found sitting in front of his computer and writing for his passion site.

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