How to Set Up the Ultimate DIY Base Camp


Portable Geodesic Dome Tent Shelter Kits for Sale or Rent by Pacific Domes

“Wherever you may wander, there’s no place like dome” ― Pacific Domes Inc.

Built to withstand the most rugged terrains, the wildest winds and weather on the planet, geodesic domes have proven time and again to be the best portable tent shelters known to man.  Geodesic dome tent shelter kits are rapidly deployable and have been used as remote field base camps in sub-zero arctic regions, hot arid deserts, tropical rainforests and high mountainous elevations.

Geodesic dome shelters are formed by inter-connected triangles that allow structures to remain rigid and stable when exposed to nature’s extremes. No matter whether your dome base camp is for a serious enterprise or for a more leisurely pursuit, you’ll love that dome kits can be set up in just a matter of hours with a couple of friends and some hand-held ratcheting tools.

Dome shelters are naturally more energy efficient due to unobstructed circulation of ambient heating and cooling.  Designed for optimal ventilation in all types of climates, studies have revealed geodesic domes have at least a 30% more heating and cooling efficiency when compared to standard shelters.

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Uses for Geodesic Dome Base Camps
Geodesic Dome base camp shelters dare you “to go where no human has gone before.” With many versatile uses, it matters not if you’re on a discovery expedition, a research project or on your way to experience a fun outdoor camping adventure.

Geodesic dome base camps have been used for serious enterprises, including discovery, exploration and research labs.  With a vision for the future of humanity among the stars, NASA is currently preparing for Mission Mars dome colonies to simulate living in outer space with their HI-Seas Lab in Hawaii.

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Geodesic domes have served as base camps for first-aid shelters for search and rescue missions at ski resorts and as  field hospitals for relief efforts.  Domes have served as remote construction base camps, prepper camps & communities.

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Are you ready to set your spirit free, spread your wings and fly off on an outdoor adventure?  Here are just a few examples of recreational uses for base camps:

  • Festivals & Event Hosting • Eco-tourism & Geo Glamping (glamorous camping)
  • Adventure Camps • Summer camps • Vacation camping spots

Once you’ve selected your site, setting up a base camp is the next step.  Watch this short video to learn how to set up your ultimate DIY base camp:

How to Build a Dome (14 min.)

No need to climb Mt. Everest or Kilimanjaro.  Much to the delight of your family and friends you can set up a base camp in your favorite vacation spot or even your own backyard.

So, what are you waiting for?  Visit Pacific Domes Gallery today for additional inspiration: