Camping in the rainfall is not a picnic. In fact, it can be quite horrible, as the water forms a huge puddle in your tent, loosens your ankles and begins to drag you downhill. But the reality is that when you go camping, there will be rainy days. And rather than feeling unhappy and not having fun, here are some tips to make the most of the dark. Remember, this will pass and what a great story you will have for future camp fires!
1. Consider your vacation, journey or expedition location.
Is it in the Maritimes of Canada, the West Coast of New Zealand or Tasmania or somewhere that has a regular deluge? If yes, expect rain season and be prepared in advance. For other camping destinations, expect some nights and days of rain and be appropriately prepared. It’s always a good idea to look into the forecast for the area in which you’ll be staying before you head out.
2. Get the right tent.
While there are many considerations that go into choosing a tent, there are a few more specific things to take into account when anticipating rain: The tent should have a full fly sheet with sufficient overhang to prevent upwards splashing of mud from being a big problem.
3. Make sure that the seams on the tent are sealed. You do not want the water to slip through the cracks somehow!
The entrance path should form a lip, like a bathtub, and not be as flat as the rest of the floor (this is called a “bathtub floor”). If the floor goes down or is simply sewn flat in the tent wall, it will let the water enter.
The lining of the tent must be waterproof – read the labels carefully to find out the virtues and disadvantages of the product.
If you go camping for a short time, a small tent might be acceptable if you can stand close to your camping buddies. If you are staying for 3 days or more, take the big tent for your own sanity!
4. Pitch the tent correctly.
If you must pitch the tent in the rain, lay a tarp on you first to prevent the inner part of your tent from turning into a bath before starting. Put an office canvas matching the tent to provide extra protection. The floor should not be visible under the tent, fold under the sides of the floor f you must throw the tent in the rain, lay a tarp on you first to prevent the inner part of your tent from turning into a bath before starting. Put an office canvas matching the tent to provide extra protection. The floor should not be visible under the tent, fold under the sides of the floor cloth so that the water that flows into the tent does not catch on the floor fabric and must be directed to the floor and The floor of the tent. Multi-slope tents such as the Macpac, Montbell and Hilleberg brands can be set up with the fly and interior already attached so the interior will not get wet from the rain. If it is stormy, you can try staking the waterproof fly first and work under it as a raw shelter until the inner tent is installed.
5. It is usually no longer advisable to “jump” around your tent.
The new flooring of the bathtub does not leak even into a pool of water. It damages the campsite and leaves a mess at all if you come into your tent. However, if your campground is gravel or sand, you may want to leave in the tent. If you have no choice as to where you can train in a spaceship around the tent, you may be required. As the floors of the bathtub eventually leak, you will want to carry a sheet of soil to place in the tent to stay dry.
6. The placement of your tent is very important.
Look for slopes, angles, indentations, soft earth and avoid pitching in these if you possibly can. Look for the highest part of the ground on your camp-site. Be wary of selecting as your site an absolutely flat area of dried sediment which has formed as it becomes a puddle in rain! Avoid any places with signs of old flooding (washouts, debris, narrowly enclosed areas, etc). Water can be channeled to these areas and flood them in minutes during a storm.
7. Use a tarpaulin sheet as additional cover and/or as a doormat.
If possible, attach a tarp to trees, poles, anything around your camp (even on your car), to create a “roof” on your tent. Make sure the sides run over the edges of the tent and allow the water to leak out of the tent. This will help prevent the rain from walking directly on your tent. This solution is usually easier for camping car. The tarpaulin can also be placed on the ground at the entrance. Here you stand, put on wet shoes, shoes, sandals and jackets before dragging it all in the tent. (You will want to bring plastic bags so that you do not give up your tent shoes.) Use chopsticks or other spare seal camp items that match the entrance as something to hang the jackets To dry. Aside from this, your jackets must be hydrophobic, dry quickly to facilitate drying time – invest in one or two good outer layers to keep warming.
Keep a change of spare clothes in a waterproof bag, in case everything in the tent is damp by a terrible misfortune.
Keep a pair of flip-flops or easy slides at the front door. If you are in the backcountry, choose shoes that seem easier to slip and take off and share this pair between you. Rubber boots can be good for just walking around the camp, but bring hiking shoes for hiking.
Raincoats should always be placed in your tent at night. It is a great place to stay. We had a great time. Thank you for your review. For those camping by car, always read spare umbrellas.
Warn hand warmers and light gloves by hand. Even in summer, light phobia and water gloves can prevent your hands from freezing when throwing and not throwing your tent in the rain.
9. Have some interesting things to do when you’re stuck in the tent all day.
Bring books, games, drawing materials, newspapers – everything you can manage in your pack or car you are interested in. The games that are useful at disposal include a pack of cards (lots, lots of ideas!). These are small and compact. It is also useful to write ideas for word games, games that can be made from sticks and stones (eg Tic Tac Toe), etc. In a small notebook (or memorize them if you are good), so you will have plenty of entertainment. In addition, a sleeping cushion that turns into a camping chair can make a huge difference in comfort when stuck in a tent for hours. Being able to stand while reading is much more comfortable.
10. Take the tent with caution.
If you can cut the tent under the fly, do it and store it before taking it out in the rain. If you drive again in a dry area, launch the tent at the first possible opportunity to give it plenty of time to dry in the sun and breeze – this will make your night more comfortable. And if you have the luxury of calling it to leave and go to a hotel or go home, launch the tent at the first possible opportunity to dry it. Even if that means the hotel car park. Never store a tent when it is wet, it can develop mildew.