Imagine a situation where you’re camping in broad daylight and suddenly you see dark clouds hovering above you and it starts pouring heavily, possible right? A few hours of rain can turn your camping experience into a serious situation by affecting your tent, electronic devices, and even you.
Experienced campers know that even if rain isn’t in the forecast for your camping trip days, it can pop up at any minute no matter what season you’re camping. You can get away from unexpected rains by using some foolproof techniques, like getting a suitable tent, apply a coat of waterproofing to your tent, and many others.
If you want to have a great camping experience without rain playing the spoilsport, here are some tips which could help you stay dry during the rains:
Focus on your gear:
If you don’t want to be affected by the rains, make sure you have all the right gear and equipment to cope with it. You must go for a well-waterproofed tent with properly sealed seams tomake sure the rainwater doesn’t enter the tent.
Tarps can provide great protection from rain and you should consider carrying extra tarps to use in the rains. You can use them as overhead protection for the tent which would add the extra layer of security against the rains.
Choose a right area to set up your tent:
Choose an appropriate area to plant your tent and save yourself from the rains. It’s suggested that you plant the tentat a little elevation to provide you extra protection from flood-like situations. Don’t plant your tent right beside water sources, like lakes or rivers, as it’s not very good for the water of these sources to get near you during a heavy downpour of rain.
Rain can cause the ground underneath to get wet even when you’re completely secured from the outside,it can come in through the ground. Make sure you have enough groundsheets to cover the entire ground inside your tent, so that water doesn’t come in through the ground.
Be extra cautious while placing the groundsheets and don’t let any of the groundsheets to come out of the tent premises. If the groundsheets are exposed out of the tent premises, there’s a great chance for the water coming into the tent through the groundsheets as well.
Spare gears could help:
It’s recommended that you bring an extra tent or tarp if you have extra space in your camping luggage. You can use the extra tents to keep your gear and if there’s a leak in your tent you can always use the extra shelter or tarp to provide you respite from the rain.
Make sure to keep the inside of your tent dry:
Don’t keep your wet footwear and clothes inside your tent; if possible keep them in a dry sack or a polythene bag. This will not only make sure your tent to remain dry, but also helps to keep the soggy smell of wet clothes and accessories out.
If you want your camping experience to be dry and not spoiled by rain, keep these tips in mind and have a great camping tour.