For many, camping is fun and exciting, but rainy weather at campgrounds can be a factor. Being properly prepared for raining camping improves the camping experience considerably.
What should I pack?
It is very important to prepare for the possibility of rain when camping and packaging the right gear. Extra clothing, shoes and underwear should always be packed, since the items are often wet and stored in cars if cars are stationed close enough to the campsites. If not, it can be stored easily in the tent.
Pack ponchos, raincoats, waterproof boots and hats are also important. All these items should be placed in waterproof bags to prevent them from moisture when it rains. If waterproof bags are not available, these items can be tied tightly inside large waste bags.
Hand heaters and lightweight gloves should also be brought to keep hands warm when tents are pitched and tents pitched.
Preparation of the Rain Tent
The best type of rain tent should be a full fly sheet with large overhang to prevent rain and mud from entering the tent. In addition, the tent should be properly screened to prevent water from springing into the tent when it rains. The tent should also be waterproof.
It is highly recommended that the tents not be placed in areas with angles or slopes, nor on soft ground. Find areas that are flat and on high ground when camping to avoid running and getting into the tent with rainwater.
Once the tent is placed, it is important to put a bottom sheet under the tent and tuck in the edges of the sheet to keep rain from forming in under the tent.
Don’t set the tent under a tree or near dead trees. Dead tree branches can fall in storms and lightning can damage the tent plus trees.
Avoid inside the tent wet clothes
It’s very common to get caught in the rain at campsites, but wet clothing should never come into the tents. Caught in the rain, all moist wear and clothing should be removed, folded and placed in a corner, at the entrance to the tent. This helps to keep the tent and other objects dry within the tent.
Super absorbent fast-dry towels, which must be kept nearby to wipe any water or mud into the tent.
Make things happen
There will be time off at campsites, particularly if it rains, so board games, cards, books and other entertainment should take time.