How To Go Camping In The Rain: 20 TIPS

Don't let rain ruin your camping trip! Learn how to go camping in the rain, stay dry and enjoy the great outdoors with these helpful tips and tricks.
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How To Go Camping In The Rain

1. Bring a waterproof tent made of a material like polyester taffeta or nylon.
2. Check your tent seams before you camp and apply sealant if necessary.
3. Test the tent for leaks by spraying it with a hose while looking for bubbles or leaks in the fabric.
4. Find an elevated campground to set up your tent. Make sure you’re not in a valley or area that can easily flood.
5. Avoid pitching the tent on rocky or slippery surfaces.
6. Avoid camping under heavy tree branches that could fall in a storm.
7. Use a rainfly that completely covers the tent so that rain drips off the sides.
8. Attach a tent vestibule to store wet clothes and gear.
9. Place tarp over the tent on poles or trees, and make sure it’s angled so the rainwater runs off the sides and away from the tent.
10. Make sure the bottom of the tent door is taller than the floor. This creates a bathtub shape which prevents water from leaking inside.
11. After the rain, ventilate the inside of the tent to avoid condensation and dampness.
12. Bring a waterproof sleeping bag with synthetic insulation.
13. Pack important gear in plastic bags.
14. Set up a quick-lighting stove for warmth and cooking.
15. Place a door mat outside the tent to collect mud.
16. Keep kindling or firewood dry and wrapped in plastic.
17. Bring waterproof matches.
18. Bring towels.
19. Bring games or devices to entertain yourself during the rain.
20. Have fun no matter what! Don’t let a little rain interfere with your outdoor adventures.

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