Even if you know the weather forecast during your camping trip, there’s always a chance that it will rain so you always have to come prepared. If it does, the fun doesn’t end there. In fact, there are plenty of ways you can make your stay comfortable and even more fun even though it’s pouring outside. Remember, don’t think of it as an inconvenience, think of it as a challenge!
Try these awesome tips for camping in wet weather:
Invest in the right tent
The outdoors are unpredictable so you always have to be prepared no matter what the weather is. If you plan to go camping during the rainy season, buying a good quality tent with built-in vents. The vents will help prevent condensation inside. If purchasing a new one is out of the question, you can opt to re-proof your old one. Use a tent proofer spray to restore your tent’s ability to repel water.
Bring a gazebo
A gazebo will help greatly when you’re camping in wet weather. It will shelter and protect you, your tent and your gear from the rain. This means that you can still enjoy being outside of your tent without getting wet.
Think about storage
Resealable plastic bags will be useful for storing clothes, toiletries and other small items when you’re outdoors. They are waterproof, too, that’s why they’re ideal for the rainy season. Don’t forget to store wet and dry items separately and make sure you have dry clothes to keep you warm when you’re inside the tent. Seal food items tightly to keep them fresh and to avoid water from getting in.
Don’t forget to protect yourself
Your gear is all set, but you also need the right clothing and accessories for yourself – nobody wants to catch a cold and be unable to enjoy while out on an outdoor trip. Arm yourself with a waterproof jacket, trousers and boots. Keep bug repellants ready (many tend to come out in wet weather) and pack a microfiber towel – they’re compact, absorbent and dries quickly.
Plan fun activities
There are still some fun outdoor activities you can do even when it’s pouring. Play board games, bring out the guitar or tell ghost stories with kids to keep them entertained.
Camping in the rain doesn’t have to be a hassle – with the right gear and attitude, you’re still sure to have a memorable trip!
Daniel J. Smith is a survival expert. Having lived the outdoor life since he was very young, he loves sharing his expertise about camping, hiking, traveling, RV living and many more. He has also started his own company called OutBright, which will soon be selling products that cater to campers, hikers, travellers and all outdoor-loving adventurers.