When people think of camping, they usually think of gorgeous weather and sunshine galore. However, many times the weatherman is wrong and you end up with rain on your perfect camping trip. Instead of ending up having a miserable vacation, it is possible to have a good time while still staying sry. Below, find some tips to help your family still have fun on their camping trip, when the rain sets in.
Choose the Proper Tent
If you like to camp no matter what type of weather is going on, then you need a tent that will stand up to any type of weather. A tent that is slightly more expensive will go a long way towards keeping your family dry when it starts to pour outside. Cheaply made tents are more apt to let the rain in, making the entire camping trip a miserable experience.
Be Careful Where You Place the Tent
No matter how expensive your large Camping Tents are, if they are placed at the bottom of a slope or in a gully, water will gather on your tent and it will leak. Look for the highest ground around for your campsite, so that rainwater will run off the tent and into the gully below. Look for signs that the area you are considering camping in has been flooded before and make other arrangements if it has.
Pack the Right Gear
If you know it may rain, you will want to pack the right gear to withstand it. Always pack absorbent cloths to wipe down wet picnic tables and chairs and don’t forget to pack extra clothes, in case you get wet. There is nothing worse than backpacking in soaking wet clothes. Camping in the rain doesn’t have to be the end of your trip; if you follow the tips above.
These are just a few tips to help you be prepared if it starts raining when you are camping. From packing the right gear to buying a better tent, these tips are sure to help you stay warm and toasty, no matter how much rain is falling outside.