Even if you know the weather forecast during your camping trip, there is always a risk that it will rain so you should always be prepared. If so, the fun doesn’t end there. In fact, there are plenty of ways to make your stay comfortable and even more fun, even if it’s raining outside. Remember, don’t view it as an inconvenience, view it as a challenge!
Try these awesome tips for camping in wet weather:
Invest in the right tent
Outdoor activities are unpredictable, so you should always be prepared no matter what the weather is like. If you plan to go camping during the rainy season, buy a good quality tent with built-in vents. The vents will help prevent condensation inside. If it is out of the question to buy a new one, you can opt for a re-proof of your old one. Use a waterproofing spray to restore your tent’s ability to repel water.
Bring a gazebo
A gazebo will help you greatly when camping in wet weather. It will shelter you and protect you, your tent and your gear from the rain. This means you can still enjoy the 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 outside. They are also waterproof, which is why they are ideal for the rainy season. Remember to store wet and dry items separately and make sure you have dry clothes to keep you warm when you are inside the tent. Seal foods tightly to keep them fresh and prevent water from entering.
Remember to protect yourself
Your gear is ready, but you also need the right clothes and accessories for yourself – no one wants to catch a cold and be unable to enjoy an outing. Arm yourself with a waterproof jacket, pants and boots. Keep bug repellents ready (many tend to come out in wet weather) and wrap a microfiber towel – they’re compact, absorbent, and dry quickly.
Plan fun activities
There are still some fun outdoor activities you can do even when it rains. Play board games, pull out the guitar, or tell ghost stories with the kids to keep them entertained.
Camping in the rain doesn’t have to be a chore – with the right gear and the right attitude, you’re always sure to have a trip to remember!