Many advantages and disadvantages are associated with camping in a tent. A tent is a very inexpensive and flexible way to immerse you in the beauty of nature and the elements. Those elements can be a major disadvantage because of it unpredictability and it causes a lot of challenges to ensure that your belonging remain dry, but there are ways to prevent you thing from becoming wet and soggy.
A Dry Tent:
If you ensure that your tent is dry on the inside, that is the perfect first step. The first thing you should do before going camping is to practice at home, with the tent you will use, so that you will know exactly what to do when the time comes around.
Find out how the rain flap works with is very important, you should put a seam sealer on it and leave to dry insure that you bring a tarp camping with you to put under the tent, making sure that you fold it so that it does not extend past the edges of the tent. When getting the placement out of the tent make sure that it is not placed at the bottom of a down slope.
Trees are very good as shelter, so if one is around you can place your tent directly under it, The rain will not beat as heavily on the tent but the leaves will instead drip on the tent. Don’t put anything, especially your sleeping bags along the sides of the tents interior.
Other Essential Information:
It’s very important to keep things dry in wet conditions; you have to store them in the tent or the vehicle, though this is not always possible and if everything goes into the tent the spaces gets very crowded. To ensure that they stay dry, condense them in a tub or packs.
Put them together and put under a tarp ideally under a table. Sealed plastic tubs are very valuable when camping in rainy conditions. Make sure that you carry a deck of cards and an interesting book; you may need to stay in your tent for a while.