How to Stay Dry in a Tent

Last Updated on August 29, 2022

Staying dry in your tent is easier said than done. You have to think about how to stay dry in your tent if you are camping outdoors. The items you need for protection are important, and by having the right equipment, you can stay dry in your tent.

It can happen that you may need to experience harsh weather during your camping. Sometimes it can be raining all day and you don’t have much to do. In this case, what you can do is stay dry in your tent. Now the question is how you can stay dry in your tent. Well, that’s why I am here.

In this article, I will be sharing some tips with you following which you will be able to stay dry in a tent while it is raining. So, stay here a few minutes and get yourself well-prepared for an unexpected situation.

How to Stay Dry in a Tent

Planning for Camping

Well, this is the most important part of camping that you need to follow always. There are a few things you need to take into your consideration. First of all, you should plan your trip ahead so that you can go smoothly. 

Without it, you need to make all the necessary considerations such as checking the weather forecasting. If you find the weather is not friendly enough, then you can reschedule your camping. However, if you want something adventurous and wish to continue your trip even if the weather is not good, then you must follow all the necessary precautions. To know about the precautions, stay with me till the end.

Select Campsite Carefully

The next thing you need to take into your consideration is your camping site where you will be pitching your tent. Your tent location really matters to keep yourself dry on a rainy day.

Make sure that your tent pitching area or ground is high and there are threes over the tent. These trees will help you to set a rainfly over your tent. You should avoid lower areas as they can become easily saturated with heavy rain. So, select a high ground that will make you feel safe and comfortable.

Apart from that, the valleys are considered the coldest and wettest area. If you want to set your tent in a canyon valley or river bed, then keep in mind that you have to pitch your tent above the safety mark to be safe in case of a sudden flood.

Bring a Waterproof Tent

You should never think about camping in adverse weather if you don’t have enough strength to defend yourself. In case of rainy weather, you badly need a waterproof tent. There is no alternative to a waterproof tent. You will find a lot of tents in the market that comes with waterproof features. You can pick any one of them according to your budget.

However, if you got an old tent, then it is highly recommended to apply a waterproof coating to the seams of your old tent. You just need to spray the coatings and then let them dry. This type of spray is available in the market nowadays. 

Consider Tarps

In order to remain dry on a rainy day, you should take some pieces of tarp with you. You need to lay the tarp underneath your tent over the ground. It will work as a barrier between your body and the ground. Besides, it will make you feel more comfortable and let you sleep well. 

Without it, you can use a tarp above your tent to protect yourself from heavy rain. So, you must take tarps with you. usually, the tarps are inexpensive and available in the market. 

Pack Waterproof Gears

Waterproof gears can contribute a lot to keeping you dry while camping. The most common idea is to get waterproof gear such as bags, clothes, shoes, and so on. Thus you can keep yourself dry. 

However, it is not possible always to get all the gears waterproof. In this case, you can do another thing. The idea is to use using waterproofing products such as Scotchgard or Nikwax. You can use these products to make your gear such as shoes, and backpack waterproof. The process may take time though. 

Apart from that, there is another benefit of waterproofing your gears. The durability of your gears will get increase. You will be able to save a good amount of money.

Arrange a Fire Starter (waterproof)

A waterproof fire starter can play an important role to keep your tent dry. I think you can guess what I am trying to mean. If you have a dry tent, it will offer you to stay dry. In this case, make sure that you are bringing a waterproof fire starter. Because the regular ones will not work if they get wet.

Take Fast-drying Clothes

It is better to take some clothes with you which can become dry within a short period of time. While camping, you can use these clothes for soaking up moisture and drying essentials like chairs or tables. It will help you to stay dry. This approach is not mandatory but can be proved beneficial.

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Author: Euell Gibbons

Outdoorsman and proponent of natural diets. He loves camping, hiking and exploring the great outdoors. Camping is a way of life for him - as soon as he can get away from work, he's out there!

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