6 Essential Tips and Tricks for Camping In the Rain

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Let’s imagine that you live in some urban place. Each town in the world is full of crowds and noise. It doesn’t matter which part of the day it is. Despite that, it also doesn’t matter which part of the year it is. Do streets truly become empty over the winter? Yes, they might be empty after midnight. Still, the noise remains the same (or even bigger) over the day.

Anyway, many people that live in cities would want to find their peace. Logically, you can’t simply move to another place to find it. Because of that, you can find many families that are camping. Camping over the summer is easy. You go near some lake, bring a tent, prepare food and there is nothing more to worry about.

Still, even over the summer, rain might start to fall. Well, the option number one is to cancel your mini-trip and plan it for the next weekend. Yet, this is not the only option you have. Camping in the rain can also be entertaining. Some people will tell you it is even better than usual camping. The only thing that you need to do is to get prepared for something like that.

However, this time you need to be a bit more careful. Atypical camping will ask you to bring some different tools and accessories. That’s why we want to share with you x essential tip and tricks for camping in the rain.

Enough talking; let’s find them out together.

1. Create an Outdoor Living Room

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Logically, you won’t spend the entire camping in your tent. Despite that, is that even possible? Most of the people bring small tents for the weekend camping. In most cases, maximally 2 persons can get in that type of tent.

Anyway, a lot better thing would be creating an outdoor living room. Well, making a camping rain shelter is not as difficult as you think. You will have to string up a tarp or two overhead. Besides that, there must be also one on the ground.

2. Don’t Forget Camping Stools

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Are you going to stand in your rain camping shelter all day long? Of course, you won’t. To make things even more comfortable, we recommend you also bring camping stools. Imagine that you sit on the grounds. If the rain is falling, there is a big chance that the temperature is low as well. It won’t past a lot of time until you get cold.

The important thing is that you have the necessary number of them. We believe that you already have some at home. Still, you need to ensure that every person has the chance to sit. Because of that, we suggest you visit this website and see which choices you have. You will find a wide range of designs there.

3. Bring the Food from Home

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Grilling in the rain is, unfortunately, quite difficult. First of all, firewood is not going to help here a lot. All the wood around you is going to be wet and you won’t be able to get a fire. Yet, with some other accessories, this might be possible.

Still, a lot better choice would be to prepare some food at home. The first thing that we suggest is a cup of hot cocoa. This will warm you up and make the camping a bit more comfortable. Despite that, Aztec hot chocolate with chili will make things even better.

Still, this is not something that would bring you calories. In this case, they are necessary to maintain body temperature. That’s why you can get a killer campfire pizza or Dutch-oven lasagna. These two meals contain ingredients that will add calories to your body and keep you warm.

4. Wear Only Light Colors

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We are not exactly sure why you are camping. If you are just planning to spend some time outside of the town, then the color of your clothes is irrelevant. Still, let’s imagine that you went camping during the hunting season. Well, in that case, it would be smart to wear some lighter clothes. In this way, you won’t be mistaken for a deer or something else. Despite that, if you are planning to go through the woods, you can be sure that you won’t get lost. All the campers will be able to see each other at every moment.

Our vote goes to orange color. This is the maximally visible color.

5. Bring a Bivy Bag

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Just like you should bring camping stools for sitting, you should also bring bivy bags for sleeping. Indeed, you won’t sleep outside the tent. However, it is necessary to stay warm inside the tent as well. That is the reason why a bivy bag is a good choice.

First of all, they will protect your sleeping bag from moisture. However, they will also help retain a little heat.

There is one more thing that you probably should do. Our advice is to double up on sleeping pads to keep you warmer. Still, many people make a common mistake. Because of the low temperature, they cover their face as well. This is something you should not do. Your face needs to be exposed.

The reason why we say this is simple. The breathing into the bag will cause the insulation to get wet. Logically, that will influence its performances.

6. Flip Your Water Bottle

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We believe that happened many times that your water bottle has frozen during the night. Well, the solution to this problem is quite easy. The only thing you should do is flipping your water bottle.

Did you know that water always freezes from the top? Well, even in this way you can’t expect that the bottle is going to be full of water. Still, you can expect to get at least a few sips out in the morning. After that, the temperature is going to grow over the day and you will get your water back.


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We gave you a couple of tips that will make your rain camping a lot easier. We hope you will apply them the next time you go. Still, the most important thing is not to get nervous if some things go wrong. The rain won’t be your enemy if you are calm.