30 tips for Camping in the rain
So you are planning your camping in the rain! Just awesome! Rain is the refreshing mode of nature when you are also in the mode of getting refreshed, but if you are worried about some limitations or difficulties, just relax. The following tips going to make your trip simple and fun:
Before you start:
With the basic preparation including what to do before camping and what should not as well as how to deal with the emergencies in the campsite , just add the followings:
- Include some plastic bags in your listing: You can store your important things like; electronic items, licenses, money or books in the plastic bags. However, it doesn’t cost anything until next.
- Take some newspaper with you: yes, it comes handy. When your shoes are wet, put some rolled paper on that and it will suck the moisture, not only that, it is also a good thing to start the fire.
- Don’t forget to take repelling pest and mosquito net: Bugs and insects like mosquito can cause serious diseases like malaria or worse than that. However, bugs are so often in a rainy season. So use repelling pest on your screen and get into a mosquito net.
- Tent Proofer: It is essential for the trip in rain to seal up the joints of your tent.
- Need to take an extra ground sheet: An extra ground sheet will help you for being protected from the cold wet ground.
- Take some extra batteries: There is a chance of the batteries getting damp in rainy weather so take some extra batteries which can come in handy.
- Dresses: Polyester and wool are good for rainy cold weather. Cotton stays wet for a long time and much less warm than wool and polyester.
When you buy things for camping:
The followings can make attention to your checklist:
- Tent: Make sure your tent is waterproof.
- Gazebo: A gazebo can protect your tent and it can create some extra spaces outside the tent for watching the rain.
- Waterproofs: Raincoat, waterproof jacket, waterproof pants, umbrella and plastic shoes are extremely helpful in rainy weather.
At the campsite:
There are some basic things, you need to know especially for the rainy season:
- Choosing a ground: Choose your campground in a high place as well as not beside a river or lake just because you must not start your morning from a wet bed.
- Setting up a tent: Do not set up your tent under any tree or the raindrops will be continuing even after the rain on your tent and there is a chance of falling down of any wet branches in a windy situation.
- Wet cloths: Tie up a rope between trees and hang them up when the rain is gone and if you want to get them dry early, then put some clothes in your sleeping bag and the body warm will help them to get dry besides that you can also make a gas fire under the hanging clothes for a little time but don’t make any smoke fire or your clothes will smell bad and the smoke will destroy your clothes.
- Rainwater: Collect the rainwater after the 3-minute rain from an open bottle. It is pure and perfect to drink.
- Liquid water in a very cold: You can put your water bottle upside down because water starts to become ice from the top and by this way you will get some liquid water at the top of the bottle for brushing your teeth and washing your face at the morning after a cold night.
- Avoid cooking or planning for easy cooking: Cooking will be really tough under rain so try to bring ready food or make sure your recipe is not that complex.
- Reflector: Attach a reflector in the tree which will help you to find your place if you are late and it is already dark.
Though you may already know that what has to be avoided in the campsite just keep things in mind given below:
- Slippery rocks: Try to avoid the rocks because of continuous rain, it may become slippery.
- Hunting Zone: If your campsite is in a hunting zone, then wear a light coloured dress like orange or yellow just because the hunter can identify you as a human.
- Bath with rain: If the weather is not that cold, so you are planning your bath in the rain. Wow! But don’t stay in the rain for a long time, which can make you fall in a fever.
Things to do:
There is a chance to feel bored when it is raining outside and you are stuck in a tent, but only when you have nothing to do. In this situation, we have some ideas that make your rainy time enjoyable.
- Board games: You can play chess, card, snakes and ladders, infamous monopoly etc.
- Writing: If you are a writer then this is going to be too much fun under the rain in nature.
- Reading: Reading the book is also a very good option to pass the time while it’s raining outside.
- Singing: You can sing with all with the music of nature like rainfall.
- Drawing: If you are a painter then you already have your plot to draw.
- Making a craft: if you stuck in the rain, you can also pass your time by making crafts.
- Storytelling: By telling a story, you can entertain children.
- Gossiping: Gossiping together is the best option for being entertained.
- Watching nature: If you are a poet then this is your time to make some poetry.
So, you are ready now for the camping in the rain. Why are you waiting then!
Tips for camping in the winter
People think camping in winter is extreme or not possible, but not you. Do you? Actually, it can be great fun if you are well organized as well as if you planned well. It’s not like sitting in a cabin with warm fire; it’s like skating on ice, playing with the ice ball, enjoying the nature with fewer crowds and with no bugs perhaps. Whatever it is but you must have a plan but without the following facts, it’s not going to be so easy.
Winter camping hacks:
Batteries: If you light batteries are not working than warm them up by little hit or put them into your sleeping bag.
Liquid water: Keep your water bottle upside down, so you can get some liquid water because water starts freezing from the top.
Warm clothes: keep your next day clothes in your sleeping bag as your body warm can make them warm too.
Buying: Buy your winter essentials in a summer session, you will find those cheaper.
Staying warm: When you get a bed, attach a bottle with hot boiled water with your feet.
Keeping matches: Keep the matches in a metal, plastic can be broken in a very cold.
Hot food: Use wooden utensils because still or metal can drop the temperature instantly of your food.
The Weather report: Check out the weather report before you go to that place.
Preparation in campsite:
Selecting the place: Spot, a place surrounded by trees that winds can’t bother you and free of avalanche danger. However, make sure that place is hard and not going to melt easily.
Setting up a tent: Do not set up a tent under any damaged trees as well as try to set it up near to the water resources, if you don’t want to wait for melting ice.
Making protection: Make an ice wall as a protection of your tent and if it becomes hard then dig some ice and set your tent there.
Food menu: Try to eat calorie as much as you can which can keep you warm.
Drink water: You may not feel thirsty as you feel in the summer, but drink sufficient water and avoid the cold water which can cause serious inconvenience to your health. It’s important to stay hydrated.
Dresses: Synthetic is the best choice for winter where cotton is not good enough to protect the cold.
Floor space: Extra floor space in your tent will increase the cold, so try to fill up that empty space with the extra gears.
Exercise: Do some exercise before going to bed which can warm you.
Easy cooking: Try to plan for the simple meal because it is tough to cook in a snowing condition.
Sunrise: Select a spot where the sun shines first and you are going to have a nice and fresh cool morning.
Stay dry: Try to stay dry as much as you can.
Sanitation: Dig 6 or 8 inches of ice and put plastic in that hole as well as after leaving the worst put a heavy rock on that.
Camping gear: Make sure your gears are for winter and they are strong enough to face the extreme cold situation.
Extra ground sheet: An extra ground sheet can protect you from the cold.
Fuel: Bring extra fuel and you will thank us because it takes more fuel to meltwater.
Wild animal: Winter is a vulnerable place for the wild animal so keep a distance from them.
Feeling Sick: If you feel sick, do not wait there, try back home as early as you can.
If you camp so often, you may also want to know how to camp in hot condition!
Tips for camping in hot weather
If you think summer camping is the easiest, it is easier, but if you are not well prepared and well planned then it is that much toughest as much you thought it is easier!
Mind it stays cool is the main priority of camping in the summer. No matter how you planned, but the following simple tips can make your trip as you want it:
Before you start:
The Weather report: Check the weather report, if there is a chance of rain or storm.
Camping gear: Check the gears whether it is ok or not and do not be overweighted by your backpacks.
In the campsite:
Selecting a ground:
Try to select a spot beside the river or lake because wind is good there.
Find a spot under the trees where the shadow is available for the total day, though it’s never good to camp under any tree, but if you feel it is strong enough and any branches will not fall down.
Check the ground whether it is ant free or not!
Avoid the broken or weak tree for setting a tent.
Setting up a tent:
Keep the sufficient distance from the neighbours for your privacy.
Make sure of ventilation while setting up a tent.
Wear light-coloured dress under the sun because deep colours will hit you up.
Cotton is good for summer.
Wear thin dress while walking.
Don’t forget to take repelling pest for the bugs.
You can use mosquito nets for the protection from mosquito bites.
Take enough sunscreen and sunglass too.
If possible, bring a battery charged table fan with you.
Try to eat cold food like fruits, salad etc.
Avoid alcohol and caffeine. It can dehydrate you.
Drink plenty of water as much as you can.
Take some sour fruits. in a hot condition, it is nice to taste.
Do not stay in the water for a long time if you are not used to with it.
Do not play any running game which can hit you up.
If you feel sick, don’t wait until the end. Come back immediately.
When the sun is really hot at noon, try to stay under the shade.
Drink glucose or saline when you are really hot.
Take enough first aid kits.
While collecting the firewood, be careful of the insects. They can come out any time.
If you are planning for fishing, take an umbrella with you.
Do not keep the cooked foods in your tent because the smell of those will attract the wild animal even more than you. Hang them up at least 10 to 15 feet high in the tree or 100 to 150 yards away from your tent.
Hot conditions are dangerous for the snake. Be aware of that.
Keep your food covered.
Do not stick your hand in an unknown place or dark.
Feeling a strong headache and too much thirst is a symptom of heat stroke but not always.
What to do: Drink some water, find a cool place, get a shower in the water but not for a long time.