Hey, it’s really important to keep your tent dry as you camp, if you are going to spend a lot of time in your tent, you have to make sure your tent is dry, otherwise, you are going to keep getting wet.
So, today, we will be taking a look at how to keep the inside of your tent dry.
The main causes of a wet tent
If you’re a regular camper, you’ve probably gone through a period of wet tent camping. You’ve had to wait out a rainstorm or two, and you may have had to dry out your tent with a hairdryer before you could get back out again. Today, I want to discuss the main causes of a wet tent, so you can avoid them the next time you’re camping.
Too much condensation
Too much condensation is a problem on most tents and with most things that we use. Especially when you are trying to sleep, you want to be able to get the most out of your sleep. The trick is to get rid of the condensation as fast as possible.
You can help prevent tent condensation by keeping the weather in mind. Even in hot, dry weather, night temperatures drop. When the temperature drops, moisture in the air condenses and will collect on the inside of your tent.
One way to stop this from happening is to keep a window open while you are in the tent. The window will let moisture escape. This will make sure the moisture does not get trapped in the tent.
Rainwater not draining
If you’re camping in the rain, be sure to take extra care with your tent. In fact, you’re better off not using a tent at all when the weather is bad. On a recent trip, I had a problem with my tent’s rainfly and didn’t realize it until the morning when I woke up to a layer of water in my sleeping bag.
Ways to keep your tent dry
Depending on what is causing your tent to be wet on the inside, you can do a few things to prevent it. If you have a tarp, use that tarp to place under the tent to prevent water from seeping into your tent.
You should also use one above your tent to prevent water from coming through the top.
We recommend the Wise Owl Outfitters’ Camping Tarp.
This camping tarp makes a great shelter for a tent or bug-out vehicle. Keep the elements outside and the bugs and critters out.
A lightweight and compact camp tarp from Wise Owl Outfitters. This tarp is waterproof, mildew resistant, and completely tear-proof. It is so lightweight it can be packed in a backpack or even a pocket. It is one of the best tarp tents in the market.
Also, it is a good idea to keep the tarp in your backpack or car to be used as an emergency shelter if needed.