The weather doesn’t always cooperate when you plan a camping trip, but you don’t need to let rain ruin your outdoor fun. Use these simple tips to plan a fun-filled camping adventure with friends and family while staying warm and dry. 

1. Create an Outdoor Living Area

Man sitting beside campfire under tarp in the woods. 

Stay dry at camp after a day of exploring by hanging out without having to crawl into your tent. Rig a tarp between two trees for overhead protection and place one on the ground. Then, add camp chairs and an ambient camp light for a warm, dry space to relax with family and friends. 

2. Hang Your Clothes

Clothing hung up at campsite on a rainy day.

There’s nothing worse than spending the day in wet clothes. When you return from your outdoor adventures, resist the temptation to throw your gear in the corner of your tent. 

Set up a clothesline and shield it from the rain with a tarp, and hang your clothes to dry overnight. This prevents the development of mildew and ensures that you have clean, dry clothes for the rest of your trip.

3. Make a Treehouse

Hammock tent in the trees above a dew covered forest.

Camping off-ground is a surefire way to keep yourself and your gear dry when the weather turns bad. While you could suspend a hammock and tarp to create a sleeping pod, a Tensile Tree Tent is an amazing alternative to hammock camping that provides a safe, multi-person sleeping space with unparalleled views. 

Each Tensile Tree Tent comes with a waterproof rain fly to keep out the elements. They are designed with a high-tension base that prevents you from rolling and creates separate sleeping spaces for each person. 

You can combine the Tensile Tree Tent with any of their giant hammocks to build a multi-story treehouse perfect for the entire family.

4. Bring a Bivy Sack

If moisture condenses inside your tent, you can protect your sleeping bag with a Bivy sack. Place your sleeping bag inside the Bivy sack, which acts as a waterproof liner. You can also sleep just in the Bivy sack with a blanket if the weather isn’t chilly. 

5. Use Seam Sealant

Rain drops on a tent's rain fly while camping in the rain.

Despite many brands claiming their tents come pre-sealed, after years of wear and tear, some water might soak through and soak your sleeping bag and camping gear. Never worry about a leaking tent again with seam sealant. 

Applying this waterproof paste to the seams of your tent repels moisture and keeps your gear dry, even in a heavy downpour. Combined with a tent footprint and rainfly, you can build a cozy space to wait out the weather. 

6. Pack Extra Camping Accessories

Tent with rainfly.

When it comes to camping in rainy weather, you can never have enough camping accessories. Tarps and paracord are essential for any camping trip, but for inclement weather, pack double what you would normally carry. This applies to clothes as well. Synthetic layers and extra pairs of socks and underwear ensure you are always dry and comfortable. 

In Conclusion

There is no such thing as the wrong weather just the wrong gear! Camping in the rain can be a thrilling experience, but to stay safe and comfortable, you need to keep warm and dry. The right selection of camping gear can help you prevent water from getting into your tent, and stop the rain from putting a damper on your camping adventure. 

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Ryan W