How to pitch a tent in the rain
Outdoor activities are great for team building, however, if it happens to rain only then is when pitching a tent becomes an issue. Here are some useful tips on how to set up camp plus keep your belongings dry. The main goal of camping is to explore the wild at the same time be comfortable in your surroundings. Setting up in the rain is all about three things: -
Your Packaging Style
Have a plan on how you will pack your belongings even before it starts raining. It is essential to have a plan since it lets you cope and adapt in many different weather situations.
Having the right Attire
You need to have the right gear that will accommodate you when setting up plus help keep your packages dry. This may be a rain coat, a waterproof tent, etc.
All about how you set up
Different conditions have various ways of setting up. It is best advised to practice and see what works in diverse weather pattern
The first step would be to identify your set up area. Choose your location wisely, since its raining, it would be advisable not to camp near trees to avoid thunder. Choose a well ventilated, spacious area to lay down your tent. Also, be sure the area chosen is not sloped. This will ensure no water draining in your tent after set-up.
Make sure you have with you a Tarp. A tarpaulin is a large sheet, heavy, material used as a cover or a blanket. It is a fabric made of canvas coated with tar, paint, wax or some other waterproof substance. Hoist it over your tent and make sure it is angled in a way that will allow rain droplets to run off at the sides.
Pitch the tent underneath the tarp to help cover it from rain plus to also avoid your tent form getting wet. Ventilate your tent to avoid dampness and water from building up. This also reduces sickness as fresh air can pass through. Once finished pitching, it is better to start by doing other different chores before stepping in, for example, filling up water bottles and containers to limit you from getting out time and again.
Carry a lot of paper bags for storage. This helps give one a peace of mind. It is also where you will store most of your garbage for easier disposal. Lastly, before entering in your tent, you should remove all your wet shoes and rain coats not to touch the dry areas inside. This helps prevent damp and leaves the said area dry and ventilated.