You’ve been itching through this long, hard winter, aching to hit the trail and do some camping. But, even though spring is showing tentative signs of approaching, rain is apt to be a nuisance during that muddy interim between winter and summer.
First off, use the techno-verse of the Weather Channel and your mobile app to see if you can possibly pick a nice, sunny camping time. If not, or you decide that rain is not going to stop you, then keep a few things in mind. Camp on high ground, away from water sources. Plastic is good. Use it for coverage of pretty much everything. Go for waterproof footwear. Avoid cotton. Pack more socks and keep outerwear warm and dry by storing it in your sleeping bag.
- Plastic is your friend and it can pack easily and small and cover virtually everything.
- It’s best to pack extra socks and not to bring along cotton wearables or shoes that are not waterproof.
- Try to set up the campsite away from water sources and at high ground.
“Still, rain shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying the great outdoors. With the perfect rain jacket and a little additional planning, you can camp comfortably regardless of the weather conditions.”