Camping In Wet Weather

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We all know the British weather can be a little unpredictable, so making sure you have the right gear with you will help you get the most out of your camping trips. We have a fantastic range of brands and equipment at Cotswold Outdoor designed to keep the elements at bay. Why not pay us a visit in store for expert advice and tips or visit us online.



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camping in the rain is no fun but if you spend any amount to time outdoors in the UK wet weather is unavoidable the good news is that there's some quick and easy
steps that can be taken to help you enjoy rather than endure a wet night on the
campus the first step is to make sure that you're gear doesn't get wet during
the day and easy and affordable way to do this
is to use a waterproof rucksack liner with a roll-top closure however
keep my water bottle on the outside in the liner as a
precaution against accidental spillage an alternative to a liner is a rucksack cover this has the added
benefit helping to keep rucksack pockets dry which are
notoriously difficult to weatherproof most to the tents that cotswold stocks have fly sheet in groundsheet with taped
seams take prevents droplets of water passing through the stitch holes if the seams on your tent have been
sealed apply liquid cement to them several days before setting out
condensation can appear on the inside a tent especially if you seal in the doors
overnight to help minimize condensation adjust the zips to allow a through flow of air
I put the flysheet in a different bag so if it's wet it won't soak the inner. I keep
the whole tent in the top of the rucksack so I can get out in a downpour without
soaking the rest to the ruck sacks content. stowing the fly sheet at the top of the
rucksack also makes easy to dry out if the Sun
makes an appearance at lunch time I usually get my sleeping bag out to
dry the same time as a dry bag is much better at keeping
me warm than a damn one well the weather is looking a bit iffy so
I'm gonna get a tent up before it rains practicing pitching your tent in fair
weather will make erecting it in bad conditions quick and easy the polls in pole sleeves
on some tent a color-coded which helps to get the tent up quickly
and the way the thing goes up either out a first, inner first or all as one
also has a bearing on the time it takes to pitch if you're staying in one place for more
than a night take the time to occasionally adjust the
guy lines to maintain it or tort flysheet this'll help to keep the inner dry. If you
have a larger family style tent the porch will be invaluable when it
comes to taking off waterproof clothing and wellies before entering the sleeping area if your tent doesn't have enough room
for your rucksack you can put it inside your rucksack linner to keep it dry backpackers can increase
the amount of wet weather living space at their disposal by creating a covered area using their
tracking polls and a lightweight tarp this covered area can be used to store
gear or cook duel entrances increase your options when
it comes to storing gear as well as entering and exiting the tent. but if your tent only has one porch make sure its pitched out of the prevailing
wind to stop rain being blown inside when you open the door. some tents are
fitted with gear lofts for drying clothes and socks or you can
make up your own clothes line using thin climbing cord. I think
there's something very special about camping in bad weather in rain on the flysheet safe in the
knowledge that all that stands between you and a complete soaking are two waffle thin pieces of nylon.
it's amazing to be this exposed to the elements and yet so
completely protected Cotswold staff are experts in helping you to stay dry when
camping. pop into one of the forty plus stores or go online to get advice and the right
gear to see your budget

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  1. Best camping video I've seen. Less random talking and more information. Seems others are more into bragging and talking about themselves. This guy however isn't American so that explains that….

  2. hang on…. that shit that came up before the start of the actual video… that had me pissing in my pants….. "All outdoor activities are potential hazardous" hahaha omfg….. oh lordy that's some funny modern day bullshit lol…

  3. After setting up all is needed is a good feed a piss up. But that said very good commentary but I do like sitting back and enjoying a few then relax in my tent and fall asleep theres nothing like it.

  4. Useful video as preparing for camping this weekend and weather not looking good but as the person in the video said, rain is hard to avoid in this part of the world. Different kind of experience in the rain and having the proper kit along with a few tips from experienced campers goes a long way.

  5. I just love that enthusiasm for being in the rainy outdoors protected only by those two wafer-thin layers of material! I do get it though. It's fine so long as you stay warm and dry 🙂

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