Tips For Camping In The Rain

Camping in the rain is certainly a challenge, especially for beginners. Inevitably a few things wet in the first camping out with a lot of rain, but over time we’re going to learning and gaining experience and losing the “fear” of camping in the rain!

These tips from will help you have a nice experience even in the rain!

Choose your tent

Well, for starters, the most important tip of all, for those who want to go camping in the rain is to know how to choose a good tent.

Check out what you need to look when buying a tent:
1 – always buy tents with water exceeding 1000 mm (the higher the better water column).
» Go here and understand better what is water column

2 Buy a tent with all seams sealed.
» Go here and understand better about seam sealed

3rd Buy tents with room and sobreteto and preferably with full sobreteto, covering all sides of the tent. The more points of attachment (espeques) the tent have better!

If you’re going camping for a long time, try taking a stand that has a large advance, because in time of rain, when everything is wet, it’s great to have an external dry space to put things.

Mount your tent correctly

But there’s no point having the best tent of the world and not knowing how to ride her! When we talk about mount correctly means putting all the espeques, the room and the sobreteto.Stretch her, not let the fabric of the sobreteto touch the fabric room.

Another tip super important is putting all the binders (strings) from the tent, because they help to give stability and are important especially in situations of rain with wind. You have to prepare the best tent camping in the rain.

Mounting location

In addition to having a good tent and learn arm she correctly, another tip is about where to put.


Never place your tent in low terrain, which is where in the rain the water will accumulate and form a puddle. Always look for a location that is a little higher, so that the water soon drain away from the tent. The place has a good flow. When in doubt, talk to the administrator of the camping and ask where floods and where there’s flooding. Who’s always on the scene is the best person to give that kind of information.


Never place your tent next to rivers or waterfalls. It may be tempting, but it’s really dangerous. When it starts to rain the river can rise rapidly and flooding your tent, or worse.Sometimes the rain is far away, but you can get a high part of the river and he soon will fill. This subject is very serious. Never, never, never underestimate the power of water in a river camp distance, especially in times of rain.


The same thing goes for the rivers, Valley to the sea. If you are camping on a beach, step away from your tent, as much as possible of the sea, for the tide to get you in the middle of the night. Even worse if you get a hangover without warning, and they arrive! Beware.

» Click here and see these cool tips about where 1 assemble the tent


So, before you put your tent under a tree, ALWAYS take a look up and see if she’s all right, if the branches are not weak or rotten and if it isn’t a fruit trees. Never camp under a jackfruit tree trunk, for example. And a hose or avocado tree are also not the best options and, if fall fruit, they may break a tent or hurt someone. Avoid the shade of fruit trees.

Some people say not to assemble the tent under trees because in days of storms, can drop a stick and kill you in your sleep.Well, not far from the truth, and in fact this has happened, but I think the chance of that happening is much smaller than you get hit in the city who lives. Trees soften the rain and still give that shadow during the day. I prefer the certainty of an umbrella hot and run the risk of the branch, but it is a personal choice.

» Go here and see tips and information for camping with storms and lightning

Extra protection

Many people, especially when they want more comfort, or go camping for longer, like an extra protection, as well as tarpaulins tent or gazebo.

Gazebos: If you want to put a gazebo on top or the front of the tent, we suggest you research well before buying, because not all are very tough in case of strong winds and you may need to reinforce with ropes and fastening points.

Tarpaulins: Already instead of a gazebo you can use a canvas, which is something simpler, but then we must very carefully while holding the canvas. You need to buy a tarp that meets the size you need and you have reinforced edges and with eyelets at the ends. Low-quality linings can easily spend.

While holding the canvas is important to do it with tension and firmness to the canvas no beating into the wind. The more points if the canvas has, the better. Let her stretched, wrinkle-free! You must also make sure that the canvas don’t be rainwater, empoçando do with tilt so that all the water to drain out of the canvas.

Foot print: Who wants to put a tarp under the tent, like a Foot print the tip is pretty simple: the canvas must never exceed the size of the tent, so that no rain falls on it and does not accumulate water between the canvas and the floor of the tent.Ideally, the canvas size is slightly smaller than the size of the floor (if it is larger you may double of course.

But if you happen to fit the tent in a terrain that floods, ideally after rain take the canvas below, so that the water doesn’t get built up between the two canvases.

Games – small and portable Games are always a good thing in camping in the rain: playing cards, dominoes, one remains, Battleship, etc. In addition it is worth taking crosswords and of course, a good companion book! How many times a day the day you have time to stop and read a book? At camping the minute it’s raining you have time!

Watertight Bag or plastic bag – Are essential equipment to protect especially those things that cannot get wet, like electronics, sleeping bag, clothes. If you don’t know or don’t trust too much in your tent (or if the rain is outside the “normal”) put things that cannot get wet in a watertight bag and away from the sides of the tent (where most likely the water will infiltrate), especially if you are camping in sandy ground, when usually splash inside, from the sidelines.

Umbrella, raincoat, anorak -may seem obvious and it is! But it’s also practical. If you go camping and start raining too much, depending on the weather (temperature), nothing better than to have something to keep you dry. Have to go pee in the middle of the night, in the rain and get back to the tent soggy is not very nice, believe me. Even a disposable raincoat can be useful.

Extra Towel – it is always a good tip to bring an extra towel (bath) to dry or clean things. Also to dry your feet before entering the tent, or even to give a dried all wet in general day of leave. :/

Tape Tape -is the Savior of many camps. It does not solve the problems definitely, but breaks a lot of branches, even from water infiltration. Can you put in some hole in the floor, mending a broken rod etc.

Good company – But, of all the tips, there is no more important than time for rain to be surrounded by friends, good companies, which face everything with fun and good humor. In time to face rain in camp give preference to the less partnerships mi-mi-mi possible!

The rain can sometimes be a bit boring, but it only spoils the camp, if you’re bad equipment chosen or if you’re not with a sportsmanship and camper! Enjoy the rain at camping for sitting, doing nothing, read a book, talk, make friends with the neighbors of tent, dancing in the rain, anything … use the creativity and short too!

This was a collaborative post with reviews of more than 20 people who know well about camping in the rain, or who have already had their positive and negative experiences and could contribute.
We would like to thank everyone who collaborated with tips:

Luís Henrique Fritsch, Harold Junior, Sandro Reis, Wild Camp, Mark Miner,
Benny Ricciardi, Marcel Panzera, Zé Luiz Dias, Rick Zini, Ariel Cavalcante, Paulo De Tarso Masotti, Melissa De Nadai, Leo Grassi, Juliano Dencker, Gisele Fernandez, Cristian Prado HD, Fabio Bianchi, Savio Cellos, Sergio Moura Lima, Marcus Chan, Renata Mognol, Marcelo Polato, Jose Carlos Silva, Ruan Almeida, Humberto, Gustavo Pesenatto Guthmann, Danilo Kondrasovas Troncoso and Fabricio Schuler.

And you? Do you have other tips? Leave it in the comments below!