The first thing is to pick a good spot for your tent. The spot you choose should be as level as possible and not be in a low area of the camp site. I have seen some campgrounds that have their tent pads located in areas that can fill up with 2 or 3 inches of water during a heavy rain. Be sure to place a tarp under your tent. This will prevent ground moisture from coming up through the bottom of your tent. The tarp should be just a little larger than your tent. And you should always place a tarp over the top of your tent.
Some tents come with a rain fly, but even these can let water through during a heavy rain. Tie the tarp off to some trees with one corner lower so any water has a place to run off. And speaking of tarpsKeep this in mind whenever you are camping. You will never have enough tarps.This may seem like a little over kill but you will always find a need for another tarp. I place a tarp over just about everything. Here are just some of the things you could use a tarp to cover.
And just about anything else you can think of. I use one large tarp to cover the area where we eat and cook and run the tarp up to about 3 feet from the fire pit so we can sit close to the fire even if it is raining. Beginner camping tips for bedding While it isn’t necessary to have a sleeping bag that is rated to -20 degrees, it is a good idea to have one that will keep you warm during the night. Even during the summer it can get fairly chilly at night. It is also a good idea to bring along some extra blankets just in case. You can place some blankets under your sleeping bag or pick up one of those self inflating pads for extra comfort, but I prefer a good size inflatable mattress. These are much more comfortable and you end up getting a better nights sleep and feeling great the next morning. These are just a few of the beginner camping tips to help you get started. Other tips to help you get the best out of your camping trip will be covered in m