Post by wonderllama on Feb 23, 2009 21:44:06 GMT -5
Also, it's a good idea to set your tent up and do a couple of practice runs before the trip. Depending on the tent you buy, rain flys can be confusing and the setup can be difficult, or at least not make any sense. It would seem like it would be a simple thing on all tents, but its not. Make sure you can set your tent up correctly and in a reasonable amount of time. Once you get there and parked, the land grab happens quickly, and depending on the time you may have shows you're anxious to get off to. You really don't want to be held back spending forever on pitching your tent, or get frustrated and leave it half done only to have wind/raind mess your stuff up. If you're really worried about rain, maybe set it up in your backyard or something, toss a cooler in there, and leave it out for a rainy night. If your stuff gets wet inside, you'll have time to do something about it before the trip. The more experience you have with your tent, the less of a chance there is of rain being a problem.