Fall brings cooler weather and gorgeous scenery, which are very suitable for camping. But there is good, there is bad, like two sides of a coin. Cold and wet are the two enemies we need to fight in fall camping. Don't worry! We will introduce a little extra preparation to make sure you can have plenty more star-filled nights well into the fall season.
Check the weather forecast ahead
Develop a good habit of checking campsite weather in advance. If the weather forecast is rainy and you insist on camping, be prepared in advance.
Take at least a 3-season tent that designed for use in spring, summer, and fall, which are good at rainproof, windproof, light hail proof and some cold weather.
l Fully-covered vestibule for gear storage, dry entry and added wind protection near the door;
l Wide mud flap reinforced by straps for highly wind-resistant and inner warmth;
l Free-standing pole system of cross aluminum poles design with weatherproof shock cord.
l Pitch tent on a plastic sheet to keep it clean and dry;
l Settle a shelter over the tent to avoid the wind and rain;
l Settle up your tent in where will block those breezes.
You need sleeping bags which have a suitable temperature. Although down is considered the best insulator out there, its insulation properties can be damaged by moisture. So take a synthetic sleeping bag when camping somewhere wet.
l Mummy-shaped, which can wrap the body well and avoid heat loss;
l With a hood that can avoid dissipating heat from the head. Cinch yourself in the sleeping bag when sleeping, covering all but your nose and mouth, this creates a seal and keeps body heat in;
l With water repellent shell and material filled to keep you dry.
Remember that men's and women's feeling of the temperature is different, the same bag might be comfortable for men but chilly for women, so girls should choose a bag more below what you need, or choose a women’s specific bag.
Which is the most important thing you can do to stay warm at night? Invest a good sleeping pad.
A closed-cell foam pad or a self-inflating foam pad is perfect because the foam in their structure provides very much in the way of insulating you from the cold ground. And, it's comfortable.
Get another foam pad to achieve a foolproof warm goal.
How to dress for fall camping？Remember Layer up wicking thermal underwear + a layer for warmth + a windproof & breathable outer layer. Bring an insulated cup so you can sip on a hot beverage throughout the day.
l Underwear layers that moisture-wicking;
l Layer for warmth, choose fleece, wool or other synthetic material;
l Wind and water-resistant outer layer;
l Waterproof boots.
l Cap, gloves;
l Extra shoes, dry socks, changes of clothing;
l Rain poncho and rain pants.
l A pair of down-filled booties that can be worn in your tent or sleeping bag.
Fall camping is a very convincing reason to permit yourself to eat high energy food. Loads of carbs and fats are useful; fish, nuts, and avocados are also helpful too.
Remember to use the bathroom to empty your bladder before sleeping, haha!
Be ready to enjoy the gorgeous fall scenery, immerse in the fall foliage-filled days and star-filled nights? Let' go!