The sunny summer brings us an unparalleled joyful experience. At the end of June every year, we can't wait to pack our tents and go camping. On the long hot days, we swim in cool water, play frisbees with our dogs, enjoy delicious camping foods and lie on the grass to watch the stars ... do every funny thing that makes us love summer camping so much.
Meantime the hot weather also makes us have to use various methods to stay cool in order to get a pleasant camping experience. In this article, we will look at some of the best summer camping tips for keeping your cool even in hot, humid weather.
ABOUT CAMPING LOCATION
1. CHOOSE A CAMPING SPOT WITH SHADE
Remember to choose the coolest place within your compound where can provide your tent with shade to protect your tent from the direct sun.
2. USE TARP THAT GIVES SHADE
Choose a spot for your tent where you can put up your tarp. It is one of the most important things to do in hot weather tent camping. Tarp will provide you extra shade and privacy from sun and heat.
3. SET UP YOUR TENT AFTER THE SUN IS DOWN
You can set up your tent after the sun is down, and disassemble your tent after waking up, which can effectively prevent direct sunshine throughout the day from turning your tent into a sauna. It may be a bit troublesome but will make you cooler and benefits.
4. USE NATURE’S AIR CONDITIONING
You can make use of nature's air conditioning - wind - to stay cool during summer camping. Face your tent door into the wind after you figure out which direction the wind will be blowing.
5. CHOOSE A LOCATION AROUND WATER BODIES
These locations around water bodies are best for summer times, Not only because they are cooler, but a series of activities can be performed around water.
1. USE TENT HAVING MORE-WINDOWS
A summer-friendly tent usually has more windows, which be sure of more ventilated and give you a better view.
2. USE MESH TENT
Mesh Tent can protect you from heat but does not block breeze from entering inside your tent, meantime it can also protect you from bugs and insects.
3. CHOOSE LIGHTER-COLOR TENT
Lighter-color tent does not soak in excess heat and can reflect light better.
4. REMOVE THE RAIN FLY
When you camp on a sunny day, you can take off the rain fly to let the breeze enter your area which can help you lower the temperature inside your tent.
5. USE SLEEPING BAG LINER
On the premise of ensuring that you are not cold, you can ditch the heavy sleeping bag and just use the inner liner.
6. TRY HAMMOCK CAMPING
In a summer camping, you can try to use hammock instead of a tent and mattress for sleeping, which can let you sleep in peace while enjoying a cool night breeze.