Camping during summer can be really fun. However, a tent can get hot during the day. Making it almost impossible to sleep comfortably at night.
The thing is that there are so many tips on how to stay cool while camping in a tent. Tips that you can do easily and that will ensure that you have a great camping experience and that you are sleeping as cool as possible.
These are the tips that you should remember, on your next summer camping trip to stay cool.
Disassemble Your Tent During the Day
This isn’t really a practical tip, but if you are just sleeping in an one or two-man tent, this is possible. You can dissemble your tent during the day, and set it up the moment that the sun is starting to set.
Most people don’t follow this tip, because who really wants to set up your tent every single night and dissemble it in the morning. Packing everything in the tent, back in your vehicle. However, if this is really hot, and you don’t have another option, this can be a real lifesaver.
If Possible, Set Up Your Tent in the Shades
If you have the option, you can set up your tent in the shades. And, if you are really lucky, you can set up your tent between two trees. To ensure that you have shade throughout the day.
But, this isn’t always an option. Especially, if you are making a booking at a resort. Then, you should take the stand that they are giving you.
However, when you are making the booking, you have the right to ask for shading. To make sure that you are getting at least one tree that will give you some coolness during the hottest part of the day.
Make Use of the Breeze Outside the Tent
Use nature to your advantage. If there is a small breeze outside the tent, you should open all the windows and zips that the tent has. Making sure that the breeze is going through the tent as well.
This will ensure that the tent is cool during the day. Even, at really hot temperatures. The breeze might not be strong, but it is cool air.
And, with everything open in the tent, you can make sure that your tent is staying cool throughout the day.
This is something to consider when you are purchasing your tent. The more windows it has that you can open during the day, the easier it will be to stay cool at high temperatures.
Removes Your Rain Fly if Weather Allows It
Most tents have a rain fly that you are installing over the tent. To ensure that your tent is waterproof when it rains. However, you can use the rain fly to keep your tent cool. By just removing the rain fly.
One thing that you should consider before you are doing this, is the weather. The last thing that you want is to get surprised by a rainstorm with your rain fly off the tent.
Then, everything inside the tent will be soaking wet. If you are considering this option, you should just keep an eye on the weather and put up the rain fly if you see that it might rain during the day or night.
Using a Portable Fan
Not always practical, especially in extremely hot weather. However, a great way to ensure that the tent is staying cool during the day, or at night when you are sleeping.
A portable fan that is battery-operated can make a huge difference in the tent. The cool breeze that you are getting from the fan will ensure that the air stays cool in the tent.
Making it more comfortable at night. It is just important that you are making use of a battery fan and not an electrical fan.
Purchasing a Tent That Are Designed for the Summer Time
In warm countries, there are tents available that you can purchase that are designed with the hot weather in mind. A tent that is made with a material that is durable, but light enough to keep cool during the day.
And, most of these tents have a lot of windows and zips that you can open for a breeze through the tent.
Ensuring that the tent is staying as cool as possible. You can ask a professional to assist you with purchasing a tent, designed for hot temperatures.
Going camping can be fun. However, struggling to cope and to live in a hot tent isn’t fun at all.
But, the moment that you remember these tips, you will be sure to have a tent that is cool during the day to ensure a good night’s rest. You can choose the option that will work for you and your needs best.