Re: Wet Tents
Bob Washburn (whiterabbit@IW.EDWPUB.COM)
Mon, 13 Jul 1998 21:07:31 -0500
1. Take a look at the bottom of your tents. Are there seams, if so are
they sealed. Does the outside of the bottom bead water or soak it up. It
the bottom soaks up water the water proofing is gone and should be redone
according to manufacturers directions.
2. Cut a second smaller ground cloth and put on the floor of the tents
before loading in gear. Not only does it keep the gear dry, but it makes
cleaning out mud, straw, bugs, etc. much easier and protects the tent
floor. Cut to match the shape of the tent floor, if asymmetric put a notch
or piece of reflective tape at the center of the door(s).
I'm assuming you know to keep the groundcloth under the tent and not
sticking out to collect rainwater.
At 01:55 PM 7/13/98 -0400, gdtester wrote:
>How do I keep water from seeping up through the bottom of tents? We use
>ground cloths but we still seem to get water under our tents, that slowly
>seeps up and gets everything wet. Any advice would be appreciated.
>George H. Fleming
>Scoutmaster, Troop 232
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