Tents & Tarps
David Sanderson IV (dsiv@RADIKS.NET)
Tue, 21 Jul 1998 16:35:41 -0500
I recently attended Webelos Camp with my first year Webelos son. It was
great fun and would have been more fun except for the heat and extreme
humidity (yes, what is hot and humid here is probably nothing compared
to where you are, but that is a different story!).
My problem is that our tent floor was soaked with moisture each
morning. My son had a sleeping bag under his sleeping bag for padding
and the lower sleeping bag sucked up as much water as it could. I slept
on my sleeping bag on top of a foam egg-crate mattress. While the foam
couldn't suck up the water, it's bottom surface was quite wet.
Our tent has what I would call a standard "tarp like" tent floor AND the
tent was on a tarp. The edges of the tarp were neatly folded under the
tent to reduce / eliminate it catching any rain or dew, thus not
allowing that moisture to accumulate between the tarp and tent.
Did I do something wrong? Short of not camping on extremely hot and
humid days, how does one avoid this problem? My Webelos son and I are
attending Resident Camp this weekend at the same location and probably
same weather conditions so a prompt response would be appreciated.
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David Sanderson, IV
AoL Eagle '73 w/Bronze Palm Halloween Knot OA Ordeal
BSA, Mid-America Council, Wagon Wheel District
Currently Pack 465 WDL
Currently District Membership Cabinet Chairperson
Formerly Pack 465 TCGC
Formerly Pack 465 CA
Formerly District UC
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