Camping Tips For Hot Weather


We all love tenting when the solar is shining, however typically tenting in scorching climate can result in a tent that’s scorching and uncomfortable. Read our prime tenting ideas for warm climate that will help you keep cool beneath canvas in your summer time tenting journeys. Skip the waffle, go straight to the information.

Hot weather camping

As I write, we’ve simply returned from Antigua the place we spent nearly per week tenting in a canvas tent on the seashore. It was a improbable expertise and which you’ll learn all about right here, however as you would possibly count on, it was exceptionally scorching!

The common temperature was 32°C and when the solar went down, the temperate barely dropped, leaving us sweltering, even within the early hours of the morning.

This meant we needed to shortly discover new methods to deal with the warmth, having by no means earlier than encountered temperatures like that while tenting within the UK or Europe, so we thought we’d share them with you right here.

8 Easy Tips For Staying Cool When Camping In Hot Weather

1. Choose A Canvas Tent

Canvas tents are often higher at regulating the temperature inside than artificial tents. Canvas is breathable which ought to assist regulate temperatures and we’ve discovered that canvas tents do certainly keep cooler, significantly within the morning when the solar comes up.

Canvas bell tents are better for breathability
Lotus Belle canvas tents on the seashore at Wild Lotus Glamping, Antigua

Check out our detailed tent shopping for information Should I Buy A Canvas Bell Tent? The Ultimate Bell Tent Buying Guide

2. Keep Everything Well Ventilated

Make certain you retain all home windows, doorways and vents open all through the day to advertise higher airflow. Of course you’ll wish to hold the bug mesh in place for as a lot time as potential!

Let the air circulation freely!

Do contemplate although, even with simply the bug mesh in place, it considerably reduces airflow, so attempt to absolutely open up home windows and doorways to get the air flowing, which is able to assist settle down the inside of the tent.

3. Take Rechargable Fans

Don’t underestimate the cooling means of even a comparatively modest hand-held fan. Our favorite is the small, however mighty USB rechargeable fan accessible on Amazon for round £15 and value each penny. We purchased ours over a yr in the past and use them loads.

4. Get Low-Tech With A Damp Cloth

When it’s tremendous scorching and also you simply can’t settle down, the quickest method to get some aid is to damp down a material with chilly water and move it over as a lot of your pores and skin as you possibly can.

This will immediately assist cool you and can work even higher if you happen to then sit in entrance of a fan or discover someplace shaded and breezy for a couple of minutes.

5. Stay Hydrated

In summer time it’s essential to up your water consumption considerably. Add in some bodily exercise and spending extra time than you ordinarily would possibly in direct daylight, and also you’ve received a recipe for dehydration which is able to hinder your physique’s pure means to chill itself.

Insulated drinking cups head to head test
Insulated consuming cups and flasks are a should

In scorching climate you have to be consuming as a lot as 3 litres of water a day, so hold that water bottle by your facet and bear in mind to not wait till you’re feeling thirsty to take a glug!

Check out our insulated consuming tumbler head-to-head take a look at to see which one wins!

6. Create A Shaded Area

Use a tarp if wanted, however a solar shade or coated open porch space will offer you some much-needed shade on a scorching day. Keeping out of the solar as a lot as potential will assist to maintain you cooler and extra snug, nevertheless it’s not at all times straightforward when all you’ve received is a tent.

This bell tent has a built-in cover that gives a beautiful shaded space

When selecting a tent, search for one with a built-in shade, porch or cover or purchase a shade that may shortly be popped up as wanted, or failing that, a superb old school parasol will do the job.

7. Invest In A Decent Cool Box

Investing in a good tenting cool field is one among our best-ever tenting investments. We use a passive cooler and have not too long ago changed our previous Coleman Xtreme with an Igloo Maxcold.

Igloo Maxcold Island Breeze 62 Quart camping cool box
Our Igloo Maxcold Island Breeze 62 Quart tenting cool field

Coolers like this may hold ice for as much as 5 days with out energy and means for a weekend tenting journey, even when it’s actually scorching, you’ll have ice and chilly water simply handy, serving to to maintain you snug and hydrated.

8. Take Your Biggest Tent

The smaller the tent, the simpler and extra shortly the air inside will warmth up. A small tent containing numerous our bodies will really feel a lot hotter and stuffier than an even bigger tent with extra space for air to maneuver and circulation.

If you’re fortunate sufficient to have different-sized tents for various kinds of tenting journeys, you’ll wish to select one thing large if the climate is about to be heat.

So to remain cool, ditch the small weekender and contemplate taking an even bigger tent with you.

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