Summer was officially here a few weeks ago, and many campsites are seeing record high temperatures. The heat can certainly make a camping trip less fun than it could be. But we have a few tips to keep you cool.
- This first one seems obvious, but campers sometimes forget to look for a good shady spot. It’s especially easy to forget this if you take off work on Friday night, and arrive at your favorite campsite as the sun sets. But setting up your tent in a nice shady spot, will help keep you cool throughout the day. Pay special attention to where the sun and shade will be in the middle of the day in the afternoon. If you have to be in direct sun for part of the day. Make it the morning, when it is typically cooler.
- Camp near water if you can. You can not only hop into the water to cool off, but the evaporation of that lake or river actually cools the area around, and it can be a few degrees cooler near the water.
3. Get up off the ground. Ventilation underneath you can help keep you cool for an afternoon nap, or even through the full night. The Pahaque Hammock is easy to setup, comes with a unique spreader bar to keep you comfy, and you can get a rainfly to keep the morning dew off your face. it even comes in one person models, as well as 2 person models for all the snugglers out there.
4. Ventilate your tent. Remove that rain fly, open the windows and let the breeze come through. You want as much airflow through there as possible. This is where a roomy tent with nice big windows comes in handy. The goal is to let as much heat escape as possible, and to let as much breeze come through as possible. If there is a prevailing wind, set up your tent so that the wind comes right through.
5) Dress properly. Light colored clothes will reflect rather than absorb the sun’s rays, as well as protect you from getting burned. Your morning may start off with long pants, but be prepared to change into shorts as the day goes on, and a hat the keeps the sun off your face is also key. It can keep you cool and keep you looking young!
These are just a few of the tips we have for keeping cool during your summer camping trip. We hope you find a few of them useful. And we would love to hear about your favorite way to keep cool. Just email us: firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us how you beat the heat!