We always hope for a camping trip that doesn’t have rain during your stay. Unfortunately, it happens sometimes. It might not be a downpour but rather a sprinkle or two. It helps to bring some rain gear along with you, just in case an afternoon shower shows up.
It’s always nice after the rain because it freshens everything up. The air smells wonderful and the plants and flowers stand a little taller. You’ll enjoy the experience more when you’re weather-proofed. Some things you should consider bringing along with you follow below.
Tarp – Or maybe a couple of tarps. They come in handy in many circumstances so better to have them and not need them than to need them and not have them. You can use the tarp to cover outdoor gear in the rain or put them under you when the ground is wet. They are sturdy and useful – two good reasons to have some.
Raincoats – Kids love splashing around in raincoats and rubber boots, even after the rain has stopped. Bring some along for yourself in case you have to go out in the rain to secure your camping gear or walk to the campground store.
Waterproof footwear – Depending on the month you are camping this could be a pair of flip-flops or rubber boots. Bring whatever is appropriate for keeping your feet dry when the ground is wet from rain.
Rain hats – Your raincoats may have hoods and a simple ball cap might be your style. Whatever you’d like to wear on your head to keep water from soaking your hair, face, and neck.
It might be a good idea to pack all your family’s rain gear in one bag. You can leave it in the car or store it in a corner of your camping tent or trailer. If you don’t need it you can keep it out of the way of your regular activities and if you do need it, it is close at hand.
We hope your camping days are rain-free and we also hope you have what you need to stay warm and dry if it does decide to rain while you’re here. We look forward to seeing you here this summer.