How to stay cool when Summer Camping

Summer is the most popular camping season, so how to stay cool when camping in summer?

9 advice for stay cool when Summer Camping

  • Pack the tent during the day
  • Trap
  • The use of wind
  • Open the outer layer of the tent
  • Choose a tent with a large area of gauze
  • Hammock Camping
  • Drink plenty of water
  • ​​​​Light-colored clothing
  • Cold water bags

Pack the tent during the day

Walking into a tent that has been in the sun for a day is like walking into a sauna, because the tent absorbs the scorching sun and stores heat, it will increase Temperature inside Tent.

So put away the tent during the day and set it up again after the sun goes down.

There are two advantages to doing this:

  • Keep the tent cool

Reduce the damage to the fabric caused by direct sunlight and prolong the service life of the tent.

  • The use of Tree shade

Setting up a tent in the tree shade is also a great way to keep cool while camping. The trees will replace the tent, absorbing most of the hot light, making the tent cooler.

A campsite that shrouds your tent in the shade from every angle is perfect, even during the day without you having to pack your tent.

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Trap is one of the best for staying cool while camping. It will reflect sunlight into the sky, keeping the tent cool.

Note: The trap needs to be set up above the tent, and at least 30 cm away from the tent to keep the air flowing between the two, this kind of shading effect is the best.

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A reflective trap can be used, or a trap can be used to hold the tent above the tent with drawstrings and trees.

The use of wind

To use wind to keep you cool when camping in summer. A tent with large mesh doors and windows allows the wind to pass through and cools it down easily.

Therefore, when setting up a tent, first determine the wind direction, and then face the tent door to the wind.

Tip for determining the direction of the wind: Wet your finger and hold it up, the cooler side indicates the direction of the wind.

Open the outer layer of the tent

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After sleep at night, the heat, moisture and moisture generated by the human body will float upward and condense on the inner wall of the outer tent, making the inside of the tent sultry.

So if the weather is sunny without rain, the outer layer of the tent can be opened to release the heat. But don't completely remove the outer layer either, in case unexpected rain occurs.

Choose a tent with a large area of gauze

The tent's fine gauze mesh keeps insects out while allowing breezes to pass through, giving you the best of both worlds. So it is advantageous to choose such a tent when camping in summer.

Hammock Camping

→ How to choose a hammock?

If you have a hammock to sleep in, try hammock camping in the summer to allow for air circulation and great views.

Note: Please make sure that your hammock is suitable for long sleep, not an ordinary leisure hammock; build a waterproof tarpaulin above the hammock to prevent dew and heavy rain; set up anti-mosquito gauze around the hammock to avoid mosquito bites.

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Drink plenty of water

Water is a good coolant and has a high specific heat capacity. For the same mass of material, water absorbs more heat by 1 degree, so keeping your body well hydrated while camping is a good way to stay cool.

​​​​Light-colored clothing

Light-colored clothing reflects sunlight, while dark clothing absorbs it, so choose to wear light-colored and quick-drying clothing when camping, loose and breathable, and covers more of the skin, while applying sunscreen to keep your body cool.

Cold water bags

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Bring a few extra bottles of frozen water and put them in the bottom of the sleeping bag at night (packed in a waterproof bag to moisten the sleeping bag with water vapor) to cool your body and make it easier to fall asleep.

It can also be used in place of frozen water if a cool stream or a cooler tap water source is nearby.


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