Episode 83 | Shelter Condesation
Jun 8, 2023 at 8:06 pm #3782961Backpacking LightAdmin
@backpackinglightLocale: Rocky Mountains
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In episode 83 of the Backpacking Light podcast we’re going to talk about managing condensation in shelters.Jun 11, 2023 at 1:02 am #3783088Ryan JordanAdmin
@ryanLocale: Central Rockies
What are your strategies for managing condensation in shelters?Jun 11, 2023 at 7:00 am #3783092ThomBPL Member
@popcornmanLocale: N NY
Pitch high if weather allows. Rain or snow back side to wind low, door side high. Umbrella can b handy wind rain blocker. Hexamid pocket tarp user. Have had issues w splash bivy sacks and condensation. Not a fan . East coast mostly.
thanks thomJun 11, 2023 at 4:40 pm #3783119jscottBPL Member
@bookLocale: Northern California
Use a double wall.
In some situations there simply will be condensation. Happily I try to hike in good weather so this isn’t a big deal. I dry out the tent in sun in the morning before taking off. If it’s still damp when I want to start hiking, it will dry out after set up in the afternoon.
All the tricks about increasing ventilation have their limits if one wants to be in a tent at night. I do what I can and then live with a bit of condensation. Again, in a double wall, this isn’t much of an issue where I hike on the west coast (sierra mostly).
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