Podcast 013 | SKILLS SHORT – Tent-bound in a Storm
In this episode, Ryan offers some practical guidelines for managing wet gear, condensation, and camp chores if you have to be holed up in a tent during a prolonged period of inclement weather.
- What happens inside a tent in inclement weather?
- Relative humidity and dew point
- How condensation forms
- Effects of excess moisture vapor
- Effects of temperature drops
- How to manage condensation
- Convective air flow using differential ventilation
- Campsite location and wind
- Minimize sources of moisture
- Wet gear management
- Shelter Setup and Takedown in Inclement Weather
- Cooking in a tent
- About my upcoming “How to Cook in a Tent” video
- How hikers have it wrong about “minimizing the risk” of cooking in a tent
- Bathroom breaks and the pee bottle
- How I go outside my tent without having to put on wet shoes and socks without having to pack the extra weight of camp shoes
- Packing up wet gear and a wet tent
- Wet, cold feet when backpacking: how to keep your feet dry(er) and warm(er) in inclement weather
- How to choose backpacking gear for inclement weather: clothing, sleep, and shelter systems
- Tarp camping techniques for inclement conditions
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