Rain, rain go away, come again another day.
You can chant the nursery rhyme all you want at the campsite, but whether you like it or not, the showers will keep coming. No need to throw in the towel just yet though - there are plenty of techniques to make your wet outdoor experience enjoyable.
Have you ever gotten food poisoning?
If you haven't, just imagine that someone punched you in the stomach, causing you to lose control of all of your bodily functions.
In other words: it sucks.
Sitting around campfire instantly transports you into a state of nostalgia.
The unique aroma, the dancing flames, the tangible warmth, and that guy who only knows one song on the guitar (you know who I am talking about); a wave of serenity floods over you.
Yet, after time passes, the smell of the smoky, wood-burning fire lingers (I love the scent of campfire as much as the next person, but only when it’s fresh). When the noxious fumes latch on to you for more than a day, it can lead to an obnoxious headache.
Have you ever woken up at home violently shivering?
If you have, you probably grabbed a few extra blankets or cranked up the thermostat and your frigid shakes were cured. But what’s the solution if the same thing happens in the middle of the woods?
The honest answer is: you’re screwed.
So, you just got your tent and you’re ready to embark on a wilderness adventure, right?
Ha! If it were only that easy.
Before you head out to the campsite, it’s important to ensure that your tent is completely waterproof. Yes, I know, the product description online notes that the material keep you dry, but what about the seams?
After a stressful week at work, it’s finally time to take a break from reality by breathing in the fresh camping air.
You start to pack your gear: the food, the clothes, the sleeping bag - hmmm - what else to grab? Oh yeah, the tent.
But, as soon as you get within noseshot of the shelter, your nostrils are stung by a pungent odor that could make an overcrowded morgue smell like fresh wildflowers.
Is that… is that honestly your tent?
Unfortunately, probably so.
Unless you want to sleep rolling around on the rock-hard forest floor, you’re probably going to be using an air mattress in the great outdoors.
There's endless choice to what kind of bed you want in your wilderness mansion. From a luxurious queen-sized blow up bed to a backpack-friendly one-person pad. Regardless of what you choose though, your peaceful dreams might be crushed by one small detail: a leak.
Even the tiniest tear can turn your comfy wilderness bed into a lifeless, uninviting lump. It's inevitable that you'll run into this situation at some point, but don't worry - most air mattress leaks can be fixed.
Imagine waking up to the crisp air of the outdoors.
The hustle and bustle of the city has faded into obscurity. Car horns have become bird songs, street lamps have transformed into towering trees, and stress has slipped into relaxation.
The only thing that could make your mountainside morning perfect is a fresh cup of coffee.