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Rain days in camp?

Postby slowcowboy » Sat May 12, 2018 7:37 am

So you wake up one moring in your little coffin on wheels roll out your feet out da door and get soaked.. its set in pouring solid drip.no stop?????....rain days in camp how do you handle them?.break camp hit the highway or put up and sit under a ez up shad thingy all day?..whats you all's thoughts on campin and rain days? Slow
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Re: Rain days in camp?

Postby Cosmo » Sat May 12, 2018 8:10 am


A rainy day in camp beats a sunny day at work 100% of the time.
I don't let the rain stop me (unless I change my mind).
I am always looking for tips from the group to improve the "rain system".

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Re: Rain days in camp?

Postby les45 » Sat May 12, 2018 9:57 am

Breakfast under the EZ Up and then break camp and go home. I just don't do rain (camping, hiking, fishing, etc.). We don't even reserve a campsite until ten days out when we can get a good dry forecast.
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Re: Rain days in camp?

Postby Tom&Shelly » Sat May 12, 2018 11:35 am

Love rain! I grew up in upstate NY and we always seemed to pick the rainiest days to camp. It'd be a struggle to get the fires going and keeps some clothes dry, but we'd go hiking and have fun, and (not unlike repeatedly hitting my own head) it felt so good when the rain finally stopped! :D

Fast forward about 40 years: Last really rainy camping I did was in 2013, tent camping in Northern Colorado near what became a flood disaster area. (Though I only discovered that listening to the radio on the way home.) It felt so good to sleep in a quality tent with a dry sleeping bag! As a kid, I couldn't afford a Coleman stove (or a good tent), so those were a real treats, and it was warm enough not to need a fire. I had a Walmart tarp up over a picnic table, so it wasn't really bad at all.

I don't mind hiking in the rain--the trees usually mitigate the worst of it. (I also now can afford quality boots, something else I never had growing up.) When I got bored with hiking, I jeeped around (on 4wd trails that were more rock than mud). One day I went into a nearby town and spent the morning in a local museum. Spent the afternoon back at camp reading and baking bread.

Met my wife that Winter and as a pair we haven't yet had a trip where it rained all the time. We pick areas with lots of things to drive to, and have visited historic cabins, taken dam tours, and saw museums, visitor centers, etc. while it rained. Really, it seldom rains all day in the Rockies, and we expect thunderstorms in the afternoon, so we plan accordingly. As a pair, we haven't sat in our camp bored yet, nor broke camp early due to weather.

Can't wait to spend the first rainy night in our teardrop, confident it won't leak. You can bet I'll pay attention to build it so it won't!

Glad you're back posting Slow! You always start interesting threads.

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Re: Rain days in camp?

Postby slowcowboy » Sat May 12, 2018 12:22 pm

I try to help the forum out with some fun topics.i had to war withe sone tech glitches and pass words since feb..knew they needed my imput over on the walk the winds part and i did my normal procrasnation and fixing my pass word.but I try to help keep the doldrums,away on the forum..slow.
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Re: Rain days in camp?

Postby swoody126 » Sun May 13, 2018 6:41 am

some of my warmest rememberies from trips include sitting under the fly during a gentle rain

maybe a pot of beans or stew simmering on the fire/stove

most certainly a pot of coffee

and a good friend/spousal unit to share it all with :thumbsup:

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Re: Rain days in camp?

Postby working on it » Sun May 13, 2018 9:16 am

swoody126 wrote:some of my warmest rememberies from trips include sitting under the fly during a gentle rain

maybe a pot of beans or stew simmering on the fire/stove

most certainly a pot of coffee

and a good friend/spousal unit to share it all with :thumbsup:

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  • +1 ... It always seems to rain when I go camping, so I go prepared for it, and actually enjoy a gentle rain (major T-storms, not so much). I always set up an Ezy-Up canopy over my 4x8, so that 4 feet of the canopy sits directly over the roof, and 4 feet projects past it, forming a covered sitting area. I can cook on my side-table under it, and sit and relax in my chair (pushed back against the door).
  • So far, just the small 4x8 sitting area under the canopy has been sufficient, so I've not had to set up my other canopy, yet. But, I've moved my porta-potty tent to the sitting-area side, for easy access in the rain (I now usually seal off my other door with a canopy "wall" attachment), and use the tent to shield me from any wind-driven spray (I could also use another "wall", to further protect the area).
  • I camp w/o my spouse along, or any of my five dogs, so a few hours under the canopy is really nice (and quiet). If I care to socialize, I have a good rain jacket (and 3 ponchos as back-ups, in the truck) that keep(s) me dry-ish, as I visit around the campgrounds.
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Re: Rain days in camp?

Postby Fenlason » Wed May 30, 2018 5:22 pm

The only possible difference with rain.. is what clothes we wear. Hiking, Biking, or kayaking.. is still fun.
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Re: Rain days in camp?

Postby swoody126 » Wed May 30, 2018 5:43 pm

wherever we go there will be weather

some of it will be more to our likin than other

aint there an old country & western song that recommends LEARNING TO DANCE IN THE RAIN ? :D

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Re: Rain days in camp?

Postby Billinthedesert » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:41 am

Having lived most of my 65 years in the Pacific "Northwet," I am very slowly adjusting to the dry climate here in south-central New Mexico -- and the possibility that you can go weeks -- nay, even months -- at a time and be able count on sunshine. It is a radical concept.
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Re: Rain days in camp?

Postby Ottsville » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:08 am

Coffee and a good book.
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Re: Rain days in camp?

Postby crttaz » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:26 am

Having spent a few afternoons in a race car trailer when it was pouring, my tablet with about 100 magazines loaded on to it is a great time killer. I get the magazines for "free" through local library, which my property taxes help fund. Because of this I want a tiny trailer I can stand up in and sit in a relaxing chair, already have a low height beach chair just for it.

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Re: Rain days in camp?

Postby 2bits » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:27 am

When it rains at home I like to go out on the covered porch and enjoy it, when it rains I like to come into the covered porch (The awning/easy up) and enjoy it. You can't do as much camper-ish stuff but you can always find something to do! Now if it rains for three days straight, there is a limit to anything, I don't like that at home OR camping.
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Re: Rain days in camp?

Postby honeask » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:42 pm

Rainy days, we have had some. We have been rained on for two Lake Bastineau trips before but did not leave. Now days we decide about leaving if it is projected for a long period, more than 2 days. I don't enjoy going to bed in the early evenings though.
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Re: Rain days in camp?

Postby Heavy_Fuel » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:36 pm

I love rain camp days. I cook stews, chili, soups, bake cinnamon buns, and then fresh bread for dinner. I can putter around my kitchen all day, without feeling like I'm missing out on the outdoor experience. Cooking outdoors makes me feel most connected with my family and nature.
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