6 Passive Ways To Have A Cool Tent
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6 Passive Ways to Have A Cool Tent

Camping in summer is a great activity for the family but the novelty can wear off quickly if you wake up in a pool of sweat every morning.When pitching your camping tent some common sense and a bit of planning will help you have the coolest possible tent to camp in comfort.

Shade

The most fundamental and most effective step but I am always amazed to see a lot of people pitching their tent within direct sunlight. A shady tree over your campsite is definitely worth gold, being mindful not to pitch it below obvious dead tree limbs. With that in mind, in the event the wind picks up and you get a tree trunk through the center of the tent, your camping excursion has come to a crashing halt. The sun rises in the east so remember that for working out where the shade will be in the morning. It’s usually better for some shade early morning, nobody likes to wake up in a sauna.

Wind

Notice where the predominant wind comes from and pitch your tent accordingly to make sure that the breeze is led through the openings. In case you camp on the coast keep the sea wind (daytime) and land breeze (evening) in mind as they are great to push that hot air out of a tent.

Emergency blankets

Cover the roof of the tent with this cheap but extremely effective reflective surface. For a few dollars you'd have decreased the tent surface temperature substantially.

High Terrain

If possible pitch the tent on the high terrain. Air is pushed up the hillside and strengthens it. As a added bonus you get a nice view and greater security from flooding.

Tent

Tents are designed for different climates. If you go camping in summer and take the one-man tent that was designed for extreme weather at the base camp of Mt Everest no amount of planning will achieve a comfortable tent.

Summer tents have big entrances and open ceilings to assure the maximum amount of air flowing through the tent.

Water

Camping alongside water always bring the temperature down, however bear in mind when the sun goes down the insects comes out of these areas.

Avoid

Steer clear of camping beside large rock features, the sun's rays bakes them to extreme temperatures and they'll radiate this heat till late in to the evening.

If you combine all these factors you would have achieved the most amount of passive cooling for your tent. In the event that you are still uncomfortable a camping fan can help or if all else fails a tent air conditioner or evaporative cooler is the next level of cooling.


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