camping in the rain

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  1. jeepster04

    jeepster04 Active Member

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    Very rarely does it continuously rain all day in this area but either way, I enjoy the rain so I typically hope it will rain when camping.
     
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    We've had many fun camping trips in the rain and snow. Before we got our pop up we had a VW Westfalia with a big awning. We would just set that thing up and hang out under it. Very rarely does it rain all day here, but we have experienced it a couple of times. There's nothing better than going to sleep in a camper with the sound of rain on the roof!
     
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    I like fall camping the best, but rain in 30 degree temps sucks...theres no way around it. I work outside mostly and thats my most hated weather combo. I certainly wouldn't camp in that either!
     
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    This!
     
  5. BillyMc

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    I know this trip is over so I'll just drop this for future campers with this question.
    Rain does not deter us from camping. Many kids don't mind or even enjoy playing in the rain. Take games to play on the picnic table under an EZ up, our boys like Jinga. Don't build a fire in you cast iron cookware. You don't need flame to roast marsh mellows, hot dogs ,or anything else. Charcoal in a cheap grill is all you need.
     
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  6. Arlyn Aronson

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    When we camp we are normally clearing trails or hiking or doing something outside, so we'll cancel if NOAA has that location at greater than a 60% chance of rain. If its raining all day, why spend it in the little box or under the canopy...
     
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    I atually like sotting under the awning/canopy in the rain. Reminds me of every boy scout trip i ever took as a kid. I dont have one memory of anything except flooded tends, mud, and wet feet. Lol.
     
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  8. tfischer

    tfischer A bad day camping beats a good day at the office Gold Supporting Member

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    Because at least here, it rarely rains all day. Even if the chance of rain is 80%, there's going to be some time to get outside and do stuff. Sometimes that means putting on rain jackets and hiking in drizzle, but usually there's some totally clear times.

    And worst case, if we're trapped "in the little box or under the canopy" we have some awesome family times playing board games. If we were at home, the boys would each be glued to a different screen and we'd have to pry them away. Camping is about getting away from the norms.
     
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    At this point, if it's not raining, I'm staying home.

    Anyone else out west feel that way? :p
     
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    Yep! With the additional requirement that there be no lightning.
     
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    We've missed the past few weekends of camping due to rain. Had enough and everything is overly wet. Can we send you some??
     
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    We are heading to the SC coast tomorrow. Sally will catch up with us Wednesday or Thursday. We are taking a swimsuit.
     
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    From the weather forecast this evening you might want to take a wet suit.
     
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    Just got home from a wet weekend... Friday and Saturday at least....
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    Yes please! We'll even pay the postage.
     
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    We camped late august and checked the weather forecast for our last night, only to find rain expecting to start at 7 and going til noon the next day. Since we were only camping 15 minutes from home, we made a game time decision at 6 pm to pack up and leave a night early. Got the top cranked down just as the first drops fell! Good decision... packing up in the rain is no fun, specially with two kids under 4.
     
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    We bailed a day early. After listening to the weather forecast, and the amount of rain that was called for, we took a soaking breaking down, and left a day early. Left Myrtle Beach State Park at 4:30pm. Rough going through Conway in 5:00 traffic, but ok after that. Glad to be home watching the rain this morning.
     
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    For sure you go, get wet and dirty.
    With that % chance of rain it is unlikely to be raining all the time so if you keep the wood dry you might be able to get a fire going still.

    our best trips have been when the weather was bad. We always end up finding something g to do
     

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