Most tents are produced with waterproof materials. However, the fact that these tents are produced from with these waterproof materials doesn’t mean that you wouldn’t get slightly wet during a rainstorm. Despite the fact that these camping tents are of great benefit to us, there are quite a couple of things you should do to rainproof your tent and stay dry during a rainstorm.
Here are three things to do to rainproof your tent and make it ready to use.
1. Tighten your ties
Make sure your ties are appropriately tightened before placing them over your tent. Avoid carrying out this activity under the rain as it could be tasking, and tedious. Furthermore, the rain will make the ties decline. It’s best you tighten your ties at home as you could easily change or replace them if broken or not reflective. Ties are flawless during rainstorms as they tend to rainproof your tent.
Ground-cloths are another feature of a tent that can be used to rainproof your tent. They keep water away from the tent in most wet conditions. However, during heavy downfalls, ground-cloths are likely to absorb water. To ensure the seam surrounding the base of the tent and that of the ground-cloth are united, tuck the ground-cloth into the seam. This will hold off water from entering your tent, thereby rain-proofing your tent.
3. Seal off the seams
Sealing the seams is the third and most challenging part of the shielding process. Older tents will require you to waterproof and seal every seam to prevent the inflow of water. This is achieved by applying a sealant in-between the seams. After applying the seam, dry out the tent, and cover the outer surface using a waterproof spray. For newer tents, you will notice that the seams are usually sewn and also switched with a tape inside which acts as a sealant. These must not necessarily be waterproofed.
Endeavor to use the sealant from the inside of the tent when making use of a sealant. To do this, flip the tent inside out while pushing the seams upwards to reveal the tent’s stitching. Owing to the corrosive nature of the sealant, endeavor to carry out this technique in an airy environment. After applying it, allow it to dry and apply it over again.
These three outlined techniques will assist you to correctly rainproof your tent making your rainy camping nights more comfy and dry.
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