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Packing a wet tent?

  • 04-08-2016 12:21pm
    Registered Users Posts: 650 ✭✭✭

    Hi :)

    I'm going on my first cycle tour and I'm wondering about rainy days.

    What I want to know is: Is it ok to pack a wet tent?

    If I pack a wet tent and the sun comes out, I'll pull over and dry it out. But what if, say, it is raining for 3 days straight? Is it ok to pack and pitch a wet tent each day?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 27,833 ✭✭✭✭ThisRegard

    I can't see the harm as it's no different than leaving a tent out in the rain for 3 days. The problem begins when it's packed away for a length of time when wet.

    In Ireland you just can't help but having to pack a wet tent away if you camp regularly.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,931 ✭✭✭PrzemoF

    It's OK as long as you use it or dry it next day. The longer it stays folded the bigger are the chances of growing mold or getting a strange smell. If you're going to use it every day you'll be fine, but I always try to pack my tent clean & dry to be sure nothing bad happens even if I don't use it for a month(s).