| Topic: How do I get my tent dry!!
Message posted by Mucker1884 on 13/10/2015 at 9:54am
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Either keep doing what you are doing, but bring it in each night (otherwise you are back to square one by the following morning).
Maybe consider an oversized tarp on the wet grass, with tent pitched on top?
In theory though, from about now until late April, chances are you are flogging a dead horse unless you dry it inside, where there is no damp and hopefully a little heating too.
It may be too big to pitch, but even laid on the floor, exposing a small section at a time, and constantly moving it along to expose the next section, will eventually get it perfectly dry. Better still, hanging over a bannister, or laid over dining table/chairs? It's simply starting to get too damp outside now, bar the odd short hour each day, to achieve what is required. Just remember, the guys also have to be bone dry (or removed) before packing away.
If pitched outside, then two hours of sunshine and a decent breeze should do it, but it needs to be off wet grass, and brought inside/packed away before the damp sets in again... not easy if at work every day, of course.
For the record, the longest I have had a tent laid out on the floor of our spare bedroom, with about 10 to 15% of the fly exposed at any given time, was 8 complete days... 6 berth polycotton tunnel.
We regularly leave our smaller 4 berth polycotton out from returning on a Sunday evening to the following Saturday morning, when winter camping... Better safe than sorry!
The trick is, to keep telling yourself "It's all worth it"!
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