When you go camping you really have to be prepared for anything, and that includes rain. If you don’t have the proper gear, you and your family can end up miserable on your camping trip. Below you will find a few tips on items you should take with you just in case of rain.
While shopping for camping gear I stumbled across some really great rain gear for the entire family. They have adult size and kid size rain coats, pants, and jackets. Of course you are probably wondering which store to find it at, but it should be no surprise that Wal-Mart is the best option. They have reasonably prized rain gear for everyone. You can find this rain gear in the camping isle at your local Wal-Mart store. Of course don’t forge the rain boots. Kids will still want to step and stomp in the rain puddles so having some rain boots are a must.
Screen house for eating area
A screen house is perfect for keeping your eating area dry. Since most campgrounds provide each camper with a table and chair area, all you have to do is set up your screen house over it. Then if you have an extra table or cooking gear you can put the screen house right over it. Don’t put the screen house over the camp fire; the fire will still burn even in the rain if you are using the right grill. Skip the camping store and go to Wal-Mart for your screen house. It’s affordable and they really have some nice options to choose from.
Most campgrounds already have a fire pit, and some have grills. If you are going to a campground which has a fire pit, you can get a flat grill that you can easily place on top of the fire pit. Or if you are using a grill you can still light the charcoal and cook your food, and then transport it over to the screen house.
Get enough tarps
Putting a tarp under your tent and putting one over the tent will help to keep the inside of your tent nice and dry. You can hang the tarp over it by attaching the string to the trees the tent is located near. If there are no trees nearby, you may need to purchase some poles to secure the tarps.
Bring in the games
Board games are really a great activity to keep your kids entertained at the campsite when it is raining. Before leaving on your camping trip, why not visit your local store and allow each child to pick out several board games that they would like to play. The games are a great inexpensive way for the family to really enjoy themselves.