Obviously that is possible! Hi, dear outdoor pals. We are in the month of July, earlier it was called “summer season” and the following 2 months. The “summertime” was earlier, that is, before the Millennium and even earlier, that time of the year, which was understood for extensive sunlight and enjoyable heat, like heat. In the so-called “summertime”, individuals flocked to distant lands or to the lakes, streams and open-air baths of their native areas.

You could swim, eat ice cream and lie in the “sun”. “Sun” is the heavenly body that was responsible for the light and earlier for the heat. Now the “sun” is likewise responsible for heat but just in the months of October to February. It used to be called “winter season”. The winter, in turn, was that time of the year that was distinctly cold and, preferably, also white. The white of the landscape was created by so-called “snow”. “Snow, my dear readers, born after 1975, is frozen water falling from the sky in light flakes.

And what, dear outside buddies, does all this relate to outdoor camping in the rain? Well, with today’s weather and a view out the window into cloudy air and grey skies, it may be appropriate to waste one or two thoughts on our all-time pastime, outdoor camping. Since, of course, the holidays have long been prepared, they were looking forward to warm weather, sunbathing and hiking tours – simply on all that distinguishes a summer vacation from fall vacations and now DAS! Thunderstorm, storm, flood and rain, rain, rain! Should you let it ruin the fun? Sure, one or the other will do that, but sometimes campers will get up and shout: Obviously not! Now all the more! Dear camper, you probably stand alone: for you are this text, for you alone.

So, if you truly want to begin your journey and lie down in the weeping injuries of the German summer, like the linden leaf on Siegfried’s shoulder, let me say the following: Do not forget the rubber boots! Ensure that your tent is rainproof, that is, has heat-sealed seams and that the louvers are impervious to water through a cover situated above. Set up your camping tent so that the pegs truly sit firmly in the ground, even when it is soaked by heavy rain. Tents have of course a steady, water resistant floor, but take a preventative measure with an additional mat (excellent for the tent interior picnic blankets with a coated bottom side, so there is likewise an additional insulation.)

Who wants to safeguard himself from dirt or puddles in the camping tent can also utilise unique tent mats, which, due to their coarser structure, bring small particles of dirt such as sand or pebbles or perhaps wetness (in moderation) below the mat, keeping the tent floor fairly tidy. Techniques like this, improved with weather-resistant clothes and durable shoes, even the one or other tin of hot ravioli or soup and the vacation should not stand in the way.