7 tips to protect your camping equipment in bad weather
At the campsite, you always have to deal with different weather types. It is therefore essential to always go out with the right tent accessories and take everything into account. For example, you take clothes with you for all sorts of temperatures, but do not forget to take some tools to protect your tent. It is, of course, hoped that you have nice weather during your camping holiday. However, here are some tips to look out for in bad weather and what measures you can take.
1: Close roof hatch, windows and zippers
Prevent damage and close the roof hatches and windows of the caravan in case of strong gusts of wind. With moderate wind, you can still leave it ajar. At a (front) tent it is important to close the zippers properly so that the wind can not fall under them.
2: Use the right pegs
Using the right pegs & ground pegs is critical. Not every type of tent peg is suitable for any surface. Using the right tent pegs your tent is the strongest.
3: Store your things
With wind, there are sometimes some things left on the campsite. Store light items such as laundry, bath towels, air mattresses and swimming pools in the tent or caravan. This way you avoid flying around the entire campsite. Do this also if you leave the campground for a day. When suddenly lousy weather is coming, you do not have to worry about getting your stuff away.
4: Use storm tires
Storm tires ensure that the (front) tent stays firmly on the ground and does not break through the wind. A storm band in combination with a storm band spring will absorb the movements of the wind so that your tent will not be damaged.
5: Look out for an open field
Camping in an open area or with tall trees can be dangerous in bad weather. Do you feel that you are no longer safe? Then find a place to take shelter at the campsite.
6: Tighten your (for) tent properly
A tent that is not correctly tensioned has a high risk of damage in case of rain or storm. When you arrive at the campsite, take the time to set up and set up your (for) tent as well as possible.
7: Avoid water bags on the roof
Maybe you have seen it at the campsite — an awning that is not properly tensioned, creating a pond on the roof. This can cause the awning to be damaged and collapsed due to the weight of the water. Well, tensioning is therefore important, but you can also add extra arches. These ensure that no water bag is created. For the firmness against storm and wind, you can add storm bars: these provide a reinforced construction of the frame. You can also lower the outer tent poles of the awning or awning so that no water bag is created.