How to keep snakes away in a camping area?

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Im going to be camping today at Lake Isabella and I live in california. And I am really feared of snakes so I was wondering if they have snakes in camping areas or if you've ever been to one and seen one? And what happens if I see one how can I get away from them? Please serious answers. Thanks you.

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Snakes rarely enter peoples campsites. They are mostly afraid of us, more than we are afraid of them. I have been camping and hiking for over 40 years and have NEVER had a snake near my tent or at my campsite. I sometimes have seen them while hiking, especially in the desert and in rocky areas. 99% of the snakes I have ever seen are not poisonous. Even rattlesnakes, especially the type out West, are not agressive and will not attack you. I doubt you will have any trouble. They will not chase you. If you see one, just walk around it. If it is in a place where seeing it bothers you ask somebody not afraid of them to pick it up and move it into the woods or away from you.

How to fix the broken camping tent poles?

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I found one of my family tent poles is broken. How to fix that?

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The easier way to fix the tent poles is to use tent pole repair sleeves. You should count your broken tent poles then go to a sporting goods store and buy as many sleeves as you have broken tent poles. Slip the tent pole repair sleeve over the broken tent pole, and wrap duct tape around the top and bottom of the sleeve to further secure it in place. If you are not able to find a tent repair sleeve in the nearby store, you can go to a hardware store and buy some aluminum roof flashing and nylon clamps. These things can also help you to fix the tent poles. You need to cut the aluminum flashing to size with tin snips and wrap it around the broken sections of the tent pole. After that, put clamps at the top and bottom of the sleeve you have created to secure it in place. At last, you need to wrap the aluminum flashing with duct tape to cover any sharp edges.

How to keep the inside of the camping tent dry on rainy days?

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I went camping with my friends last summer but we came across a heavy rain, and the moisture entered our tent. It’s totally a bad experience. Now we are planning to go camping next month but we’d like to know is there any way to keep the inside of tent dry on rainy day, in case of the unexpected rain.

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You did not quite specify whether the moisture was internal from condensation of body vapors or whether it was penetration from seam and joint leaks from the outside. If condensation, you must try to increase ventilation which will at least get humidity inside the tent close to the level of humidity outside the tent. If penetration, then you should purchase a good seam sealer from an outdoor gear shop which is like silicone rubber. Then apply it to all seams and joints, dry for a day, hit the tent with water or rain at home before you go afield to test whether you have solved the problem. The alternative is to purcahse a more expensive tent with a full-cover rain fly and factory sealed seams. I only purchase backpacking tents in the class of $300 or more. No leaks. If smaller in size, these can give you some condensation moisture on the walls.

How to choose a family base camping tent?

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I am planning to buy a family camping tent, what things should I consider?

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1. Consider how many people will be sleeping in the tent and if you'll be requiring one or two tents to house everyone. Make sure you have enough room for everyone to be comfortable. Every tent has its dimensions specified on the package, listing how many people it will house and how big it is. If you're looking for roomy comfort, subtract the number of people the tent says it will hold by one or two. 2. Figure out what style of tent will best suit your needs. There are two basic types of tents: dome and cabin. While there are a variety of styles of both, each has its own advantages and disadvantages. A dome tent is easier to assemble, having only two poles for the tent and one for the top cover. Since it's shaped like a dome, you'll give up some space in its height. A cabin tent offers more room since it is built in a square shape, but because it has more poles, it can take longer to assemble and be heavier to carry. If you're looking to house more than four people comfortably and have only one tent, a cabin tent is probably the best option. 3. Consider what extra requirements you need in your tent to properly accommodate you and your group. Do you want an extra attached screen room or a tent with several rooms? Do you have a tall person in the pack that will want to stand up straight while inside the tent? Will you be spending large amounts of time inside the tent? All of these things need to be thought out before you buy a tent. There are many varieties of tents on the market that come at a variety of prices. 4. Think about the area where you will be setting up your base camp tent and what the weather will be like. If you'll be camping in a cold region, you don't want a tent that has a screened top with a liner that allows more air inside. You also don't want a tent that allows little ventilation if you're staying in a hot area. 5. Consider the camping experience of the people you're camping with. If you're a novice camper, you might want a tent that's easy to set up. Generally, the fewer poles you have to deal with, the easier it is to set up and take down and the lighter weight. http://www.quictents.co.uk has quality family tents, you can have a look.

How to assemble a 6 man camping tent?

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I am planning a camping trip with some friends and I wonder how to assemble a 6 man camping tent. Is there anything we should pay a special attention to such as the place to set up the tent or whatever?

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Set it up once before you take it out for real. That way you can figure it out at home before trying to do it for the first time out in the cold

How to keep the inside of the camping tent dry on rainy days?

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I went camping with my friends last year but we came across a heavy rain, and the moisture entered our tent. It's totally a bad experience. Now we are planning to go camping next month but we'd like to know is there any way to keep the inside of tent dry on rainy day, in case of the unexpected rain.

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Tip 1: Set up a tarp A tarp underneath your camping tent helps to prevent moisture from entering from below. Additionally, you can set up a small tarp as a little roof that shelters the entrance of your camping tent. You can then get in and out without getting wet whilst opening or closing the zip. Also, the rain won't enter your tent every time you open the door. If you have a large tarp, you can cover a bigger area so that you can have some sheltered area outside your camping tent. Especially when it rains for days, you will appreciate an occasional walk outside. You might even be able to light a fire underneath your tarp. When the weather is nice, such a tarp provides great shelter from the sun. Ads by Google Tip 2: Do your seam sealing Check carefully if your camping tent requires seam sealing. If it does, make sure you have what you need, and do a proper sealing. This does take a bit of work, but it will prevent moisture from entering your tent uninvited, keeping you and your things dry even in the rain. Many camping tents feature a bathtub floor which has no ground level seams that might leak. These tents require less seam sealing and save you some time. Tip 3: Set up your rain fly Make sure you know exactly how to set up your camping tent's rain fly, and that you have it with you when you go on your camping trip. Don't wait for the rain to set it up. Yes, it's a rain fly, but it's clever to set it up in good weather already. Rain often starts out of the blue, and you don't want to rush out in the middle of the night into the rain to throw the rain fly over your camping tent.

How to keep a camping tent clean while camping?

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I will purchase a new camping tent for my camping trip. I wonder is there any way to keep the camping tent clean while camping? Actually, I'm a bit of a neat freak.

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1. Use a ground cloth, or tarp, under your tent. Not only will this keep the bottom of your tent clean, it will keep the floor of your tent dry. Just be sure to tuck the edges of the tarp under the tent so that it does not catch rain. 2. Never wear your shoes inside the tent. When you enter your tent, sit in the doorway and remove your shoes, then place them on a floor mat, rug or towel near the door way. You can even leave them outside by tucking them between the tent and the ground cloth. 3. Bring a Ziploc bag for trash to keep the inside of your tent clean. Don't litter inside your tent--especially with candy and food wrappers which can attract bugs or larger, furrier nuisances. Better yet, throw your trash away in an animal-proof trash can outside of your tent. 4. Pack a whisk broom and dust pan to keep your tent clean. These even come in small, easy to pack camp sizes. Sweep the grit out of your tent every day, and once again before packing it. 5. Never store a wet and dirty tent. If you have to strike camp in the rain or even a heavy morning dew, be sure to pitch your tent again at home to dry. You can pitch it in the sun, a garage or porch. You can even dry it by hanging on a clothes line or over a fence. Clean any stains. If your tent goes into storage wet and dirty, it will come out stinky, sticky and moldy for your next camping trip.

How to sleep comfortably in a camping tent?

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I have a sleeping bag. Should I bring anything else because the weather is really cold. Or should I do something to gain more comfortable?

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DO NOT use an air mattress or a cot in cold weather - either is quite literally worse than nothing at all in freezing temperatures. A closed cell foam pad is good, and nothing beats a Thermarest (or similar) self-inflating foam pad for camping. I've been winter camping in sub-zero temps in northern Minnesota, and you can get by with thermal underwear, a closed cell foam pad, and a sleeping bag rated for the weather you expect. Mummy bags are the warmest (and most low temp bags are that style anyway). Remember that moisture is a bigger enemy than cold. Cold air, even very cold air (-20 to -30 F) is not hard to handle if you're dressed warmly and you're dry. If you're wet, anything below 40 above zero F can be life-threatening. A few other tips: - Don't sleep with your socks on. Take them off and throw them in your bag down by your feet. The heat in there will dry them overnight. Sleeping in them will keep them damp and cool your feet. - Wear boots with removable liners (Sorels or similar) and do the same with the boot liners. Putting your feet in warm socks and liners in the morning feels great. - Throw at least the first layer of clothes you're going to wear the next day in there too (yes, I know it's starting to get crowded). Putting on warm clothes in morning is great. Cold clothes are bad. Cold underwear is really bad. - Don't overdress for bed. I find it's better to add a bit when it gets too cool than to remove when it gets warm because you tend not to remove until you start to sweat, and then whatever you were wearing is wet. Wet is bad.

How to build a camping tent?

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I'm planning to go camping with two friends. It's a two days trip and I wonder if it's necessary for us to build a camping tent ourselves? If yes, how to do that?

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Are you asking how to set up your tent? Or do you want to make your own tent? From your other questions it looks like you're going to purchase a tent. They all come with instructions on how to set them up. Each is a little different. If you can't find the instructions you can always look it up online or call the manufacture. As for making your own tent, I'm sure you could find instructions on how to sew together a tent from a kit you purchase or using your own materials on line as well. Some people that really rough it up take a tarp and use that as a shelter stringing it up between trees.

How to plan a camping vacation?

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Me and my family live in Ohio and we are planning on visiting maine but we are very poor so we are going to camp. We have a tent but we need to know how to plan for travel, staying their and food! Thanks!

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Find your camping spots and reserve where you can. http://woodalls.com/ lists all that there is and you can make reservations through http://www.reserveamerica.com/ or http://www.recreation.gov/ Planning now for summer is great since reservations go fast for the better, popular destinations also keep in mind that gas will rise to $4.00 a gallon by June, so watch that budget. Check lists abound on the web for what to bring here is a good one, http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/family+camping+checklist.html Food is easy bring simple foods that all like and stop for a pizza on the road nobody likes to hassle with cooking right when you get to your campsite with dinner made you can focus on dessert and making smores. Here are some menu planning suggestions, http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/planning+menu.html

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