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5 Ways to Stay Cool When You’re Camping

Beat the heat on your next camping trip with these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

As summer approaches, it’ll be time to get out the camping gear. A family camping trip is a great time to make memories and explore the great outdoors. Unfortunately, sometimes the great outdoors includes unbearable heat. Without the comforts of home–and air conditioning–you’ll need some creative ways to stay cool when you’re around the campsite. Blain’s Farm & Fleet has five different ways to stay cool on your next family camping trip.

5 Ways to Stay Cool When You're Camping
Learn how to beat the heat on your next camping trip with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

1. Set up camp in the shade – Find a shady spot to set up your campsite. If the campsite has limited shade, that’s where you’ll want to put your tent. Your tent will heat up quickly in the hot sun. It’s best to set up your tent in the early morning or late in the evening, when it’s cooler outside. If you don’t have any shade for your campsite, use tarps to create a shaded shelter.

2. Stay hydrated – As with any outdoor activity, it’s important to stay hydrated. Make sure you have coolers filled with bottles of water, or a reliable water source if you’re at a campground.

3. Bring a tent fan – Nothing’s worse than waking up in a hot, stuffy tent. Keep the air moving in your tent with a tent fan. A tent fan run on batteries, so you can take it with you on virtually any camping trip.

4. Plan activities during the cooler part of the day – You’ll want to do any water activities–such as tubing and swimming–when it’s warmer outside. However, non-water activities should be done in the early morning and evening. These cooler parts of the day are perfect for hiking, biking and even kayaking. Just always remember to wear sunscreen and bring along plenty of water.

5. Wear light-colored clothing – Light-colored, cotton clothing will help you stay cool on those hot days. Protect your face with a sun hat and sunglasses. It’s also a good idea to look for moisture-wicking material, which wicks away sweat and keeps you comfortable all day long. When you’re hanging around the campsite, wear sandals or mesh shoes to keep your feet cool. You can also soak a bandana or towel in ice cold water and wrap it around your neck to cool down.

Family camping trips are the perfect opportunity to make brighter memories with your family. That’s why Blain’s Farm & Fleet has all the camping supplies you need for a better camping trip. From air beds to camping cookware, the whole family can have a great time on your next outdoor adventure. For more tips on braving the great outdoors, visit our Camping blog.

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