Waterproofing your wilderness World

A good Article from the Backpacker Magazine Website. You can read the article here.

As you know, keeping dry is one of the most important things you can do to ensure a good time and a safe camp out, especially in the winter.

Here is part of the Article regarding your tent.
Want A Waterproof Tent?
Of course you do! A tent that’s not waterproof does you about as much good as a car without an engine. Look for these features when shopping for storm-ready shelter:
>>A roomy vestibule. Fully covered vestibules act as mudrooms when things get sloshy. They are an invaluable place to store wet gear and packs, so your inner sanctum stays dry and clean.
>>Full coverage rainfly. Forget about tents with cute little awnings sticking out above doors and windows. The wind will blow sheets of rain right into your lap. Look for a rainfly that extends all the way to the ground and all the way around.
>>Factory taped fly seams. When the factory applies the seam tape (rather than you, post-purchase) it’s more durable, more foolproof, and saves you a big headache. A no-brainer.
>>Plenty of guy out points, stakes and cord. It’s key to be able to keep your rainfly taut so water doesn’t wick into the tent.
>>Bathtub or seamless floor. The floor fabric of tents is made of a sturdier, coated fabric. In bathtub style floors, this fabric wraps a few inches up from the ground creating an impenetrable barrier. At the very least, a tent floor should be one, seamless piece of fabric.

Enjoy the article.

Happy Scouting!

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