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How to Avoid Moisture in Your Tent

March 16, 2017

The #1 cause of moisture in your tent is from condensation. Condensation occurs when there is a change in pressure and temperature in water vapor in the air and it turns into a liquid form. This moisture from condensation usually forms inside your tent by two sources: your breath (each person can exhale up to 1 L of water a night!) and outside humid temperatures.

We’ve outlined 8 ways that you can avoid moisture from condensation in your tent!

1) Ventilate

Condensation forms inside your tent because the water vapor in the air has nowhere to escape. Ventilate your tent by keeping it open as much as possible, the more ability the air has to circulate the better! Keep your tent door unzipped, windows open and fly off if possible to let the air circulate during both the day and night.

2) Do not store wet gear in your tent

Wet and damp gear adds extra water vapor in the air that fuels condensation. Store wet gear outside or place in a sealed bag if you are unable to store outside of the tent.

3) Don’t sleep near water

Bodies of water can often increase humidity. The more humid and the greater a temperature difference between the inside and outside of your tent the more likely you will have condensation inside your tent.

4) Sleep in a bigger tent

Two people sleeping in a six man tent will not create as much moisture as two people in a two man tent. The less bodies you have in a larger space reduces the amount of heat generated inside the tent and increases the amount of space for airflow.

5) Don’t touch the sides

When pressure is applied to the sides of your tent the moisture and condensation that has developed on the outside can actually seep inside. Be careful to keep all your gear away from the sides of the tent.

6) Never cook inside your tent

Cooking adds a large amount of water vapor to the air and heat inside your tent, which contributes to higher levels of condensation

7) Pitch in a spot that gets a breeze

A natural breeze can help circulate the airflow and maintain temperature levels. Pitch your tent so that your air vents or windows are lined up with the breeze.

8) Camp on dry ground

Avoid camping on damp ground and areas with thick vegetation, as this is a source of water vapor and can increase condensation. If you cannot avoid these types of areas, place a ground sheet or tarp on the ground and pitch your tent on top of it.

 

How to Care for Your Coleman Lantern

March 2, 2017

How often do you clean your Coleman lantern? A cleaner Coleman lantern works better and looks better.

The benefits of proper care and regular cleanings include better fuel efficiency, flame control and no rust or corrosion. Here’s how to care for your Coleman lantern to give it a longer lifespan.

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Do I Need A Sleeping Bag Liner?

February 23, 2017

Everyone always tells you to pack a sleeping bag liner on your backpacking and camping trips, but do you really need one?

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Propane vs. Butane

February 17, 2017

One of the biggest decisions campers will make when purchasing a stove or grill is the type of fuel your stove or grill will take. To help make this decision easier we have outlined the differences between propane and butane fuel!

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How to Buy a Sleeping Bag

February 8, 2017

A sleeping bag can be the difference between a cozy, comfortable sleep and a cold, miserable night of discomfort. The type and amount of fill used, shape of bag, liner, seams and style of zipper can all make a difference in your sleeping experience.

Here’s what to consider when buying a sleeping bag to ensure you have a comfortable sleep!

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10 Reasons to Camp in the Winter

January 26, 2017

At Coleman, we love to camp all year round, including the snowy winter months! We have compiled a list of 10 reasons we think you should camp in the winter too!

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Lessons We Learned While Camping

January 12, 2017

Camping is a fun, affordable way to get outside and relax in the fresh air with family and friends! When you do get outside, whether for a day camp or a longer excursion, you will find that there are also many lessons to be learned from the experience. Here are a few of the lessons we have learned while camping in the great Canadian outdoors.

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