What Is Dry Tent Camping?

Dry tent camping is a type of camping that involves setting up a tent without any form of shelter from the elements. This means that the campers are exposed to the wind, rain, and sun while sleeping. Dry tent camping is often seen as a way to experience nature in its rawest form, allowing campers to appreciate the beauty of nature while having an adventure.

Unlike other forms of camping, dry tent camping requires some additional preparation in order to ensure that campers are safe and comfortable. The first thing that should be done is to select a suitable campsite.

It should be large enough for you and your gear and be well sheltered from the wind and rain. If possible, choose a spot near water so you can have easy access for activities such as swimming or fishing.

Next, prepare for the elements by packing appropriate clothing and gear for your trip. Since you will be exposed to the elements, it is important to pack items such as waterproof jackets and pants, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent and warm clothing for cooler nights. You should also bring along items such as a tarp or groundsheet to provide additional shelter from wind and rain while sleeping in your tent.

Finally, make sure that your tent is properly set up before settling in for the night. This includes making sure that all poles are securely attached and pegged into place with stakes or rocks so they don’t move in strong winds or rainstorms. Additionally, use tarps or groundsheets underneath your tent floor to protect it from moisture and sharp objects on the ground.


Dry tent camping is an exciting way to experience nature without all of modern conveniences found at most campsites. It does require some extra preparation in terms of finding an appropriate campsite and packing appropriate clothing and gear but with those steps taken care of you can enjoy nature in its rawest form!

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Jennifer Watson