Earlier this week, we highlighted Coast’s new article concerning hiking safety in the mud-ridden spring season. Today, we’re extending the focus of dealing with the rainy season by highlighting another article, Hiking and Camping in Wet and Muddy Conditions, by Bill Sassani. The article offers a number of fabulous tips for dealing with the spring weather’s unfortunate side effects — water and mud.
First, Sassani encourages campers and hikers to plan ahead by doing simple things like looking at the weather forecast and packing appropriate clothing. In regard to planning ahead, the article also offers a few easy tips for weatherproofing your gear.
Next, he recommends being proactive about staying dry. Specifically, he gives adventurers step-by-step instructions on how to keep their boots as dry as possible. And, in addition, he also provides keen insight into keeping tents dry in wet climates.
Sassani concludes his article with a handful of miscellaneous tips for comfortably surviving the rain and mud. As is always the case with potentially dangerous conditions, it’s important to be equipped with reliable safety and emergency gear. First-Aid kits, space blankets, LED lights, ponchos, waterproof matches, and multipurpose tools are all things to think about packing with you at all times.