When you’re planning your camping vacation or trip in an RV, you have images of sunny days out in nature in your mind. Unfortunately, nature doesn’t always cooperate and the weather can be cold, rainy, or worse. When you’re planning a trip into nature, you really have to be ready for anything.
It may seem like a disaster when you get bad weather, but it doesn’t have to be so bad. As long as you are prepared for anything then you can still enjoy your time off and get something out of it. In this article, we will go over several rainy day things you can do when you are out camping.
Bring lots of games
Whether or not the weather is nice or terrible, having games to play is going to be a good idea. Part of the point about going camping, to begin with, is to do things together as a family or with friends in which we unplug and enjoy the simple things.
The types of games are not what’s important. Bring some old standbys or try something new. However, one thing to keep in mind is that you have to be able to haul the games in and out. If you are backpacking to a pitch somewhere and need to travel light then think about premium playing cards that take up very little space.
If you are driving right up to the pitch or staying in a cabin or RV, then you likely have enough room to pack a few board games or even a big puzzle.
Embrace the weather
There is no bad weather, only bad clothing. This means that if you are dressed properly you can still get out and do things in nature no matter what the weather is like.
If it is raining, there is plenty of rain gear that is waterproof and will allow you to go out for a hike, for example, and feel like a part of nature. After all, nature comes in all forms and weather patterns. If it’s snowing then you can don some snowshoes and go for a long trek out in the woods and come back to your cozy tent or cabin still warm and dry.
You just have to be careful about what it is that you intend to do when out in the elements. For example, you may be able to stay warm and dry when out and about, but you can’t really hike in an area where you are likely to slip and fall with a huge risk of injury.
Create an outdoor living room
With a tarp and some low hanging branches, you can create an outdoor living room. You could even use one of those collapsible gazebos that don’t take up much space when folded up.
Then you can have an area out of the rain or snow and still enjoy being outside. You can set up a table for the games you plan to play and eat meals out there as well. This gives everybody a central meeting point so you don’t have to hang around a cramped tent the whole time.