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    Dumb Question about taking down tent and moving camp in the rain. Me and the wife attempted this we removed the tent leaving the rain fly up to prevent the tent from actually getting wet. Seemed like a good idea then stored the tent and fly in separate bags and then separate packs. went to set up again and tent was still wet any tips or jus gotta deal with it when its raining

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    Take a small towel with you and wipe it down after shaking it off. This will take most of the moisture away but there is a degree where you will have to deal with it though.
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    That is a good idea, but you will still have to deal with a wet tent in the rain. Just happens that way. A towel is a good idea to help remove moisture like Backcuntry said.

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    I don't know about taking it down and setting it up but for the initial pitching you could go Hilleberg since the tent and the fly pitch together. I havn't tried to strike and repitch in the rain but may have the "opportunity" on my 13 day sheep hunt next month.

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    Something I try to do is bring a small tarp with me on hunting trips. At camp I use it to make a tall porch over the tent that I can stand up under (doesn't work so well where there aren't trees). When I am out hunting, I carry it with to help make an emergency shelter and if there is no other place, I can put meat on there to keep it free of dirt, rocks, leaves, etc. When I break down my tent in the rain, I try to do as much under my "porch" as possible to keep things as dry as possible. It isn't perfect, but it works pretty good.

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    I have one of those little MSR towel/chamois. It is light and soaks up a ton of water, just wring it out and keep going. Dries quick too. In fact we used it to dry off the tent this last hunting trip. Also to dry off internal condensation after a still humid night when we forgot to open the vents! Whoops...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snyd View Post
    I have one of those little MSR towel/chamois. It is light and soaks up a ton of water, just wring it out and keep going. Dries quick too. In fact we used it to dry off the tent this last hunting trip. Also to dry off internal condensation after a still humid night when we forgot to open the vents! Whoops...
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    I haven't tried this myself but if you can get most of the water off before you stow it, a desiccant pack (like a dryzone shoe dryer) might help the dampness. They are kind of heavy, though.

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