Best Tips for Tent Life

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How To Heat A Tent

Many people love camping, but with limited resources, while you are in the wild and the cold nights, it is best to know practical ways to keep your tent warm. Read on, and you will learn some survival tips on how to heat your tent even if camping heaters are absent in the scene:

Place the Tent Above Campfire

This method is only applicable when the fire is extinguished.

Begin by digging a trench as wide as your tent. Start a fire inside the pit and burn a lot of wood/logs inside there. The more coal you get from the combustion, the better.

Proceed to fill the trench with stones and sand. Place your tent above the covered fire camp and enjoy a warm canopy.

You can also read our article on how to build a smokeless fire pit.

Use heated stones from your campfire.

Though this method does not retain the heat for too long, heated stones are a quick way to warm your tent.

Find a few good stones around your camping spot and lay them close to the campfire (for about 30-40 minutes), but not inside the flames.

Wrap the hot stones in a piece of cloth and place them strategically all over the tent, like in corners. The wrapping cloth will protect the hots stones from burning your tent.

Try a Hot Water Bottle.

This method usually works best with larger hard plastic or metal bottles (more water equals more stored heat)

Heat the water over a fire to boiling point and then fill the bottles with the hot water. Place the bottles at different positions in the tent. The heat will slowly be released, keeping you warm during the night.

Invest in a handy gas-powered heater.

Portable gas heaters are a perfect solution for heating tents while you are out in the wilderness. There are different models and designs in the market to suit every situation.

How to Clean a Tent before and after camping?

Do you need to clean your tent before or after use? The answer to this question depends on your tent.

Here are some tips to help you clean your tent safely and effectively:

  • Begin by shaking your tent to remove any dirt trapped in or on the tent, zippers, and poles.
  • Use cold water, castile soap, and a soft sponge to scrub away stains or hardened dirt. If you must soak your tent in liquid-based cleaning products, always follow the directions for how long to wash it.
  • Do not use a washing machine to clean your tent, even if the washing machine is on a gentle cycle. Also, avoid taking it to the dry cleaners because the solvents and chemicals will damage your tent fabric. Hand washing the tent is the safest method to use.
  • Rinse the tent both inside and outside and place it in a warm area away from direct sunlight. Leave the door and windows open and let them dry for as long as you want.
  • After the tent is dried, fold and pack it for long-term storage. Do not use smaller bag packs- store it in something larger that allows the tent to aerate.

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How To Lower Humidity In Grow Tent?

High humidity levels could cause slow growth, fungal growth, mildew, and mold.

As indoor growers maintaining the required relative humidity can sometimes be a challenge.

Luckily, we did all the research, and we are happy to show you some of the proven ways that indoor gardeners have used to lower humidity in a grow tent:

Use A Dehumidifier Inside Your Grow Tent

A dehumidifier removes excess moisture in the air. Consider buying a dehumidifier with at least one gallon water tank capacity to save you time from filling it up often.

Avoid overwatering your plants

Drowning your plants with excess water leaves your soil soggy, thus could increasing humidity levels in your grow tent.

Add more fans to improve ventilation

Increasing the number of fans or speeding up the fan rotation will improve ventilation in your grow tent because there will be sufficient airflow. In simple terms, ensure that your outflow fan is larger than your intake one.

Insulate your grow tent

Sealing your grow tent is one of the best ways of controlling humidity levels. You can use foam insulation to create a thicker barrier between your grow tent and the outside environment.

Create Air Holes

Making holes (wide or narrow) can help regulate the airflow in your grow tent. To lower the humidity, create wider air holes to ensure that more air gets in than out.

How to Increase Humidity in Grow Tent?

There are different ways of solving humidity problems. Below are some easy ways on how to increase humidity in a grow tent:

Remove A Few Lights

Higher temperatures mean lower humidity levels. Reduce the number of lights t increase the relative humidity in your grow tent.

Control fan speed

Setting a moderate fan speed allows more vapor to settle on the plant leaves. A lower fan speed will increase humidity levels.

Use Spray Bottle

Spaying more water on the grow tent walls twice a day ensures that water remains on the surface for plants to absorb.

Trays and Towels

Place wet towels and trays of water near the plant and the airflow space. By doing so, water will evaporate into the atmosphere.

How to Insulate a Tent for Winter Camping?

Are you planning a camping trip this winter? Here is how to insulate a tent for winter camping.

Use the Smallest Tent

It is logical. Smaller is warmer. The more space you have, the less heat you retain, and the opposite are true.

Ground Insulation

Spreading a ground mat, rug, blanket, or towel will create a buffer between you and the cold winter ground. You can also buy winter sleeping mats designed for ground insulation.

Warm Sleeping Bag

Sleeping bags can keep you warm even in temperatures below 0°F. This Teton sleeping bag is one of the best options for you.

Heat Packs

Using heat packs is an easy way to keep yourself warm all night. The best part is that the heat packs become warm again when you expose them to air. A little shake will complete the trick.