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Date:         Sun, 11 Oct 2009 20:25:41 -0400
Reply-To:     Chris S <szpejankowski@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         Chris S <szpejankowski@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: [NVC] Do you like camping in the rain?
Comments: To: Rocket J Squirrel <>
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Dear Mr. Squirrel,

Most of my camping is done in NC mountains, where you pretty much expect to encounter rain. To me a day of rain in the Westy is a nice break as you tend to focus inward and relax. A day of rain in the tent means chasing leaks, rearranging backpacks and hoping that you didn't pitch in a depression. (Well, you asked :-))

I've found that an RV outdoor mat works well in the wet, damp, or sandy situations. Its construction allows water to drain through and fine sand to fall to the bottom. It also cleans your shoes well, as an added bonus. This helps to keep inside of your Westy, or tent, less messy. You place this mat just outside the entry. I imagine if you were to use a tent it would work well inside too as it would keep your gear above whatever water has gathered on the floor.

2009/10/11 Rocket J Squirrel <>

> > > How do you folks feel about camping in the rain? Any tips for keeping the > inside of the van dry and clean? > > -- > Mike "Rocket J Squirrel" Elliott > 84 Westfalia: Mellow Yellow ("The Electrical Banana") > 74 Westrailia: (Ladybug Trailer company, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) > Bend, OR > KG6RCR >

-- Chris S. Disclaimer: "Death and serious injury may occur"

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