We all know how easy it is to get hot, especially in the summer. So what’s the best way to cool a tent? Campers and travelers are always looking for ways to beat the heat. Luckily, there are some simple tricks that can help you keep your tent cool without electricity. In this article we’ll be discussing some of these methods so that you can have a cooler tent anywhere!
Why do tents get so heat?
There are many reasons that a tent can overheat, even in the winter. Some of these reasons are:
- It can be too close to a direct heat source such as a campfire or fire pit
- The tent’s material may not breathe well, trapping all the hot air inside and making it feel hotter than it actually is outside
- There might not be enough ventilation because there is no open side for wind to come through
- Sunlight exposure – some tents have a light fabric that lets sunlight seep through and this will make your tent warmer than others. This is also true if you don’t have the right kind of insect screen on your windows. If you’re camping near trees or bushes, they’ll provide shade, but more sun will shine into your tent from the sides.
- Weather – in some parts of the world, hot weather is very common and a tent that’s not designed for hotter climates will have trouble dealing with it
Keep reading to find out more about how you can keep your own tent cool without electricity!
How to Keep Your Tent Cool without Electricity?
A hot tent can ruin any good night’s sleep, and it will be worse when you have no access to electricity.
To combat this, we’ve got some tried and tested hacks for how to cool a tent without electricity that you should try the next time your camping adventure takes you outside of an urban area!
Ways To Keep Your Tent Cool without Electricity:
The first thing you can do is find a way to block the sun. Take some shade cloth, cut it into strips and hang them in front of your tent openings during the day. You can also try hanging clothes or sheets from trees as curtains for extra privacy too!
If you have an air conditioner at home with an exhaust hose, attach that to a window on one side of the tent (use duct tape!) then place another fan outside on the other side so that they’re blowing out hot air together. This will help cool down both sides of the tent while circulating fresh air inside.
Put up windbreaks around the four corners of your tent, so air can move freely from all directions; this will provide some cooling effect too!
Many people use battery powered fans to circulate air within their tents before bedtime when bugs are less likely to be around. You can also try putting a bucket of water in front of the fan to create an evaporative cooling effect that will help keep you cool, too!
Place ice packs inside your tent in order to keep it cold – this will also help with avoiding humidity.
If all else fails and your tent is still hot, use any wet towels or clothes you have on hand (or even cold pasta!) to cover as much surface area of the inside fabric as possible. This might not always work but it’s worth trying before opening up your tent for some fresh air if nothing else has helped yet!
We hope these tips will help you stay cool in your tent, even if there’s no electricity. We’ll be back next week with more of our best tricks for campers!