- My experience in the Sierra is similar to Don s. I sometimes used to get condensation inside a tent, but rarely when I sleep in the open. I avoid wet,Message 1 of 19 , Feb 1, 2013View SourceMy experience in the Sierra is similar to Don's. I sometimes used to get condensation inside a tent, but rarely when I sleep in the open. I avoid wet, low-lying campsites near meadows. Even a little breeze seems to keep the condensation away and anything on the bag when I wake up has usually dried off by the time I back up the bag. If not, what little is there will dry out at a lunch stop.John Curran Ladd
1616 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114-3707
415-648-9279On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 10:05 AM, Don <amrowinc@...> wrote:
Condensation won't be a much of a problem cowboy camping on the JMT In a tent remember you're pumping out moist warm air with your breath and creating an condensation incubation environment. That moist warm air hits the colder walls of your shelter and creates condensation. I have yet to see a tent that vents well enough to totally eliminate condensation when the elements conspire to create the moisture. Sleeping in the open all that warm air freely circulates with the colder air, hence no condensation. Now if you camp in a low lying area next to a lake all bets are off. Chose your campsite wisely, higher ground, tree cover etc. all help.