What should we do when camping encountering unexpected rainstorm?

Imagine that, in a warm summer afternoon, you are enjoying your picnic, and you and your family are very happy to have a taste of the delicacy. All of a sudden, the rain drops “dripping, dripping” in the arm. Before you know it, it begins to rain cats and dogs. At this time, there came a great crash and bang in the distance. What should you do?

If fortunate enough as you that your camping tent is nearby, getting into the camping tent can take shelter from the rain with the precondition that you own a waterproof camping tent. You have to make it clear that a bad camping tent which is equal to a slack one can directly ruin your wonderful camping. When confronting summer’s thunderstorm, first of all, you’ve got to observe the location of your encampment. If it turns out to be the following three places, you’d better give up your dear camping tent and run away as fast as possible no matter how terrible you feel about the raindrop:

  • Places near the mountain. In a day with intense fall, there could be potential danger of falling rock, flood and even debris flow.
  • Where closes to a river or a stream. The rising tide may rush away your tent and you without mercy!
  • Under a tree. Considering from common sense, encamping in a tree stands a good chance to be struck by lighting.

In outdoor, inevitably, we will encounter various natural calamities and man-made misfortune. When it terribly happens, even our trusted large family camping tent is not strong and safe enough any more as it ever was comparing the hazard disaster, and the most important thing then we need to do is to be calm and save ourselves. Once getting stuck in the mountains because of torrential flood, it is necessary to choose a high ground or a cave where is far away from mountain torrents and wait for rescue; if we have no communication tools, find some branches and other combustible, ignite them and put some wet twigs or grass beside the fire, making the fire rise a lot of dense smoke, in order to attract the attention of the search and rescue.