If you are an avid outdoorsman and go backpacking on a regular basis, you will find yourself caught out in the rain sooner or later. This is certainly true in the Pacific Northwest or in tropical areas, where it rains frequently and usually with little or no warning. You should be prepared to encounter rain even if it is not predicted in the weather forecast, especially if you are backpacking in an area that is prone to flash rain storms. Being prepared for wet weather conditions will help prevent the showers from ruining your trip. Follow these simple tips for backpacking in rainy conditions.
Article Written By Wirnani Garner
Wirnani was born in the Philippines, where she had constant access to a rural jungle environment. In addition to exploring the island jungles, Wirnani spent much of her youth interacting with local wildlife, swimming in the Philippine Sea and rafting on the Davao River. She also routinely went on backpacking trips along the trails of Mount Apo, the highest peak of the Philippine Islands. Wirnani currently lives near the Ozark Mountains of Northern Arkansas. The location provides an abundance of hiking, swimming, canoeing, kayaking and fishing opportunities. When she's not spending time outdoors, Wirnani enjoys studying biology and human health sciences.