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 steam condensation in a tent

Key factors are; Tent volume, weight, design and quality; Amount of water or snow, relative humidity

 

It is very important to consider the condensation that will inevitably occur inside the tent, it is estimated that a person releases up to 1 liter of water between breath and perspiration. Therefore, it is important to have proper ventilation for each scenario. Is necessary "play" with ventilation privileges vs. the higher temperature inside the tent, however, the characteristic temperatures of the Patagonian region, descend at dawn so that all the humidity inside the tent will increase the "cold" Inside the tent

How to reduce the problems of water condensation in a tent:

Set the tent properly, the external roof cannot be in contact with the internal, for this the winds must be tightened well. This is key at the time of a rain.

The orientation of the tent is crucial, the outer roof hatch must be facing the wind.

The role of the tent is to isolate you from the wind, rain and snow. This helps the sleeping bag to deliver its comfort temperatures.

It is not advisable to put wet clothes in the tent, or even try to dry it inside the bag. Keeping the sleeping bag dry is crucial

 

Shake the sleeping bag vigorously so that the hollow fibers collect air and increase of volume. In this way, they can increase their air chambers and improve their thermal retention.

 

If the air humidity is too high and condensation is still a problem, the outer roof rack should be left open.

 

In extreme cold situations, cover the head with a wool cap, feather or thermal fiber.

 

Sleep with the clothes used during the day, decrease the rest. Sweat and moisture make sleep difficult. Wear little clothing, for sleeping is better a pair of fine garments than a thick as the first layers.

 

It is very important to have an insulated mattress, not only for greater comfort, but also because the weight of the person compresses the filling of the bag, reducing its thermal protection.