If you spend say a week or a month backpacking and camping, and it rains for part of the time the tent is up, do you have to try and dry it before you move on? Or can you just dry it at the end of the entire trip when you get home?
Firstly, bad luck if that happens - although many a great camping trip can still be had in a week of continuous rain.
The fly sheet should be kept in a separate bag while moving, not placed in with the rest of the tent, as it's more comfortable to keep this dry. Even a common garbage bag will do the trick.
So carry my flysheet in a waterproof stuff sack and whenever you get the chance you could try and dry it. This will save unnecessary weight, and prevent the fly being wet on the inside as it will gradually transfer moisture to other things.
With the main part of the tent it really doesn't take long to dry out a backpacking tent especially if there is sunshine.
As soon as you see the sun peaking through the clouds, stop and hang up that tent on a tree or even your trekking pole.
If you don't see any sunshine then it is fine to pack it wet it just adds weight. But make sure it is clean and dry before you pack it up for the season.
Dry tent as soon as you can or you risk mold and ruination of your waterproofing.
Do not leave it in the stuff sack or rolled up when not in use either hang it or it it in a large cotton bag like the one you put your sleeping bag in.
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