Rain ruining a camping trip is one of the most common fears, and I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t had some bad experiences in the past. However, there are a few simple things you can do to stop your trip from becoming a wash out. Firstly, pitch perfect: Spend some time considering where to put your tent, remember, water flows downhill and collects in hollows. Secondly, ensure you have the right tent for the job. How old is it? Has it been used near open fires? When was the last time you reproofed it? And finally, trust your tent. It’s designed to keep you dry, so roll over and go back to sleep.