How to Manage Temperatures When Camping

How to Manage Temperatures When Camping

What Can You Use to Keep Your Tent Cool or Warm?

  • Ground
  • Heater
  • Blankets
  • Aluminum Foil

Answer: Aluminum Foil

Blankets and a heater can certainly help keep the tent warm, but they don’t do anything to cool it off. Laying your sleeping bag on the ground may help keep you cool, but it won’t help keep you warm. Aluminum foil or other reflective materials can help do both.

To keep your tent cool, put a reflective material on the outside of the tent so that it can reflect the sun’s rays. To heat the tent, place the foil on the inside of the tent. The heat from the sun will be caught and transferred to the inside of the tent.