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Five Essential Gear for Camping During the Rainy Season
If you are the tough as nails type who's not afraid to experience the full glory of nature, rain and all, then you'll need proper equipment to keep you safe. Even if you are ok with getting wet, rain can easily make conditions treacherous and just plain unenjoyable. 

Don't let a bit of rain stop you from enjoying the outdoors but be safe. If you don't know what to get, start with these five top-rated camping products you'll need when camping during the rainy season.  

A good waterproof tent is the first thing you need to get even if you're not planning on camping during the rainy season. It's really no different from a regular tent except that it might be slightly more expensive due to the waterproofing design and materials. 
Compliments Complaints
  • Easy to set up
  • Great starter tent
  • Quite roomy
  • Not for cold weather
  • Large non-zipping screens 
  • Fiberglass poles splintered


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What makes MREs great for rainy weather is that you do not need to build a fire to cook your food. As the name suggests, these are ready-to-eat meals and the packaging is already built in with a way to reheat its contents.
Compliments Complaints
  • Tastes good
  • Sealed very well
  • New MREs 
  • Vegetarian menu a bit spicy
  • A customer complained of missing items
  • Some of the H2O heaters were defective


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Earth Pak - Waterproof Dry Bag

Of course, having a waterproof bag is a no-brainer but like the waterproof tent, you can also make this your main bag even if you don't plan on camping in the rain. The EarthPak makes a great beach and river adventure bag as it is completely waterproof when closed up correctly. 

Compliments Complaints
  • Comes with a bonus phone case
  • Heavy-duty design 
  • comfy shoulder strap
  • A customer complained of quality control issues
  • Bottom seam tends to break with frequent use
  • Customer complained of a cheap snap buckle, 


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If it's good enough for the military, it's good enough for you. In an outdoor setting, a waterproof poncho is better than a raincoat as it allows you better movement and can double as a sort of tarp when needed.

Compliments Complaints
  • 5 year warranty
  • Very close to a real military poncho
  • High quality and generous size
  • Made in China
  • Customers complained that it had a weird smell
  • Head and neck area a bit small


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Now trekking poles may not seem that important but you can't rely on just any branch or stick for your safety. This is precisely the reason why you want your poles to be made of either aluminum or carbon fiber. In any case, these Cascade poles are sort of the standard of what you want to be using when traversing slippery wet slopes. 

Compliments Complaints
  • Doesn't flex or slip
  • Great value for its price
  • Cork handles are comfortable
  • Not as light as carbon poles
  • A bit of noise when being used
  • A customer complained that the poles tend to lose their adjustment


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