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inoxrob May 22nd, 2019 07:55 AM

florida keys camping via tent

Heading to some islands off key west in late December 2019. Can't stand sleeping in a humid tent. Waking up with a mist of dew on the blankets. Any suggestions on a perfect tent and how to keep moisture levels down. I expect the humidity levels to be up that time of year,


starrs May 22nd, 2019 08:11 AM

I don't think it's possible. You may consider buying a battery operated fan, for example one by Ryobi or Milwaulkee, but that's not going to help with the humidity.

MollyinFL May 29th, 2019 05:21 PM

Humidity will be low in December

marvelousmouse May 29th, 2019 10:49 PM

Tent with really good ventilation (mostly screen), staked out properly, makes all the difference . My REI half dome didn’t sweat/bead at all, and that was in August. I wouldn’t think it’d be a huge issue in december though.

Dew on the blankets is a new one to me though. Is this based on a past Florida experience?

Humidity in December looks comparable to here, right now, and I’d say: there’s a difference between “sleeping in humid conditions” and a humid tent. The first is unavoidable, and if you are truly sensitive to that, you might just want a hotel. The second can be helped by proper ventilation and fans. Without knowing anything about you or your camping history, it’s hard to say.

Macross May 30th, 2019 02:25 PM

I have seen some cold December days in Key West. I think you will be ok.

Gretchen May 31st, 2019 03:29 AM

Good ventilation and of course the constant breezes of the Florida coast. I've done a lot of tent camping and don't really recognize the problem you are projecting. ;o)

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