florida keys camping via tent

May 22nd, 2019, 07:55 AM
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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,

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May 22nd, 2019, 08:11 AM
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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.
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May 29th, 2019, 05:21 PM
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Humidity will be low in December
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May 29th, 2019, 10:49 PM
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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.
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May 30th, 2019, 02:25 PM
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I have seen some cold December days in Key West. I think you will be ok.
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May 31st, 2019, 03:29 AM
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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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