Weather forecasts are an obvious place to start when you are planning a trip. If it is going to rain, make sure you have all the right kit for keeping dry. Check the taping of your tent’s seams before leaving and top up with sealant if needed. Check out our Tent Care Guide for more information.
Even if only a few showers are forecast, it's always better to be safe than sorry. Remember to pack your waterproof jacket and trousers, having checked our care guide to make sure they're still up to the job.
Keep checking the forecast for the area right up until you plan to go; if there are warnings of severe weather, you should consider moving your trip to another time.
Top Tip: To ensure you keep all your clothing and sleeping bag nice and dry, store them in a separate dry or waterproof bag.