The monsoons are on and I had an opportunity to go camping on the hills. I was extremely optimistic that our event would be a good one despite some of my friends warning me about the dangers of camping in the rains. I have been doing these activities for some years now and have the experience of dealing with the monsoons.
Watching the surroundings is one of the most important tips for camping in the rain. For instance, before an approaching violent storm, the surroundings generally become calm or numb. Even dogs show erratic behaviour when they notice something unusual is about to happen. There are fishermen who say that they can understand that a storm is coming whenever fishes start to bite more. One should never ignore these signals before camping.
Newspapers are always handy during any kind of outing. You can easily spend a lot of leisure time reading some spicy news and then use them for starting a fire in case the entire forest is full of water. I generally tuck in clumps of papers inside the shows during the night as it aides in the process of drying the moisture in the show leather.
One should always be aware of the signs of Hypothermia, which leads to a sudden drop in body temperature. I also collect the natural water falling from the sky with a funnel into some bottle or pot in order to filter and use it as drinking water. Since camping is generally done in the hills, being aware of rocks is extremely essential.