My girlfriend and I have been staying in a tent for several months now in a friend's garden. Neither of us has camping experience and with the weather getting cold, we are starting to have problems with condensation inside the tent. With the help of experienced campers on the web, we figured we have to work against condensation. Keep the tent well stretched, and everything...
Still some humidity occurs under us and we cannot figure out how. Rain fly isn't touching the inner tent at any point. Even at the lower side walls of the inner tent, we didn't have any condensation last night because the temperature wasn't that bad (15°C), however we had humidity in some spots under us. Usually likely to happen in between our mats. Under the sleeping bag we're sleeping on. BUT ABOVE THE TENT FLOOR, the floor is dry.
To give a better idea, here's our setup:
Our tent sits on some palettes. And there are some thin wooden pieces (the ones that form the back wall of a wardrobe) on the palettes to even out the surface.
Inside, above the tent floor, we have a tarp (to prevent condensation falling down to floor affecting us directly). On the tarp, sleeping mats. On the mats, the sleeping bag we sleep on. We had a rather thin bed mattress in between the mats and the bag, but it gets wet so we had to remove it.
Our tent is a Doite brand second hand tent and it has these skirts at the bottom sides covering the tent. So I doubt any water is getting under the tent directly.
We're in Uruguay, so the temperature isn't that cold, but I can say it's wet quite often. And we have another tarp above the tent hanged to the tree we put our tent under to prevent most of the rain coming down.
Can someone help us with keeping condensation out of our tents? We are keeping the tents well stretched and making sure that the rain does not touch the inner tent.