5. Have Some Way To Hang The Wet Stuff.
Even with all of the effort to keep the rain out, your stuff will still get wet: Towels from your showers, clothes when you dash out in a sprinkle to be caught out in a downpour, swimsuits– because you didn’t let the rain wreck your beach vacation!
Whatever it is, you’ll need a solution to hang it to dry.
Thankfully I took my travel clothesline. We wrapped it around two trees (protected of course!) and hung the wet stuff out to dry when the sun peeked out. That was the drawback of using a tarp for shelter. It’s not quite stable enough to support wet towels, but we saw plenty of people hanging from their crossbeams under their canopies.
Lesson Learned: If I camped more than a few times a year, I would invest in a canopy for the sole reason to hang the wet stuff when it’s still raining. OK, maybe to make set up easier too.