Connect with us


10 Tips for Camping in the Rain



Source of the photo:

When you’re out camping you must be prepared to protect yourself from the various elements of nature. 

One of these elements is rain. If the campground that you’ve chosen is always getting lots of rain, you must have knowledge of some things. Camping when it rains can be lots of fun – as long as you’re not getting beat by the weather. 

Below we have a few helpful tips from 99camping so keep reading to know more. 

1: Always Check Weather Forecasts

Rainy weather won’t be a problem if you can always check the weather forecasts. It’s important for you to know precisely when it would rain and when it won’t. 

If you’re outside your tent and don’t want to suddenly get caught in a heavy downpour of rain, you must be updated on weather changes at the campground’s locality. Tune in to the local weather forecasts to get the most accurate predictions of rain and sunshine. 

If you can do this, you would spend most of the rainy moments within the warmth of your tent. 

2: Find a Good Place to Set Up Your Tent

The next thing you need to do is find the right place to set up your tent. You must consider certain things like the proximity of the site to water bodies. 

During a heavy downpour of rain, there’s a possibility that a nearby water body may overflow and flood nearby areas. It would be unfortunate if your tent is so close to a lake or river that it gets flooded. 

Another thing you must avoid is placing your tent beneath a tree; this is dangerous because the tree may get blown over by a terrible wind. 

3: Put a Tarp Below the Tent

Apart from the tarp you use for setting up the tent, you should also pack an extra one to spread on the tent’s floor. Whenever it rains, the ground gets wet and moist. 

This moisture is not so great for the luggage you keep on the ground, hence the need for a tarp on the tent floor. When your tent’s floor is kept dry, you would be more comfortable in the tent. 

4: Wear Proper Clothes

Another important thing you must consider is your choice of camping gear. When camping in a rainy region, you should expect situations where the rain suddenly starts during some hiking or jogging exercise outside. 

When this happens, you must be prepared – either you’re wearing a rain poncho or some water-proof overall. Beneath your waterproof overall, you should be wearing woolen fabric. Wool is a great material that keeps you warm in cold weather. 

Also, you cannot rely on cotton-based fabrics to warm you up when you’re in the rain; such fabric would only get wet and soggy, and they won’t be effective for maintaining body temperature. So, remember to pack your woolen fabric and waterproof coats. 

5: Wear Waterproof Shoes

A pair of waterproof shoes will serve you greatly when you’re out camping in the rain. A choice of shoes that aren’t waterproof would be a huge mistake. 

You need to understand that you cannot have a nice time while hiking, jogging, or simply walking along rainy trails, if your boots are wet and soggy. Regardless of how pricey these waterproof shoes are, you should get a pair. 

6: Hangs Lights Around the Tent

There’s a darkness that comes with the rain. You don’t want your tent to look dark and gloomy under the rain clouds. This is why you should pack some nice lights that you can hang both on the inside and outside areas of the tent. 

Pack up some flashlights and extra batteries that would last you throughout your stay in camp. A brightly lit tent always gives you warmth during and after a heavy downpour. 

7: Prepare Warm Meals and Hot Tea

Nothing is better than some warmth after a heavy downpour of rain. You can add to the warmth your tent provides by eating a warm meal and sipping some hot tea. 

Remember to pack all the necessary ingredients you need to make a hot cup of tea or cocoa. Prepare some soup, if you can, or any other hot peppery dish to keep your body at the right temperature. 

8: Store Camping Equipment Carefully

Poor storage of your camping equipment and luggage can cause problems for you when it rains. It’s important that you store your property, especially those susceptible to damage by water, in a dry area. Get some plastic bags before leaving for camp. 

Plastic bags are waterproof and they can keep your property dry and safe from water. You can also keep some clothes and gear inside plastic bags. Whenever you’re wet and soaking from the rain, you can easily change into dry clothes. 

9: Use Hand Warmers

You might not have so much fun or accomplish a lot when your hands are shaking from the cold weather. This is why you need to pack some hand warmers when you’re heading out to camp. 

10: Enjoy Camping in the Rain

As long as you’re properly prepared for camping in the rain, you should have a nice time at camp. When you’ve checked the weather forecast in the local camping area, you can settle down in your tent and enjoy a warm meal and a hot cup of tea. 

When the rain has stopped, you can warm yourself around a campfire while roasting some s’mores or marshmallows. 

You can have a fun time if you prepare yourself properly. This means that you must set up your tent in the right place; where it won’t get flooded by nearby water sources during a heavy downpour. You also need to pack the right gear. Make sure that your choice of fabric is wool-based instead of cotton. 

This will ensure that your body temperature is maintained when you’re in the rain. Also warm yourself by eating warm and spicy food, and drinking some hot beverage. A campfire would also provide you with warmth. 

If you can follow the guidelines in this article, the rain won’t stop your camping fun. 


Countdown to Christmas Day: Map The Song Of Your Life



17 days to go! Every year people panic to find the perfect gift. We at T2C have been collecting idea’s all year long to bring you the perfect gift guide at all price levels. When you’re at the end of your rope trying to find the perfect Christmas present this year, come to this guide for some great suggestions.

How unique is this Spiral Song Lyric with Night Sky Map Clock.

Looking for a way to capture a meaningful day and text in one beautiful design? Grab a Personalized Star Map for you on a clock. Have questions about this design or how to personalize it for you or a gift? Message, as customer happiness is their #1 goal.

You give the company The Artist, Song Title or enter lyrics, a quote, names, address (for night sky) and the date and a spiral print will be printed showing the star map, alignment of the stars and constellations from your special day. Personally I think it is an amazing gift at $53.97 .

Free proofs are provided as well as quick edits to make sure you love your design before it’s printed. 

To personalize your night sky spiral print, click here. 

Continue Reading


Head To The The Algonquin Hotel For Some Holiday Cheer



As we head into the holiday season, The Algonquin Hotel’s December event lineup is open to both hotel guests and New York City locals. The hotel will spread holiday cheer with a variety of festive performances, cocktails, and experiences including:

  • Cocoa and Carols Happy Hour: Daily, 5-8PM, Every evening this December, all are invited to enjoy Specialty Cocoa while Christmas carols chime at the Blue Bar. Drinks will include Mexican Hot Chocolate spiked with mezcal
  • KT Sullivan Cabaret:  December 5th, 12th and 19th, Sullivan will perform her iconic Christmas Cabaret. As noted by The New York Times, Sullivan is a thrilling Off-Broadway performer with over eight published albums
  • Rocco Dellaneve’s Rat Pack Christmas: December 7th, 14th and 21st, Rocco Dellaneve will perform iconic songs from the Rat Pack Christmas album with special inclusions of Santa with Sinatra, Rocco of the Snow, Rudolph and the Rat pack
  • The Serafina’s and Broadway Vocalists: December 8th, 15th and 22nd, enjoy the high kicking – precision line dancing Christmas tradition around The Algonquin tree. The Serafina’s will be available for pictures and autographs from 6pm to 7pm, followed by special Broadway vocalists

A portion of proceeds from all events will be donated to Toys for Tots.

Beyond the December events, The Algonquin Hotel is located in a prime position nestled in the heart of Times Square and Fifth Avenue, making it the perfect launchpad for a New York City holiday experience. The hotel is a historical jewel that emphasizes the importance of making unique, storied experiences. Since its opening in 1902, The Algonquin Hotel is famous for its timeless style and desire to honor the literary and cultural elite. The distinguished Round Table Restaurant and Blue Bar offer tasteful dining inclusions and curated cocktails that are sure to excite everyone.

Photo credit: The Algonquin Hotel, Autograph Collection


Continue Reading


Celebrate Hanukkah With Manhattan’s Favorites



The Festival of Lights, starts today Thursday, December 7th and goes through Friday, December 15th. From classic Jewish foods to fan-favorite chocolates, there are many options to celebrate Hanukkah in New York City.

New York’s iconic Li-Lac Chocolates, celebrating its 100th Anniversary has been enjoyed by generations of locals and tourists alike. Manhattan’s oldest chocolate house, Li-Lac, has remained true to its tradition maintaining the same single-minded focus on product quality. Its confections are handmade daily in its Brooklyn Factory using many of the original techniques and equipment from 1923.

Li-Lac Chocolates makes for the perfect Hanukkah gift for friends and family. They have a broad selection of specialty molds and gifts, now offering more than 120 items making it one of the largest selections of gourmet chocolates in the world.

All of its chocolates are certified Kosher and gluten-free.

A few gift options for Hanukkah include:

  • Dreidel Filled with Gelt
  • 20 pc. Chanukah Chocolate Gift Box
  • Chest of Gelt
  • Menorah Pop

The full list of Hannukah chocolates may be viewed here.

To learn more about Li-Lac Chocolates rich history, you may view a comprehensive press release here.

Store locations: Industry City/Brooklyn, Greenwich Village, Bleeker Street, Chelsea Market, Hudson Yards and Grand Central Market.

Ships: via FedEx in the United States and Canada.


The popular Upper East Side Jewish Delicatessen PJ Bernstein will be rolling out a special Hanukkah menu, available for catering, delivery, takeout as well as dining in.

One of the last remaining of its kind, PJ Bernstein has been a staple in its neighborhood since opening its doors on the northeast corner of 70th St. and 3rd Ave. Serving the classics since 1965, it continues to be a hotspot for locals and celebrities, attracting the likes of Mayor Ed Koch, Liza Minelli, 2 James Bonds in Sean Connery and Daniel Craig, and Cuba Gooding Jr., to name a few.

Highlights of their Hanukkah menu include the following, but are not limited to:

  • A Special Prix Fixe Menu with a Mixed Green Salad, Matzoh Ball Soup, Brisket with Mini Latkes, Kasha Varnishka, Gravy, Apple Sauce, and a Mini Danish.


  • Famous Potato Latkes, a holiday favorite
  • Baked Knishes


  • Smoked Sturgeon
  • White Fish Salad
  • Roasted Chicken


  • Baked Sweet Potato
  • Egg Barley


  • Chocolate Rugelach
  • Challah Bread

Continue Reading


Countdown to Christmas Day: Krunch Pop Glow Tubes!



18 days to go! Every year people panic to find the perfect gift. We at T2C have been collecting idea’s all year long to bring you the perfect gift guide at all price levels. When you’re at the end of your rope trying to find the perfect Christmas present this year, come to this guide for some great suggestions.

In searching for gifts for kids, we love Krunch Pop Glow Tubes! ($22.95 for 12)This super cool toy can be stretched out and spun to make cool sounds, or you can connect a bunch and have a hoola hoop contest! It’s perfect for both kids and grown-up celebrations and is easy to bring along on trips, making it limitless on-the-go fun that travels well.

The Krunch Pop Glow Tubes are also bendable, stretchable, twistable, spinnable, and linkable, so you can create all sorts of shapes and designs to light up your party. And if you’re feeling anxious or stressed, this calming and relaxing sensory fidget toy can help relieve your worries. Just twist and pull the toy to make a satisfying “pop” sound that feels great to touch. The crunchy popping sound is so satisfying that you’ll want to play with it all day long!

Ready for something great, enter the #KrunchmasJoy Giveaway. We are on week 3 of a 4 weeks of Krunchmas” giveaway! Get ten chances to win a pack of delicious Krunch Pop Tubes every week until Christmas!

How to Enter
1. Follow us
Follow any of our social media accounts, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or TikTok accounts. You will be automatically entered in the contest if you follow our account!
2. Like the giveaway post
Share the contest post on your profile with #KrunchPopTubes #FreeStuffContest.
Tag us in the post so we can follow:
Instagram: @yoyocollectables
Facebook: @YOYOWorldCollectables
X (Twitter): @yoyocollectable
TikTok: @yoyocollectables
3. Tag a friend
Tag two friends who would love to try Krunch Pop Tubes within the contest post.
4. Share Amazon Product
Share our new Amazon Listing for the Krunch Pop Tubes with the hashtag #GlowPartyFavors on any of your social media accounts!
5. Comment
Comment on one of our videos on TikTok with the hashtag #KrunchPopTubes or on any of our Contest posts to enter!
6. Create a Post
Create a unique post about the Krunch Pop Tubes and share it on your page. Tag our social media accounts so we can find your post!
Instagram: @yoyocollectables
Facebook: YOYO World Collectables
X (Twitter): @yoyocollectable
TikTok: @yoyocollectables
Winners will be announced every Friday on our social media accounts and email. Winners who share a video of unboxing the Krunch Box Tubes will automatically enroll in our next promo to receive a free Make Me Mini Water Cooler released this Spring.
Visit YOYO World Collectables for full contest details!
Continue Reading


Countdown to Christmas Day The Gift of Self



19 days to go! Every year people panic to find the perfect gift. We at T2C have been collecting idea’s all year long to bring you the perfect gift guide at all price levels. When you’re at the end of your rope trying to find the perfect Christmas present this year, come to this guide for some great suggestions.

Well today one of my favorite gifts to give and get is coupons of thoughtful acts. Say your best friend loves hot chocolate and you are sugar free…a trip for a cup whip cream filled creamy delight can show you care. Massages, drawing baths, laundry, dinner for 2, a night of Hallmark or Lifetime Christmas movies could be just the thing to show you listen, care and hear what the other person loves. Time is much more precious. Gifts don’t have to cost much, they just have to have thought behind the intent.

If you don’t have time to shop or are limited in funds, this could be just the ticket!


Continue Reading


Copyright © 2023 Times Square Chronicles