I was still a neophyte at dealing with rain. This was one of the first times, while truck camping, dealing with a predicted heavy downpour. August, 2007. (Prior to ’01, camping was always on foot or by canoe but my lower leg developed pitting edema on my last backpacking trip. From ’01-’06, I’d shoehorn a passenger car down the roughest roads I could.)Now rain camping is one of my favorite things. May, 2016.