Friday, April 20, 2012

Like The Inside Of Your Nose

But all over your tent.

Condensation: The process by which a substance changes from a vapor or gaseous state to a liquid form. A common example is water vapor in the air condensing into droplets of liquid on the outside of a cold drinking glass. The condensation of water vapor into clouds and precipitation is part of the water cycle.

Condensation: The process by which a single clear, cold night converts a lightweight tent into a medium-weight tent, when the atmosphere congeals and slimes it.

Condensation: From the Latin "condensationem", meaning the "action of becoming more dense". This of course explains a lot about backpackers, who spend a bunch of time outdoors, in all sorts of weather, and are considered especially dense.