A good night rest is very necessary during camping. Padding and insulating your sleeping pad is essential for a good night sleep. Are you camping, hiking, or just exploring the woods? Well, the following steps are imperative when setting up and insulate a sleeping pad.
Insulating In the Backcountry
Choose a site, preferably a dry, flat and with fewer rocks. Clear the area, by removing rocks, sticks, stones, and any other substance likely to prevent you from having a good night rest, before setting up your tent.
Spread your emergency blanket inside your tent, before placing your sleeping pad. This will keep you warm all through the night.
Avoid putting your emergency blanket over your inflatable pad to prevent you from slipping off the mattress and to avoid a noisy, crinkly night. Inflatable pads generally provide more comfort and thermal insulation than the foam pads.
The clothing you plan on wearing the next day should be placed between your sleeping pad and your sleeping bag. By morning they would be dry and warm.
Insulating While Car Camping
Remove all rocks, sticks debris etc that might ruin a good night’s sleep similar to the steps described above. However, a good number of countries now have clean campsites making it pretty easy to set up your tent around these campsites.
Place your emergency blanket on the ground, inside your tent.
Get creative. Build camping nests, throw down multiple pads. Weight and supplies do not matter especially during car camping.
Endeavor to use many sleeping bags, lay them flat on the ground. This actually makes the sleeping area feel cozy.
Finally, put your sleeping bag on top of the padded and insulated foam pad. Cover yourself with a duvet for added comfort.
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