What joy it is to spend a night in the open air under a simple canvas! Have you ever slept in a tent before? Follow our suggestions for an unforgettable night in your tent.
TIP 1 – Select The Appropriate Equipment
Choose a high-quality tent, sleeping bag, and mattress to guarantee a restful night’s sleep. You will be in the best possible conditions to sleep if you use dependable equipment. Make an informed decision on the sort of camping trip to take, taking into account the weather conditions.
A motor trip in a hot country? Then select a large dome tent with an air mattress, cushions, and a synthetic sleeping bag for comfortable nighttime camping. And all of this is ideal for spending the night in your garden!
A daring adventure in Scandinavia? Choose a three- or four-season tent, a lightweight inflatable mattress, and a sack sheet to put into your down sleeping bag. Tunnel tents are frequently outfitted with a huge canopy to keep your stuff dry.
TIP 2 – Follow A Sleep Routine
It is preferable to follow a little defined sleep routine each evening to maximize your chances of getting a restful night’s sleep:
Keep some food in your tent, such as an energy bar, almonds, or trailmix. It’s not unthinkable that hunger may wake you up at the end of a long day. Warning: if you spend the night in a bear-infested region, this is not a good idea!
Determine the location of the toilet. This will save you from having to use your flashlight to find the “small spot” in the middle of the night when you have an urgent need!
Don’t go too early to bed, but instead wait until you’re really exhausted. Nothing is more irritating than trying to fall asleep but not able to do so.
Read a book by the light of your headlamp, or listen to a podcast over your headphones if you don’t want to bother the person next to you. This will make it easy for you to get some shut-eye. Don’t forget to bring your Powerbank charger!
TIP 3 – Stay Warm
If you become chilly before slipping into your sleeping bag, you will spend the rest of the night shivering. Despite the fact that a sleeping bag does not generate heat, it does help to keep your body warm.
First and foremost, choosing the proper sleeping equipment is essential. A restful night’s sleep is connected with high-quality performance.
Selecting the appropriate sleeping bag is critical for maintaining a pleasant body temperature when camping. For summer travel, choose a temperature between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius that is comfortable for you. During winter travel, the temperature ranges between -20 degrees Celsius and 2 degrees Celsius. The availability of sleeping bags with a bearable temperature range of 2 degrees Celsius to +10 degrees Celsius is most prevalent in the late summer, early spring, and late fall.
Mattresses are not only comfortable, but they also serve as an insulator between you and the surrounding earth.
As an extra layer, a sackcloth may help to keep you warm by retaining the heat generated by your body.
Going for a good walk or, if you prefer sports, going for a run around the campground is the most convenient way to keep warm in the evening.
Wearing numerous layers of clothing is not recommended. In order to provide enough insulation, air must move between layers of clothing. It is advisable to keep your fleece unzipped on your sleeping bag and to sleep in thermal underwear as pajamas instead of your regular clothes.
It is possible to fill your gourd with hot water and use it as a hot water bottle to warm your sleeping bag if it is going to be a very cold night. Make sure the flask is capable of holding hot liquids!
Please keep the tent vents open to allow for the free passage of air and minimize condensation, which can cause the temperature inside of the tent to drop.
It is possible that a well-insulated camping cushion, will be of great assistance in improving your sleeping experience. Many of the pillows have a pillow lock system that prevents the pillow from slipping off your mattress, keeping your head and neck toasty warm.
TIP 4 – Wear Hearing And Eye Protection
A very thin tent fabric does not protect your “bedroom” from outside noises such as wind rustling in the trees or the lapping of a brook, or from the early morning sunshine.
A set of earplugs can assist eliminate undesirable noises that can interfere with your sleep, such as your neighbor’s snoring or birdsong at dawn.
A dawn is amazing, but it doesn’t happen every day. You will be able to sleep longer in the morning if you use a night mask.
Do you like sleeping in complete darkness? There are many tents that have a black out bedroom that shuts out light and provides a comfortable environment for sleeping. Try to get one of them.
Tip 5 – The Morning
You have to get out of that nice, cosy sleeping sack after you’ve finished sleeping. Put your clothing in your sleeping bag with you before getting out and put your night clothes in them only. This should warm them up and remove the shock factor from the equation. Alternatively, you could just lie in bed all day – you’re on vacation!