Do you know the 3 leading causes of Camp Insomnia?
You probably didn't even realize they were happening to you.
The 3 Leading Causes of Camp Insomnia
(You probably didn't even know were happening to you)
1) Pressure Zones
Your SPINE is NOT flat, when you lay on the ground in your tent the natural curvature of your spine does not just flatten out. The ground causes the muscles around your spine to tighten and in some case even spasm in an attempt to maintain the spine's natural shape. These pressure zones and spasms can cause severe back pain even when using a thin or inflatable camping pad, because your arches are NOT supported.
Rebreathing (Hypercapnia) is the act of breathing your own CO2 gas due to poor ventilation. Ground tents are notoriously known for poor ventilation, this is why most people either don't use the rain fly OR they open all of the doors. BUT as soon as the rain comes, good luck, you'll be forced to choose between getting soaked OR rebreathing! Below are a few ailments you may be experiencing due to rebreathing your own CO2in your ground tent.
3) Mud Butt
If you've ground camped during rainy weather, you know what I'm talking about. Leaks and flooding are a real concern with ground tents. Seams fail, fabrics soak, and sometimes your bathtub floor ends up being a bathtub of water!
This adds up to you being cold and wet in the middle of nowhere. On a good day that's just super annoying, take it a step furtherand what actually happens is it lowers your immune system, on a bad day it could mean hypothermia.
Ready to Leave the Ground?
Sleeping in the wild CAN be enjoyable and relaxing, leave the ground and enjoy a pressure free, uninterrupted night of sleep under the stars.