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#2823700 - 05/07/12 09:01 PM Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep?
J.Maples
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What do you do to get a breeze?
I suppose it is worth it to just use a powered outlet tent site and
pay the extra, toting along a portable A.C. or some fans.
Any great ideas here?
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#2823713 - 05/07/12 09:09 PM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: J.Maples]
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when its that hot i dont go, im to old and i want my AC
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#2823869 - 05/08/12 07:14 AM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: LA man]
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I hate camping in hot weather. I've never taken anything along. just open up all the windows and doors in the tent. Hard to sleep when you got sweat rolling down your face. usually around 2 or 3 am it finally cools off.
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#2823931 - 05/08/12 08:31 AM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: Brisco Darlin]
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I can't sleep when it's hot. My brother-in-law, my son, and myself took our camper down to a new lease this past weekend and when we hooked the generator up that night it ran but no power in the camper. We checked everything on the camper before leaving and the generator ran but we didn't hook the generator to the camper to see if that worked. As it turns out something's wrong with it and not the camper. We opened all windows and it got down to the low 60's but it was hot as hades when we went to bed and it took me a while to fall asleep. If there's no air I'm out.
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#2823999 - 05/08/12 10:12 AM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: Gravey]
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I don't camp in hot weather. I'm a early spring or late fall camper. Maybe this weekend would be nice with the temps dropping.
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#2824109 - 05/08/12 12:29 PM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: jb3]
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Won't do it anymore myself either.
Just makes it too miserable.

I have seen fishboy bring an air conditioner and run some duct work into the tent.
Pretty darn neat.
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#2824231 - 05/08/12 02:47 PM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: RUGER]
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i used to take a smaller "shop" fan with me when I camped with the boy scouts.. Even "warm" air circulating beats no air at all..

Kids used to say my tent looked like a balloon fixing to pop..
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#2825130 - 05/09/12 05:34 PM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: gtk]
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my wife bought this thing for camping for the dogs while were at hunt test.you put ice in it and there is a fan blows cold air on you.like a swamp cooler
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#2825595 - 05/10/12 09:22 AM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: turk870]
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Thnx fr ur input.
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#2826965 - 05/12/12 08:53 AM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: J.Maples]
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We have a couple of battery powered fans that we found at Wal-Mart. they are square and can be hung from a hook or stand up on a folding base. I think they run on 8 D batteries and push quite a bit of air. Only had to use for a few hours in the really hot evenings, enough to take the edge off.
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#2828007 - 05/13/12 08:00 PM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: Mag]
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A quick dip in the creek and sleep naked??
Stay up drinking until it cools down or you pass out works.

A box fan at the door and all windows open makes a nice breeze.
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#2828325 - 05/14/12 08:12 AM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: Bowdacious]
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I don't camp much (if at all) during the warmer months for that reason--I don't sleep well when it's warm. If it's in the low 60s at night, I might go. Anything above 70 at night, I probably won't go...unless I stay in a hotel room. \:D

I remember I borrowed a cheap tent and went camping in Arkansas in June several years ago. There was just a little mesh on top for a little ventilation. Otherwise, there was NO ventilation. I ended up getting in my truck and rolling the windows down...and that wasn't much better. If you camp in the warmer months, you have to have a tent with big open windows for cross ventilation.


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#2828464 - 05/14/12 10:15 AM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: moondawg]
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Saw a battery operated fan in a bass pro flyer. Looked small, but could buy a couple and get some type of ventilation going.
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#2830105 - 05/16/12 07:52 AM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: jb3]
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Pop for an electric site. Bring box fans or I prefer a small window unit ac.

Nothing like waking up refreshed and seeing your friends from the other tent looking like they just finished a marathon. \:D
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#2830182 - 05/16/12 09:01 AM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: fishboy1]
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 Originally Posted By: fishboy1
Pop for an electric site. Bring box fans or I prefer a small window unit ac.

Nothing like waking up refreshed and seeing your friends from the other tent looking like they just finished a marathon. \:D


we don't camp in campgrounds so there is no electric sites.
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#2834713 - 05/21/12 09:05 PM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: stik]
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I'll camp during winter before try'n to sleep in a tent in hot weather, fat boys & hot weather just dont work.
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#2835894 - 05/23/12 12:13 PM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: FOX FIRE]
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 Originally Posted By: FOX FIRE
I'll camp during winter before try'n to sleep in a tent in hot weather, fat boys & hot weather just dont work.


Exactly.

I'd much rather camp when it's cold than when it is hot.
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#2836292 - 05/23/12 09:03 PM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: moondawg]
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Wimps.


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#2836405 - 05/23/12 11:42 PM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: moondawg]
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 Originally Posted By: moondawg
 Originally Posted By: FOX FIRE
I'll camp during winter before try'n to sleep in a tent in hot weather, fat boys & hot weather just dont work.


Exactly.

I'd much rather camp when it's cold than when it is hot.


we camped in hickman co. once years ago and in 5 days, it never got over 12 degrees. i'll take the heat.
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#2836797 - 05/24/12 12:14 PM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: stik]
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 Originally Posted By: stik
 Originally Posted By: moondawg
 Originally Posted By: FOX FIRE
I'll camp during winter before try'n to sleep in a tent in hot weather, fat boys & hot weather just dont work.


Exactly.

I'd much rather camp when it's cold than when it is hot.


we camped in hickman co. once years ago and in 5 days, it never got over 12 degrees. i'll take the heat.


Well, I don't camp when it's THAT cold. \:D
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#2837902 - 05/25/12 10:02 PM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: moondawg]
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 Originally Posted By: moondawg
 Originally Posted By: stik
 Originally Posted By: moondawg
 Originally Posted By: FOX FIRE
I'll camp during winter before try'n to sleep in a tent in hot weather, fat boys & hot weather just dont work.


Exactly.

I'd much rather camp when it's cold than when it is hot.


we camped in hickman co. once years ago and in 5 days, it never got over 12 degrees. i'll take the heat.


Well, I don't camp when it's THAT cold. \:D

I camped once a month for several years when the boys were in scouts. Hot, cold or storming, it didn't matter - we went. I prefer hot to the other two.
When I was growing up we camped for a week at the beach a few times. It wasn't bad at all.
As for cold....stik takes the kerosene heater now and I stay toasty warm until nature calls. \:\)
As for the original post- electric site, a fan and a shade tree.
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#2837907 - 05/25/12 10:08 PM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: Bowdacious]
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Use the correct amount of alcohol and you won't notice the heat.
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#2838433 - 05/27/12 08:05 AM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: Beekeeper]
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Hotel room \:\)
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#2838873 - 05/27/12 08:55 PM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: Bowdacious]
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 Originally Posted By: Bowdacious
A quick dip in the creek and sleep naked??
Stay up drinking until it cools down or you pass out works.

A box fan at the door and all windows open makes a nice breeze.
\:D
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#2840260 - 05/29/12 08:02 PM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: timberjack86]
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Lived in FL for a lot of years.

Camping in the heat sucks. Humidity and bugs!!!

4th of july one year we went to the Keys for a 5 day fishing/camping trip. First night there a storm came up and blew the tent apart...literally. Doofus put the tent away wet and the cotton seams all rotted.

Had to sleep in the van... 85 degrees 97% humidity at 2 am.
Next night we slept on the picnic tables until the skeeters got so bad you had to cover your face or they would get in your nose/ears.
Final night we drove to key west to the parking lot by the bay. Opened all the doors to the van to get a cross breeze and finally got a couple hours of sleep. Then we got rousted by the cops and had to drive 90 minutes back to the campground.

That did it for me. No more camping when its hot without some sort of amenities.
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#2840305 - 05/29/12 08:41 PM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: fishboy1]
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Dang, Fishboy! That would do it for me, too!
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#2842712 - 06/01/12 09:25 PM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: moondawg]
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"02 cool" fans are the ones with 8 "d" batteries we have 3.last year went to a fam reunion with 4 kids in one tent they sure kept it cool . range from 20-29$
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#2847834 - 06/10/12 10:04 AM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: sure shot]
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#2848172 - 06/10/12 08:25 PM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: fishboy1]
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 Originally Posted By: fishboy1
Lived in FL for a lot of years.

Camping in the heat sucks. Humidity and bugs!!!

4th of july one year we went to the Keys for a 5 day fishing/camping trip. First night there a storm came up and blew the tent apart...literally. Doofus put the tent away wet and the cotton seams all rotted.

Had to sleep in the van... 85 degrees 97% humidity at 2 am.
Next night we slept on the picnic tables until the skeeters got so bad you had to cover your face or they would get in your nose/ears.
Final night we drove to key west to the parking lot by the bay. Opened all the doors to the van to get a cross breeze and finally got a couple hours of sleep. Then we got rousted by the cops and had to drive 90 minutes back to the campground.

That did it for me. No more camping when its hot without some sort of amenities.
Thats crazy! and miserable!
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#2854608 - 06/19/12 08:55 PM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: timberjack86]
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Probably the second worst was a camping trip to Crystal River.

Left late and got there after dark in the rain. Set up the tent and got absolutely clobbered by skeeters. Spent 3 hours drinking beer and killing skeeters in the tent so we could sleep.

Rain, then stop and humidity would climb until you about lost your mind, then it would rain again. All the while you could hear the whine of the skeeters.

When it got light, our campsite was surrounded by salt marsh and flood water. No wonder the skeeters were so bad. Moved to a different campground and had a half decent weekend.
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#2855014 - 06/20/12 09:34 AM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: fishboy1]
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Thanks for all the replys. Just one experience a on hot night,went down to Macon Ga to hunt at Piedmont Fed. area, where as we didn't
have to buy a permit. I finally saw one small space to park in the free campground between vehicles. We parked, stepped out right on top of fire-ant mounds. An experience I won't soon forget.Didn't sleep none the rest of that night.
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#2903710 - 08/11/12 11:58 AM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: J.Maples]
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Ive got some battery powered quiet tent fans. I take an aluminum foil pan like you cook a turkey in and put a bag of ice in it or you can skip the pan if you freeze some gallon jugs of water. Put the fan on the other side of the pan or jugs and have it blow across them towards you. Its almost like having air conditioning in the tent.
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#2982290 - 10/15/12 10:14 AM Re: Tent camping when it is so hot you cannot sleep? [Re: J.Maples]
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When I used to camp were there was no electricity I used a d/c fan truckers use mounted on a board and took an extra fully charged battery .
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