Man And Woman Resting In A Tent

CAMPING HACKS FOR MAKING YOUR TENT MORE COMFORTABLE

There’s a lot to look forward to when camping. You have the opportunity to explore nature and take part in different outdoor activities. However, if there’s one thing that most campers dread, it’s sleeping in a tent. Lying down on the cold, hard and wet ground isn’t the most comfortable experience. Thankfully, there are many different ways to make the experience much more bearable. Here are nine camping hacks to make your tent more comfortable.

FOAM FLOOR TILES

You can make your tent more comfortable by placing interlocking foam tiles on the floor. These mats are usually found in children’s playrooms, so they’re easy to come by. These will soften the floor and provide an additional layer between you and the ground.

OUTDOOR MATS

Keeping your tent clean and uncontaminated will make it more comfortable. Place an outdoor mat near the entrance of your tent. Leave your shoes outside to make sure you don’t bring in any dirt or grass.

LED TWINKLE LIGHTS

You can place some LED twinkle lights to make your tent more comfortable. It adds some ambience to your tent and it can act as a night light if you’re camping with kids.

GEAR ORGANIZER

Another camping hack to make your tent more comfortable is to add a ridgeline inside your tent. Then, use organisers and carabiners to hang items you constantly reach for. Since everything is within arm’s reach, you don’t have to keep going in and out of your sleeping bag.

DIY HEATER

If you want to be more comfortable in your tent, it’s important to keep warm when the temperature drops at night. Why not make your own heater? Simply put boiling water into a durable bottle. Keep it inside your sleeping bag, so you’ll feel toasty throughout the night.

THICK SOCKS

Another way to keep warm and comfortable while sleeping in your tent is to wear thick wool socks. This prevents body heat from escaping through your feet.

BEDTIME CLOTHES

Wearing clean clothes for bedtime will make your experience inside a tent more comfortable. If possible, don’t wear clothes that you used during the day — especially if they’re damp. Even dried sweat can impact the quality of your sleep. Wear thin layers since your sleeping bag and sleeping pad are able to provide adequate insulation.

EARPLUGS

Though everyone feels a little bit uncomfortable sleeping in a tent, it’s a bit more difficult if you’re a light sleeper. Likewise, it’s hard to get a good night’s sleep if you’re bothered by the howling of the wind and other unfamiliar noises outside your tent. To avoid these distractions, wear earplugs to bed.

SOMETHING FROM HOME

If you want to make your tent more comfortable, try to recreate your home setup as much as possible. Bring along something you use in your bedroom, such as a pillow. If you’re reminded of home, you’ll feel much more at ease.

Sleeping in a tent will never be as comfortable as sleeping in your own bed. However, because spending time in nature is so much fun, most campers just accept the fact that they’ll have to sleep on the ground. Thankfully, it’s possible to make your tent more comfortable. These nine camping hacks are able to provide additional comfort that can give you a good night’s sleep when camping in the great outdoors.

 


 

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Jake Taylor
jake.taylor@dinga.com.au

Jake is a global traveller who has recently called Australia his home again. If he's not travelling, he is writing about it and his experience.