Part of the fun of camping is pitching your tent and sleeping under the stars. But the novelty will certainly soon wear off if you’re shivering in your sleeping bag! A thin layer of canvas only does so much on a nippy night, so ensure you get the best night’s sleep possible by keeping warm and comfortable.
Keeping a heater on all night can be a terrible waste of energy, not to mention being potentially dangerous in such close proximity, so you might want to think of a few thermal alternatives to make sure you wake up a happy camper!
When packing for a camping trip, it’s important to include items that you can easily layer under your clothes. If you come away with only a couple of pairs of jeans and one pair of pyjamas, you might be in for an uncomfortable night. Vests and thermals are great for eliminating chills by acting as a base layer for your normal clothes.
Pajamas tend to be quite thin, so if you haven’t got a sleeping bag to cocoon in at night, then layers are the next best thing. Be sure to wear separates too, because attending to the call of nature during the night can be particularly difficult if you’re wearing a onesie.
A Slightly Smaller Tent
Depending on how many people you’re camping with, make sure your tent isn’t too spacious. A tent that is too big without a sufficient number of bodies to fill it will make you more likely to feel cold air circulating.
At the same time, you want enough space to stretch out during the night, as you don’t want somebody’s feet pressed against your face for the duration. Alternatively, you could invest in a tent with separate compartments which take less time to warm up.
Never underestimate the power of a blanket. They don’t just have to be used to wrap up in, but can be laid on the floor of the tent so that you can’t feel the cold of the ground underneath you.
It’s always handy to pack a couple of extra blankets just in case you need to add an extra layer in the middle of the night.
Electric Hot Water Bottle
A Noozie® Bottle can be a brilliant addition to your camping trip, which can provide you with warming relief from the comfort of your own tent. Whether you want spend some time in the tent during the day, or you want to tuck it up with you in your bed or sleeping bag, it can keep you warm for hours.
These days, plug ports and electrical hook up points can be found at campsites, from which you can have your bottle warmed within minutes to keep you toasty on the coldest of nights. A rechargeable water bottle is much more efficient than a refillable bottle, as it eliminates having to deal with kettles and boiling water in the tent.
Our Noozie® electric hot water bottles really are one of the best investments you’ll make, as you can use it anywhere, anytime! Whether you pack one as a camping essential, use it to keep you warm at work, or as an alternative to heat pads for back pain, the Noozie® Bottle works to keep you warm time and time again. For more information about our products, get in touch by email, or find us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Instagram.