For some of us, mostly for the first-time camper, the fact is that it’s hard to sleep well while camping in the wildness, as the surrounding environment is too different as home, and there will always be a variety of sounds, which will interfere with your sleep.
The good news is that you can take some effective measures to help you sleep better and get a good night’s rest while camping.
1. A QUIET CAMPSITE
Sleeping under the stars while listening to the waves or the murmur of the creek sounds romantic, but in fact, it is very likely that these sounds will be too loud to make you unable to sleep at night. So when camping in wildness, you need to choose a campsite with optimum sound levels for your personal preference.
2. A COZY SPOT
Choose these perfect places for setting up your tent:
- Good water sources are available nearby
- The terrain is open and relatively sheltered from the wind
- Sandy land covered with tender grass
- There are trees nearby, having a beautiful and quiet environment
- Easy to arrive
3. A BIG TENT
While camping, taking a tent with enough space for everyone is necessary, which will provide a bit more room for you and your tent mates to stretch out in and make sure you're comfortable and sleep well.
This KingCamp tent is nice for your next car camping trip, which size is big enough for 4 people, and with a simple pole system you can put up or pack up in seconds when you need to use outdoors.
4. A SUITABLE SLEEPING BAG
When choosing a sleeping bag, please do look at the temperature rating, which indicates the temperature at which the sleeping bag is suitable for use. For example, the temperature rating is 10 ° C means that you can use this it when the minimum temperature in the wild at night is 10 ° C. Pay attention to the characteristics that women tend to feel colder more often than men, and choose a sleeping bag that a lower temperature rating, which is safer.
KingCamp scientifically rates its sleeping bags so they match the European standard (EN 13537).Our scientific method has been implemented to easily determine the temperature limit of our sleeping bags. Our new standard uses a dummy clothed in a base layer and socks to determine the actual COMFORT temperature for a good night’s sleep. We have developed a grid containing three relevant temperature ratings for every bag (comfort temperature, limit temperature for woman and men and extreme temperature):
- COMFORT: Temperature is based on a standard woman having a comfortable night’s sleep (neither cold nor warm).
- LIMIT: Temperature is the lowest temperature for a standard man to have a comfortable night’s sleep.
- EXTREME: Temperature is the lowest temperature before a health risk can occur for standard women.
With these new standards and markings, finding the right bag from KingCamp has never been easier.
5. A SLEEPING PAD WITH A PILLOW
How to decide which sleeping pad to buy and how much warmth you’ll need? Looking at R-value is a great idea.
What is R-Value? Thus, sleeping pads serve as the protective layer between you and the ground to stop heat transfer from your warm body to the cold ground. The pad’s level of insulation is denoted by its R-value. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power.
Generally speaking, women need sleeping pads which has a higher R-value, the good news is that R-values are additive, so you get increased warmth when you stack multiple pads. So now you know how to do it. And, a sleeping pad with a pillow will make you have better sleeping.
6. BASE LAYERS, THICK SOCKS AND HAT
Remember to pack base layers and thick socks; you can wear these base layers and a thick pair of socks when you feel cold at night. The head is a place where heat is easily dissipated, mention to keep it warm when camping. So choose a sleeping bag with a hat is necessary, wear a woolly hat is a good idea too.
7. PUT PICNIC RUGS
You can put picnic rugs or some inexpensive rag rugs on the floor of the tent, which means if you do have to get out of bed in the night, you won’t be stepping onto a cold groundsheet.
8. LIGHT YOUR LANTERN
Light your lantern which will heat the tent a little, but a little heater does help.
9. ENJOY A HOT DRINK
Enjoy a nice hot drink, chocolate perhaps to get you warm inside first before sleeping. But remember not to drink too much. It is not a happy experience to get out of the warm sleeping bag and go to the toilet in the middle of the night.
10. TAKE A HOT WATER BOTTLE
Always pack a hot water bottle (if you have packed a stove and kettle), even if you think that the weather is warm enough, take one anyway. It is the ideal way to warm up fast, not only used in a sleeping bag; you can use it anytime you feel cold.