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How to Buy the Right Camping Cots For You

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Sleeping times during your camping or backpacking expeditions should not be a cause of worry. Most backpackers carry sleeping bags like those made by Therm-a-Rest. For tent campers, they would choose from a range of camping beds. However, these can be a bit bulky and unsuitable for tents. As a result, most would resort to sleeping pads or mats but these can be tough on the back.

A good option to take on your next camping or backpacking expedition are a set of camping cots for you and your family or friends. These cots can raise you off ground level. They also reduce the chances you'll get contact with ground moisture. The price of a camping cot ranges from $40 to $100.

Another great thing about having a camping cot is that they're very easy to erect as well as break down in order to store them. Even Boy Scout troops have been using army or camping cots for years already. They are proven to be an ideal place to rest the body and the feet at night.

When buying a camping cot, there are also things to consider. First is the comfort it can provide. There is no sense buying something that you will regret later on. If you'll be buying it from a local store, you can ask the sales clerk to get it and to help you test it. All you need to do is to lay it down flat and to try to sit and sleep on it. Of course, if it doesn't feel right, you don't just buy it.

The next thing to consider is its ergonomic features. It is lightweight? Does it fall down nicely enough for you to carry it all the way to the campsite or other places? There are camping cots that are offered with storage bags which fit nicely on backpacks.

Next, your camping cot should accommodate and support your whole body. Don't go for cots that are too short. If you have one, it is time to get rid of it and buy one that fits you.

Stability is another consideration. Camping outdoors doesn't always guarantee a perfectly flat ground area with no slight hills or rocks. You need to make sure the bottom of its framing legs are level and straight (not unless you want to roll over in your cot over night to the ground below).

Edited by jack3476

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