Sleeping outdoors can be uncomfortable and cold even during the hot summer months. Add to that the mosquitoes, noisy crickets, and damp blankets, and you might crave your bed at home. But those of us that enjoy the pastime certainly make do and actually find ways to adapt to the situation. In fact, many companies produce millions of products just to satisfy our needs and improve the experience. Afterall, we want to be alert come the morning so that we can get on with the day’s activities. You know the expression “bright eyed and bushy tailed”, right? Well, one way that you can avoid those night time blues is by using an air mattress frame for camping.
One of the greatest advantages of using one is the fact that you are not sleeping directly on the ground. It is hard to get a good night’s rest when the dirt below you is hard and lumpy. Also, if the nights are a little cooler, there may be dew, which means the ground surface becomes damp. Moisture invariably makes its way to your sleeping bag and blankets, and I can’t think of anything I hate more than my bedding feeling wet and clammy. There is nothing comfortable or fun about that.
So off I go to find a better solution. First, I want something that is sturdy but lightweight at the same time. Second, it needs to be collapsible so that it can be packed easily and stored in a smaller space at home. Next, I don’t need a complete set, as I already have an excellent foam pad to place on top. And lastly, if I could get one with taller legs, that would be better for my grandparents when they come this summer for the whole family to vacation together. It will be easier for them to get up from a higher position than closer to the ground or floor.