Good to read everything from everyone.
I am a charter member of a "floating society" and I have been on the annual float trip 36 of the 42 years. In the early years I slept on the ground and later graduated to a tent and a therma-rest. Now, I use the Boler
. Much, much easier, quicker, and more comfortable. While I use the Boler
year-round this float trip is really the only extended (7 days or so) camp totally off grid. I have access to a generator
but it kind of defeats the whole total immersion in nature thing (yeah, I know....I AM in a camper but still). The weather here in Missouri is extremely variable during the first of June and can range anywhere on the scale. This year the Boler
and tow vehicle were on the highest spot and completely surrounded by flood waters ( Yeah, I should have known better)....other years I have been a hundred yards from the river. Temperatures have been as high as the upper, upper 80's at night.
As for fans; I have the Coleman tent ceiling fan. I use the magnetic base on the screen of the Boler's roof vent and turn it on low or high. It does a great job of pulling in the cool night air and four of us have always slept comfortably. The fan runs on D batteries and if the grandsons remember to turn it off the batteries will last the entire trip running the fan on high during the night. It also has a small, glowing night light
that we keep on and still the batteries will make it thru the week (again, providing it is off during the day). I am not saying it is a perfect solution but it works for me. It is cheap but it would be nice if it could be reversed for exhaust as well as intake.
A couple of caveats..... during this trip I use the camper mainly as an easy to set up tent so only for sleeping..........AND that Ozark Moonshine helps you sleep regardless of the temperature ;-)
Just kidding about the last statement. Retiring at 0100 hours after an evening spent with old, old friends I have always slept well.
Borders of Clan Cumming
"Riot? What Riot? I just rode into town and saw all these cars burning and thought I would stop to help.........." a line from some unknown actor in a 1960-s "B" biker flick.