The question of bedding for a camping trip leaves a camper with a few options. Bedding can be provided by a sleeping bag which is used inside a tent, but sleeping bags do not provide too much cushioning and can be uncomfortable to sleep on. The best camping air mattress good for the comfortable sleep.
Even though there is a layer of tent protecting the body from the ground, sticks and roots of trees, rocks, and ground formations can make that a difficult surface to sleep on even with the extra layer of sleeping bag. For additional comfort on a camping trip, bring a camping air mattress, which will raise you off of the ground and away from the rough terrain which you could be sleeping atop.
Air Mattress For Camping
Sleeping bags take up a large amount of space when camping with a backpack, even when they are rolled up tightly and secured in a bag. However, when an air mattress is completely deflated, it can be compacted into a very small size when it is rolled up. The air mattress can compress into even a flat form which can slide right into a travel back pack without taking up much room at all.
A rolled up sleeping bag also adds some considerable weight to the load you may be carrying if you are camping and traveling with a backpack. The air mattress is a better option for taking on backpacking camping trips, because it is entirely light without it being inflated, therefore it adds no additional weight to carry in a camping backpack when traveling between to destinations. Replacing a sleeping bag with an inflatable air mattress frees up room and weight in a camping bag which could be used for more important things like food, camping gear and first aid.
The air pumps which come with camping air mattresses are small, also lightweight, and rechargeable. The air pumps can be charged with either batteries or be charged electrically by plugging it into the wall. Once the pump is charged, it will not loose its charge unless it is used excessively.
The rechargeable air pump makes it easy to fill up your camping air mattress at the camp site. Simply plug the air pump into the designated area of the mattress, and turn it on. The mattress should not take too long to fill up, usually 10 minutes at the most. After sleeping on the mattress it may seem slightly deflated which happens due to sleeping on it. The mattress can be recharged by plugging it into the charger for just a few minutes to get it inflated enough to lay down on again.
Though camping air mattresses are made with soft surfaces, sheets, blankets, and pillows can always be added on top of the mattress to make it more comfortable. A fitted cotton sheet which is the same size as the bed is a great layer of softness and warmth to add to the mattress. With an additional sheet, blankets and pillows, you will feel like you are right at home.