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Old 05-27-2015, 03:23 AM   #1
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Cot/camp bed..any recommendations!!

I plan to do abit of solo camping this summer and I do not like the idea of sleeping on the hard earth or even a pad ,I want a camp bed or cot (whatever),any thoughts,,,needs to be cheap ,light,and pack easily, oh yeah and fits in a single person tent..Point me the way to a good night sleep.........( yeah yeah I know 10 beers )
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Old 05-27-2015, 05:15 AM   #2
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Old 05-27-2015, 06:38 AM   #3
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Yep, hammock. They are so comfortable once you get used to them that some people actually replace their beds at home with a hammock.
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:07 AM   #4
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cheap ,light,and pack easily, oh yeah and fits in a single person tent..Point me the way to a good night sleep.........
Pick one of those criteria, otherwise, no recommendations. I used the LuxuryLite in an REI half dome with a Big Agnes bag and minimally inflated Air Core. Great sleep but only 20" wide and not cheap. All the decent, small, packable cots are relatively expensive. And the higher you get off the tent floor, the more likely you will bump the sides of the tent. I'm waiting for delivery of a NEMO Mezzo rectangular bag, with NEMO Cosmo air mattress. Advertised as 4" so it should be comfy. And it's 25" fully rectangular so I'm hoping my flip flop style of sleeping can be accommodated by this setup. Again, not cheap, but cheaper than a few nights in a motel. May sell my LuxuryLite if it is comfy. We'll see. Supposed to be here by weeks end.
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:56 AM   #5
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:12 AM   #6
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I always used an air matress which is very comfy but I recently picked up a thermarest sleep pad and was surprised how comfortable it is! It's NOT as good as the air mattress but it's much warmer and really not all that. You can get them at wal mart for 20 bucks.
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Old 05-27-2015, 09:47 AM   #7
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I plan to do abit of solo camping this summer and I do not like the idea of sleeping on the hard earth or even a pad ,I want a camp bed or cot (whatever),any thoughts,,,needs to be cheap ,light,and pack easily, oh yeah and fits in a single person tent..Point me the way to a good night sleep.........( yeah yeah I know 10 beers )
The only ones that would fit that are the "thicker" insulated air mattresses (>3" thick). Several mfg make them and they work well.

If you need to be off the ground more than that you won't really fit in many one person tents.

I use a surplus Army air mattress (~4"), but, it does not pack really small or light. It is REALLY comfortable though :) (and was cheap :) )
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:50 PM   #8
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Byer of Maine TriLite Cot.

https://www.byerofmaine.com/products...ilite-cot.html

About $80. Packs to about 27x3x8", 7.5 lbs.

You can go lighter, but it ain't cheap.

You can get some that pack down smaller, but not for cheap.

I do find that I like a thin thermarest on top of the cot, but that's just the icing on the cake. When I first got this cot, I put it together and laid down - and wound up napping there for an hour or so.

74"L X 25"W X 8"H sleeping surface.
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Byer of Maine TriLite Cot.

https://www.byerofmaine.com/products...ilite-cot.html

About $80. Packs to about 27x3x8", 7.5 lbs.

You can go lighter, but it ain't cheap.

You can get some that pack down smaller, but not for cheap.

I do find that I like a thin thermarest on top of the cot, but that's just the icing on the cake. When I first got this cot, I put it together and laid down - and wound up napping there for an hour or so.

74"L X 25"W X 8"H sleeping surface.
Cheers Wadester,,,The Tri lite cot seems just the job,actually its the same design we had in the Air force in the early 70s,so nothings new,just someone redescovers an old idea or is it reinvents..or it may have been on the market the whole time for all I know...I also intend to get a 4 season s sleeping bag(there,s nothing worse then being cold )Last thing,,as regards Hammocks,,,you got tobe joking,,do not fancy a hammock at all....
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Old 05-27-2015, 05:54 PM   #10
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http://www.rei.com/product/812005/ex...0-sleeping-pad

Better than some beds that I have slept on.
Does not pack very small.

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Old 05-27-2015, 06:05 PM   #11
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http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...e-airbed/74378
I have everything from a Klymit to a cot.
and this is the easiest, most comfy, and least expensive. Add to it a battery powered pump that you can use as a fire bellows also and I guarentee you wil be happy with it.
They are sold at most big sporting goods stores and Walmart, target etc

IMHO cots are too tall for a 1man tent
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:06 AM   #12
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http://www.rei.com/product/812005/ex...0-sleeping-pad

Better than some beds that I have slept on.
Does not pack very small.

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its abit pricey for me,,
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:15 AM   #13
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Basically this is what I want,http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...A2QCXCFTUBVBBE and its cheap...I should have look at Amerzon earlier,cheers all
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:49 AM   #14
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Check out Thermarest.com or cascade designs.
http://www.cascadedesigns.com/therm-.../cots/category
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:59 PM   #15
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its abit pricey for me,,
Look around a bit,if interested.Found mine new from another online dealer for $180 shipped.

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