Richard Bucker

Nap during the day

Posted at — Nov 18, 2018

Trying to nap during the day in Florida does not pay dividends when it’s in the 80s. I pitched my tarp, added the groundsheet, air mattress and pillow.The groundsheet is some tyvek with a reflective coating. I do not feel strongly one way or the other, however, it might have been better for shade in the afternoon rather than the tarp.The mattress was comfortable, specially side sleeping. I’ve used it before and it’s not bad. There are challenges because this model seems to have some memory when it’s stored and initially it was curled here and there regardless of the inflation. Also, I tried it inside my Boarh bivy because it was thin, however, the ground was hard. Here, in my backyard the grass offers some cushion.Lastly, the tent poles that I used are about 32 inches. That’s not enough to sit up. And depending on the ground my knees are going to take a beating. Lastly the A-frame offers some protection but nothing fantastic. The breeze was nice but that’s because it was hot. Hot means bugs so there is a bivy test in the future and the last time I tried that it was a complete fail.