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Old 07-31-11, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by camcycad View Post
I've read that one way to improve comfort, for the majority of people who sleep mostly lying on their side, is to create, ie (usually) dig, a small cavity in the ground underneath the tent to accommodate the hip-bone. Size about 25cm diameter by about 15 cm deep, I guess. Of course, this assumes that your sleeping mat - if you use one - is sufficiently thin to conform to the contours of the cavity, if you get my drift...
This is not so farfetched as it first appears. My first, new tent is one of those geodome style setups that you can pickup with one hand. So next time I go on an overnight, I'm going to dent the ground with my heel to create the hip-shape cavity & just lay the tent on it. If it doesn't feel right, well I'll pick it up and move it off that spot. Nice suggestion.
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