What is a Camp Cot and Why Do I Need One?

One of the biggest complaints from tent campers is not being able to get comfortable. Sleeping bags provide little padding from the hard cold ground. Air mattresses often lose air and camp pads can be too flat for some people. The best solution to these problems is a camp cot. I this article i will explain what is a camp cot and camp cot faq's.

What is A Camp Cot?

A camp cot is a portable bed.They are usually made of a metal frame with folding legs. Strong material, such as heavy canvas is stretched over the frame to made a firm bed when it's set up. The concept goes all the way back to the times of the Romans when their ancient army moved from one territory to another. In more recent times, camp cots were used to provide instant beds for military personnel because they are easily folded into a compact size, and they can be set up in a few seconds. 

They're also used in emergency shelters by the Red Cross, to house victims of natural disasters. These beds are also lightweight and easy to transport from one location to another. For decades, they have been used by tent campers to provide a more comfortable place to sleep because they are so easy to set up and take down as needed. 

Camp cots have been around in some form for centuries, but they have been improved for greater durability and comfort throughout the decades. Manufacturers compete with new and enhanced models with useful features that are usually geared towards outdoors recreational activities.

Camping Cot For Two- Extra Wide

At camping cot for two is more commonly known as a double camping cot. There are quite a few different models available. They are large enough for two people to sleep comfortably on. Because the weight is doubled, they are built with reinforcements in the frame and very strong materials. The kinds of double camping cots on the market range from larger frames with a thin cover to those that come with padding that resembles a smaller version of a bed mattress. Some campers use these larger sized camp cots as beds for two to three small children and sometimes more.

Why Should I Use Heavy Duty Camping Cot?

A heavy duty camping cot is a good choice for anyone whether you're 65 pounds or 400 pounds. The reason for this is that they are built to be strong and more durable. The materials feature reinforced seams that are designed to hold up under a heavy load. The more light weight versions are more vulnerable to tearing and damage to the frame. A heavy duty camping cot may be the last cot that you'll ever need to buy. This saves the expense of replacement and the hassle of a cot breaking on you in the middle of the night.

What Should I Consider Before Buying a Camping Cot?

There are several things to consider. The first is the size and the weight capacity. Make sure that the cot is wide enough and long enough so it fits the person that will be using it. Heavy duty is recommended to ensure that the weight capacity is high enough if people of different sizes and weight will be using it. Also, consider the durability. Make sure that the cot is made of strong and durable fabrics with reinforced stitching. 

Also ensure that the frame is made of strong materials. In addition, choose the type that offers the features that you want in a camp cot. This includes ease of setup and take down, weight when folded up and other useful features such as built in cup holders, etc.

Why Do I Need One? How Portable Are They?

Anyone can benefit from owning a camp cot. They are good for elevating tent campers off the ground for a more comfortable night's sleep. They are also useful to have on hand for unexpected overnight guests. They make handy instant beds and don't take up much space. They're temporary and can be folded up into a compact size quickly when they're not being used. Most camp cots fold up into a very compact size.

My Cot Has a Smelly Odor, What is It?

It is one of two things. Some cots are treated with waterproofing or the odor may be from the manufacturing process. If this is the case, let your cot air out unfolded. The odor should dissipate within a few hours. The second thing that can cause odor on a cot is if it was folded up and stored away while damp. It may have developed mold or mildew. If this is the case, thoroughly clean the area with mild detergent with a soft cloth or sponge, and dry thoroughly.

Camping Cot FAQ's

Q: Can I sit on the side rails of my cot?

A: It is not recommended because many camp cots are folded down by sitting on the rails or exerting pressure on them. Even though they are strong and reinforced, placing all your weight on them can weaken the frame or cause the metal to bend or bow.

Q: What are the advantages of a having a cot?

A: They offer an instant bed whenever and wherever you need one. They're lightweight, easy to transport and set up in a few minutes or less.

Q: How easy will my camping cot be to assemble?

A:It depends on the style you buy. Most camp cots are easily setup by unfolding the legs, stretching them out and affixing the end bars.

Q: What material are they made from and which one should I choose?

A: Camp cots come in a range of materials from polyester blends to heavy duty canvas. My preference is canvas, but the other materials are also strong and durable. They are also lighter, so this is a matter of personal preference.

Q: Will it fit in my tent?

A: Tents and camp cots are each made in a variety of sizes and shapes. It will fit in your tent if you take the measurements of your tent first, then purchase the size camp cot that will fit inside.

Q: How can I assess how much comfort and support a cot will give?

A: One of the best ways is to read the details about the materials used, along with the specifics about design and construction. Next, read through the customer reviews to find out what others have to say about the model you're considering.

Q: Can I use one for daily use at home?

A: Yes, you can. They are indoor/outdoor and can be used daily practically anywhere.

Q: Why carrying a cot on a backpacking tour?

A: A cot can make it far more comfortable to sleep. Some cots are made to be lightweight so they are easy to carry. Most cots fold up into an extremely compact size.

Q: What is a collapsible camping cot?

 A: A collapsible camping cot is one that is designed to fold up into a compact size.

Conclusion

Camp cots are portable, compact instant beds that are easy to setup and to tear down. They offer a fast and comfortable place to sleep whether you're indoors or outdoors. They're great for tent camping, for hikers, backpackers or hunters. They're also useful to have around when overnight guests drop in unexpectedly.

Michael Ethan
 

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