Cranky Camper? 5 Backcountry Sleeping Tips for Better Shut-Eye

It doesn’t matter how beautiful the view is — bad sleep will ruin your camping trip. Check out these tips for getting the Z’s you need.

YouTube channel MyLifeOutdoors already discussed the gear needed for good sleep while camping. But as channel host Steven says in this clip, gear’s not everything. So now, he’s retracing his steps and offering five additional tips for ensuring a restful trip in the outdoors.

The new video’s backcountry sleeping tips go beyond the best sleep systems to discuss the nuances of ground angle, the occasional importance of sedatives, and more.

Interested in what you can do to improve your backcountry sleep without spending a dime at the gear shop? Check it out.

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Andrew McLemore

An award-winning journalist and photographer, Andrew McLemore brings more than 14 years of experience to his position as Associate News Editor for Lola Digital Media. Andrew is a musician, climber and traveler who currently lives in Cuenca, Ecuador, which he uses as a home base for adventures throughout the Americas. When he's not writing, playing gigs or exploring the outdoors, he's hanging out with his dog Campana.

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