One of the unintended consequences of reflective blankets, is that they can REALLY punish your neighbors.
I'm sure there are plenty of situations out on the groundswhere they will work great, but just try to be aware of the fact that light is reflecting somewhere, and if it's on to someone elses tent or campsite.... they're not going to love you.
A great idea I had last year (which proved to be great in camp) was to bring a shag carpet and a blanket to use as rugs under the EZ-up. It's so nice to get back to camp, take your shoes or sandals off, and not have to put your feet on the harsh farm grass. Also: using a shower curtain as a portable wall / sun blocker for the EZ-up was totally a fantastic thing. I've posted it elsewhere on Inforoo, but here's a picture of the shower curtain in action last year. Penguin motif kept us feeling a little cooler too
I'm stealing your idea but using a Twister mat instead Stop by and play!
Post by missbliss543 on May 14, 2010 23:19:27 GMT -5
OK, wasn't sure exactly where to post this question, but figured it had something to do with camping comfort so here goes: Basically I'd like to hear opinions from the peeps that have been before. Should we put our tent under our canopy, making our tent cooler but giving us almost no room to sit outside the tent... Or should we just put them side by side? Or does it just depend on how big the site is we end up with? (is it possible we'd be forced to put the tent under the ez up due to the size of the site?) Going through other threads, I've seen people doing it both ways, just wanted to hear the pros and cons and what worked best. Thanks =)