- Dec 3, 2019 at 4:17 pm #3621331
Matt WBPL Member
I’ve got a buddy that has backpacked with me and is looking to get into winter camping with me. He has a newer style machine that he’s able to run off a battery brick during summer trips. Although he <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>does not</span> use water when he uses it, i suspect condensation will be an enemy.
Has anyone found ways to use their system during your winter trips?
Would getting a longer hose and just coiling it up inside the sleeping bag help?Dec 3, 2019 at 4:29 pm #3621333
Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
There was another thread about this
Maybe things have improved since then
ask your doctor if doing without for just a few days is that important
my original apnea doctor said no big deal – sleep on my side to minimize apneas
I recently went to another doctor, actually a physician’s assistant that totally disagreed. And I should do another sleep study in their clinic. And it was illegal for me to manually set the cpap like the original doctor showed me how to do.Dec 4, 2019 at 12:50 am #3621394
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
And I should do another sleep study in their clinic. And it was illegal for me to manually set the cpap like the original doctor showed me how to do.
Sounds very fishy to me. They want you to spend lots of money in their clinic, and they want to frighten you away from what someone else suggested. Illegal my fat ****
Dec 4, 2019 at 12:54 am #3621396
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Bruce TolleyBPL Member
@btolleyLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
Are you saying that your buddy brings the CPAP plus batter plus humidifier on summer trips? Batteries for the Transcend and ResMed travel CPAPs usually recommend not using the humidifier since its use decreases the battery life. I leave the humidifier at home for summer camping.
I have not taken the CPAP winter (snow) camping since I am already hauling snow shovel, extra insulation, extra fuel, etc. I use the “sleep on side method” described by Jerry above. Once I took just the face mask and a chin strap to prevent mouth breathing.Dec 4, 2019 at 1:11 pm #3621471
Matt WBPL Member
I’ll have to get more details from him. However, i believe he does not use the humidifier at all.
He can go 1 night without, but 2 nights would be a less than desirable event.
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