Camping Done Right! Comfy Tent Setup


Our yellow lab, Indiana, is a big fan of our new tent setup. We recently upgraded to cots with REI air mattresses on top and they are extremely comfortable, even for those with back pain. We’ve owned the mattresses for about 4 years now, our REI sleeping bags are 5 years old, and our 4 year old REI Base Camp tent is still going strong. (And since we’re talking numbers, Indiana is 7!)

September 2019 Update: 

These particular REI air mattresses, sleeping bags, and cots are discontinued, so I went on Amazon to find a few comparable products if you’re looking to buy something similar for your camp setup.

Thermarest Basecamp Self-Inflating Foam Camping Pad

Kelty Tuck 22F Degree Mummy Sleeping Bag

Coleman Trailhead II Cot

May 2020 Update:

We went camping… at home! With all the stay-at-home orders, my husband and I set up a camp out in our front yard for our two kids with our trusty REI Basecamp 4 tent. Read more about it here, “Camping at Home with Kids.”

Time to move in!


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2 thoughts on “Camping Done Right! Comfy Tent Setup

  1. Hi, just came across your blog and really like your set up. Is your tent a REI Base Camp 4 or 6? Thanks for sharing!

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