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This is a sponsored post in partnership with Bestway andย BraVoMark. All opinions are mine.

There was a time in the not-so-distant past that I was able to sleep just about anywhere. Just throw a few pillows in a corner and I was good to go. Coincidentally, that was also around the time in my life that camping was an enjoyable activity.ย I used to not mind sleeping on hard ground with nothing but a sleeping bag and a blanket or even the bed of the truck with a yoga mat. Now if I even sit awkwardly while watching television, my back hates me for days.

Of course, now that I have a son who is getting to that age where camping is cool, I have to suck it up. That’s why any outdoors sleeping arrangement now starts with a good air mattress.

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The Bestway Alwayzaire inflatable mattress, which is available at Walmart.com, is made of dense polyester fabric and durable high gauge material, this airbed provides high levels of strength. A Fortech Airbed is 75% more puncture resistant and 150 times more impervious to scratches than a normal PVC airbed, making it the perfect blend of durability and comfort for camping outdoors.

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In addition, the unique top surface and surround frame design offers advanced support and helps to eliminate roll offs. When you are ready to store away, it easily deflates – simply place your flattened bed in the included carrying bag for easy transport and storage.

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The best part is that you’ll never have to worry about forgetting to pack an air pump. (It happens to the best of us). The built-in pump has an easy, one click operation that can inflate a queen size mattress in under three minutes with three different options for firmness.

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The settings are easily displayed, even in a darkened area, with the soft back light. If you are fortunate enough to have direct access to a power outlet, the pump even continuously monitors and maintains air pressure.

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ย A Fortech Airbed is 75% more puncture resistant and 150 times more impervious to scratches than a normal PVC airbed. With a built-in AlwayzAire pump, the bed inflates in 150 seconds so it is ready for bed when you are. The pump has an easy, one click operation with 3 options for airbed firmness.
This queen size Fortech airbed measures 80in. x 60in. x 17in. (2.03m x 1.52m x 43cm). Includes built-in 110-120V~ electric AlwayzAire pump (ETL approved) which continuously monitors and maintains air pressure. Inflates in 150 seconds. ย Now that you have a comfy place to sleep, here are a few more things to remember to make your next outdoors sleep over a little more pleasant:

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  1. Bug spray — In Florida, we have bugs year round. Being out in the woods, miles from the nearest convenience store is a bad place to be without bug spray.
  2. Spare propane — If you are planning on using a gas-powered stove or grill, it’s a good idea to have more fuel than you could possibly use. Because you will probably need it. Nothing is worse than trying to cook all of your meals over a campfire on the last day because you ran out of propane.
  3. Aluminum foil — You’d be surprised at how many uses foil has out in the wild. From cooking and saving food, to cleaning a grill, to a makeshift antenna, the foil is like the duct tape for outdoors survival. Which brings me to…
  4. Duct tape — This is pretty handy too by the way. You never know when you will need it!
  5. Generator or power supply — Obviously if you are going to have an electric pump for your air mattress, you are going to need power for it if you are in a primitive camping site. Don’t forget to bring spare fuel for that too.

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Do you like to go camping? What are your best tips for comfort?

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