Don’t try to use an evaporative cooler in a high humidity environment

I would go camping in the summer a lot more if it wasn’t so humid out at night during that time of the year.

As such, spring and autumn and usually milder climates for hiking and camping, even if you contend with the cooler evening hours.

I don’t like sweating in my sleeping bag and having my skin stick to the inner lining. My wife is much tougher than I am when it comes to “roughing it” in the wilderness because she camped with her father and brothers from the age of four years old. She learned how to build shelters, start fires, clean and cook fish, and other essential survival skills. Some days my wife talks about selling everything and living in an RV, but the specifics usually bring her back down to reality when she realizes the number of sacrifices we would be forced to make if we got rid of our home and lived on the road exclusively. That’s why I’m happy to go camping with her anytime she wants to satisfy that urge, even if that means I’m uncomfortable in warm summer temperatures. One day I was browsing the clearance aisle at the local superstore and saw this product called a personal air cooler and thought it would be perfect for summer camping. I was wrong in so many ways, not realizing I had bought a cheap and ineffective version of an evaporative cooler. The worst part is that evaporative coolers usually only work effectively in environments with humidity levels below 50%. When we’re camping at night in the summer, sometimes the humidity is 100%. Then you’re just blowing hot air and water on your face with that cheap personal “air cooler.”

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