Question about camping in big bear . Weather related ?

I will be going tent camping up in the big bear mountains. At night the Temperature will drop to 27 degrees! I will of course bring thick clothing and warm boots ! We will be sleeping on a air mattress in the tent with a bunch of thick blankets. Will this be okay in 27 degree weather ? Is that too cold for humans to be sleeping outside? I don’t want to get hypothermia or anything like that lol I know this is probably a dumb question but I’m just curious if it’s safe or not!

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  • 3 months ago

    You won't get hypothermia, but you will be uncomfortable the whole night. 

    This happened to me once, and here are what I learned from it.

    I will bring the following item to ensure the camp experience is comfortable.

    (1) Thick cabin socks. 

    (2) A cheap TENT/INDOOR propane powered heater. (Like $50.Don't buy the large one, u gonna be so hot u gonna sweat.)

    (3) A few Yaktrax Hand Warmer ( Just take it out of the package and put it inside the bottom of your socks where the toes at, it'll stay warm the entire night.)

    (4) A wool beanie.

    (5) A wool scarf. (IMPORTANT! Last time I got so cold because my neck kept got exposed at night. And put a few hand warmer into your scarf too.)

    BUT if you gonna buy the propane heater then you really only need the blanket and wool socks.

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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Safe or not is a good question. I would like to know if you would be safe in staid of freezing.

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  • Rick
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    5 months ago

    Protected by a tent that is certainly not too cold. I find your equipment choices a little sketchy. I would prefer a real sleeping bag rated appropriately for the expected temps along with some sort of insulating ground pad. While air mattresses are comfortable in mild weather, once the ground is cold the air in the mattress will wick heat away from your body. Closed cell foam pads can be had for twenty bucks or less while with more sophisticated insulated sleep systems the sky is the limit.

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