As a person with sleep apnea and actively using a CPAP Machine every night, camping in it's minimal, literal sense has been out of the question as of late because of the need for power to keep the machine going. I need a machine to sleep as sleep apnea untreated can lead to a number of problems if a machine is not in use.


Traditional camping as everyone knows usually does not consist of any power source unless trucked in like a power generator of sorts. I tried to camp without a CPAP machine only one time, and needless to say, I didn't get any sleep at all.

If you aren't familiar to what a CPAP machine is, according to Wikipedia, Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a form of positive airway pressure (PAP) ventilation in which a constant level of pressure greater than atmospheric pressure is continuously applied to the upper respiratory tract of a person.

Recently I went on a fishing trip and I used a small gas powered Honda generator to power my machine I had success in using it, however it was a bit noisy. The campground director let me know after the first night that generators had to be shut off after 10 pm. Despite telling them I needed it to sleep, I was told, "rules are rules".

After finding a place suitable for a little noise during the night, I powered my machine with the generator. The only problem with the generator is that I had to wake up every 3 or so hours to fuel it back up, anything bigger, none of us would slept.

As soon as the trip was over I searched the internet for a solution, because there had to be one, right?

I recently became wise to batteries made to handle CPAP machines amongst other things. Amazon has batteries that are rated at 72000 milliamp hours and from the reviews on amazon and YouTube can last for a few days depending on what CPAP one uses and how you use it.

I chose this one to test out, and hopefully I can use this and finally go camping and not have to worry about a power source.

Amazon via Renology
Amazon via Renology

You can look for yourself at that battery or other options HERE.

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