Camping by some kind of cool water source is a good idea for many reasons, but a simple cold shower or swim before bed can bring your body temperature down enough to get you to sleep.
Hopefully, once your body relaxes, you stay cool enough to make it to morning. Also, no one should be camping in any climate without Dr. Bronner’s Soap, but in case you’ve yet to be tuned in to this little fact, the Peppermint has a cooling effect on your skin. (It’s a must have for rashes as well.)
This is usually the last option, but when all else fails, wrap yourself in a damp towel. It sounds awful… It is awful. But if you’re backpacking, eventually you have to get some shut eye.
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