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Finding a Non-insulating Bed for Summer Camping

Gringos, that is, people from a northern European culture, have no appreciation for architecture in warm climates. I learned that when I went to Mexico a couple times in my RV, where I just loved the interior courtyards, high ceilings, bougainvilleas growing over a cheap wooden lattice overhead, etc. 

Or think of a languidly rotating ceiling fan in a dark room with high ceilings and protected with bug or solar screens, while a dusky maiden in a loose and gauzy dress, with a tropical flower in her hair, pours a chilled drink for you. (Eyelash-fluttering emojis are needed!)

More generally, the Gringo is totally mal-adapted to hot, sunny climates. Their clothing, their sleeping in the cool mornings, and their high activity levels in mid-day...

They are even so stupid as to deliberately expose that delicate white skin of theirs to the Western sun. 

The garment industry has outdoorsmen -- bicyclists especially -- brainwashed into buying tight-fitting, plasticey garments that are torture chambers in summer.

In Arizona (!) young guys will borrow insane amounts of money for a pickup truck, drive it around town without anything in the cargo bed, spend a fortune at the car wash, and choose dark colors -- even black!

Meanwhile, look at the common sense of dogs, as they dig a contoured hole into the cool ground in the shade of a tree. Oddly enough, the Gringo consumer has some common sense when it comes to buying doggie furniture:

Mesh doggie beds with air underneath them.

So why the hell do we try to sleep on thermal insulators, be they fiberfill, foam, goose feathers, memory foam, or hay! In South America they have enough sense to sleep in a hammock, which gets them away from heat as well as creepie-crawlies.

There are nice quiet fans that could move air underneath a mesh bed and keep it from getting to stove skillet temperatures. 

Thus the current project is to find mesh -- probably polyester mesh like "Textilene" -- and the right way to join it to a wooden rectangular bed frame.

The ideal choice might be the meshy fabric they use for "zero gravity" lounge chairs, except that it is hard to find those in the 30" width.



How about the mesh that's used on RV Sunscreens or Patio Covers.
Most Shops carry it by the roll.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.
Yes, Ric and Kathy, RV awning extensions, sunscreens for RV windows and windshields, patio umbrellas, and sunscreens for houses all use polyester screen like Textilene, I think. There is a cottage industry in a solar hellhole like Arizona making these things. I am waiting for a response from a Tucson company, but one can also go online, as long as you provide perfect measurements and eat a little risk.

If I just glue mine in place, I will just buy the screen by the yard, just like buying fabric at the fabric store. There is a patio supply store in Florida that might get my business.

Have to find the right adhesive.