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    Toss a reflective sheet just above tent secured to poles,peg a damp cloth or towel over entrance to tent and open one tent window. Air blowing over wet towel into tent will cool it down
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    Met the guy that makes these!
    Works fantastically well and quiet as a mouse!
    You can have it outside the tent with a section of that expandable ducting from Builders.
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    We are also camping in Mozambique at the end of December for 12 nights.

    Have anyone tried these or similar?

    https://www.takealot.com/milex-antar...e/PLID52854644


    https://www.takealot.com/arctic-cool...e/PLID51978888


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    After reading some reviews on Amazon I do not think it will be sufficient for a tent. However, will still be interesting to hear if anyone do use it?
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    I did post here but seems its deleted. There are places without power and cellphone signals. Without power there is not much you can do. I try to utilize the prevailing wind. On those wind still nights, its a challenge. What is the coolest bedding available? Somebody said sheep skin keep you cool? I use a pump up bed. Evaporitive cooling increase the problem in humid climates. A challenge indeed.

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    When previously camping with ground tent used either a nylon domeor otherwise canvas tentco done tent 2.5 x 2.5m and 1.8m high under a very well anchored 3x3m gazebo. Best shade solution with tree shade a bonus. Important gazebo roof sheet has
    Drain holes at lowest middle point on all four sides in case roof sheet not taught enough and water starts accumulating on the roof sheet.

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    Oh othewise water spray shirt/towel on bed under feet, with a 2l garden pressure spray bottle. I never but never go anywhere without this spray bottle.

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    my gazebo i added extra anchors for this water accumulation. learned my lesson. Silver tarp over it all. Don't understand your wet towel. doesn't it wet the bed? I sweat a lot. Do you put it at the foot end.

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    There are a lot of foefies out there, ice in containers with pc fans blowing over it or whole zoo of you tube "innovations" and most of them have only one problem and that is volume. The guy with his Peltier cooling system might be irritated in winter if he sits in front of the box. The unit only cools 10 deg below ambient and battles to maintain that in a cooler box, also sticking the box together with hot glue ....... Primary objective is to avoid the sun hitting any part of the tent.

    At this point in time aircon is 220 only but watch this space, I am privy to some interesting innovations happening right now and one of them is a 12v aircon specifically built for caravans. It operates on a similar compressor and evaporator as used in the 12v fridges With the addition of a fan or two in an impressive looking box. It is estimated that the power consumption would be in the range of 4A or less and first Demo models have been built and passed the initial tests. With a bit of luck they should be ready for production soon and yes they will have adequate volume for Moz in Dec
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    Quote Originally Posted by bertus View Post
    my gazebo i added extra anchors for this water accumulation. learned my lesson. Silver tarp over it all. Don't understand your wet towel. doesn't it wet the bed? I sweat a lot. Do you put it at the foot end.
    Yes put a towel at the foot end and spray it wet (ie not totally soaked). It will wet the foot end of a eg self inflatng matrass but when its close to 40 at night in the Kwai in December - its a question of survival

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    Thanks will try.

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    Low tech option is shade cloth above your tent.
    Australian Coolaroo is a good brand with squares, triangles and rectangle shapes in various sizes: from Makro or Builders Warehouse.
    You could pour water around your campsite and benefit from evaporative cooling effect.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITtlxjvLQis

    Found this, definitely going to build it and test it out this Dec.

    thanks for the thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The NewGuy View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITtlxjvLQis

    Found this, definitely going to build it and test it out this Dec.

    thanks for the thread!

    nevermind, seeing all the commentary on this makes it clear that it's not as efficient as it appears.
    Back to the drawing board.

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    Prototype 1

    It works - needs some tweaks, but in essence, it works surprisingly well.
    Small 12v water pump to circulate through the foam and fan pulls air through the water running through the foam.
    Ran it for 5 hours and it barely lost a litre of H2O.
    Need to up the velocity (2xfans) and experiment with other foams. Haven't even started to look at the ducting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The NewGuy View Post
    Prototype 1

    It works - needs some tweaks, but in essence, it works surprisingly well.
    Small 12v water pump to circulate through the foam and fan pulls air through the water running through the foam.
    Ran it for 5 hours and it barely lost a litre of H2O.
    Need to up the velocity (2xfans) and experiment with other foams. Haven't even started to look at the ducting.
    Very interesting. Can you maybe explain or send a link to how this work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andreasjsn View Post
    We are also camping in Mozambique at the end of December for 12 nights.

    Have anyone tried these or similar?

    https://www.takealot.com/milex-antar...e/PLID52854644


    https://www.takealot.com/arctic-cool...e/PLID51978888


    Edit:
    After reading some reviews on Amazon I do not think it will be sufficient for a tent. However, will still be interesting to hear if anyone do use it?
    I haven't used these myself, but I got excited when I saw one on promotion at Makro. While I was there testing it however, 2 people came to get refunds. I decided against it.

    It did feel a bit cool to me but the returners said pretty useless anywhere they tried it.
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    Well, it cannot lower the ambient (surrounding air, in the shade) temperature. So, if the ambient temp is 40 deg. don't expect your tent to be 30 (or even 39 deg) inside. It WILL however prevent the direct sun radiation reaching the tent itself, and thus raising the inside temp.



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