Portable A/C for camping is expensive weekend purchase

Some of my friends have more money than good ideas.

It was very clear when a friend of mine purchased a portable AC unit for camping.

The portable AC unit was $279. My friends and I planned to vote camping over the 4th of July weekend. We made the plans months and months in advance and we knew not the temperatures would be extremely warm and humid. When John saw the forecast, he started to get nervous. He tried to back out of the weekend, and I politely reminded him that he is the only one in the group with a boat. I told him that he was being a baby and 98° isn’t that much hotter than 94 degrees. John complained for 3 days in a row and then he stopped by one night with the solution to his problem. He bought a portable AC unit from the hardware store and he was planning to take it on the camping trip. The portable AC unit was big and bulky and it had additional accessories that needed to be installed. I thought it was a terrible idea and a really expensive purchase for three days of camping. On our fourth of July weekend, we saw the portable AC unit in action for the first time. It definitely cooled down the inside of the tent, but there was a lot of moisture on the tent fabric. It also took up half of the space inside of the tent. John seems perfectly happy with the AC unit and he never complained about the temperatures one time.


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