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Loud Snoring

Postby maverick » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:43 am

How many of you are loud snorers? Do your backpacking buddies set up their tents far
away from yours? Have you been awakened or kept up long hours because of a snorer
in the backcountry? What did you do to stop the snorer? I wonder if loud snoring would
deter bears from coming into ones camp or would the sound attract them? :D
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Re: Loud Snoring

Postby rlown » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:54 pm

I don't snore.. :D My wife does. If i actually do, i think it deters bears, rodents and of course sasquatch.
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Re: Loud Snoring

Postby Wandering Daisy » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:55 pm

Good quality industrial ear plugs. I do not go with out them. And if the snoring exceeds the sound reduction limits of my ear plugs, I jab them in the ribs. If I have to be awake, so do they.
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Re: Loud Snoring

Postby sparky » Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:12 pm

I do snore, but only loud enough to annoy my significant other :)

I guess I mostly go solo, so not sure if I annoy others.
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Re: Loud Snoring

Postby SSSdave » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:36 pm

I never snore but most of my brothers do and so have others I've frequently backpacked with. I absolutely cannot stand the sound of others snoring. One of my brothers snoring is incredibly disgusting but have not backpacked with him for nearly two decades. Despite my near retirement age, I very much hope to find a compatible woman to live out the rest of my years with. And one thing is very certain. She cannot snore.

In the backcountry I simply tent well away from any that may snore. And often use ear plugs when first trying to go to sleep each evening even when solo. After I wake up and am drowsy will take them out since it effects breathing to some degree. Others that snore always seem to have a knack for falling asleep quickly. If I have to waken them to stop them snoring, they invariably will fall asleep quickly then start snoring again before I have any chance of sleeping. So have learned to find alternative spots to move to at night if need be. Thus will pick up my freestanding tent and relocate.
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Re: Loud Snoring

Postby freestone » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:09 am

My snoring has sucessfully protected me from unwanted bear and human intrusion into my camp since 1995! :)
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Re: Loud Snoring

Postby Vaca Russ » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:46 pm

Wandering Daisy wrote:Good quality industrial ear plugs. I do not go with out them. And if the snoring exceeds the sound reduction limits of my ear plugs, I jab them in the ribs. If I have to be awake, so do they.


Ha! I know another girl who uses that technique. :D

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