Hello. I am a very experienced camper. From backpacking, to car camping, to remote hunting camp camping, I have done it all. I am 37. In my 20s some years I slept 100 nights outside, one way or another. I am an avid outdoorsman, hunt and fish, and the thought of camping makes me just happy.
One more preface, I am a poor sleeper. I take tylonal PM to help me sleep, it makes a HUGE difference... that and earplugs pretty much allowed to exist in a tent/small cabin with other snoring men.
Recently, I have a new problem. I go to sleep fine, then wake up later and get clausterphobic/bad anxiety. I HAVE to get OUT. To the OUTSIDE. Last weekend, with my bro in the tent, I was about to jump out of my skin. I made a bunch of noise and took my bag/thermarest out by the fire... built it up and laid outside. I was HAPPY as crap. I didnt sleep that great, but wasnt anxious.
That was ok, but once this summer camping in a downpour I couldnt get out... I was trapped. It sucked. :-(
I DONT want to see a shrink. Anyone else run into this type hell?
thanks, sorry to be a first time poster with a need...