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   Posted 5/22/2009 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
So, I am a firm believer, that just because this disease tries to make our lifes miserable, we shouldn't have to sacrafice anything.....just have to do some work arounds. I was put on night o2 in October and now depending on sats and air quality, I use during the day too.
So, my question is, how do you go camping when you absolutely need it when you sleep, but the stupid tanks only last about 3 hours............. and you can't leave an air compressor plugged into the car, because it will kill the battery and several times the car isn't always right next to the campsite.......
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   Posted 5/23/2009 5:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Lin Care gives me 6 to 8 tanks of portable air that way i can go & do anything anywhere I want.If I needed more for a trip the can supply it or I can contact one of there sites in another city & get more oxygen cylanders........

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   Posted 5/26/2009 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Catherine,

Sorry, I don't know much about oxygen, as I have never been on it.
However a few things I remember from when my friend was on it, was that having a liquid oxygen tank in the house was better than a regular one. She could take oxygen from that to use in portable cylinders, and they lasted longer than regular portable oxygen cylinders. A full cylinder could last upto 10 hours on a 2 litre rate.
However the compressors were extremely expensive and I think in the UK they only let them out to people who are on constant oxygen. However I'm unsure what the status is like on this elsewhere in the world.

I know on a lot of ous campsites, they have plugs next to where you have your tent. You can have extensions from the plug sockets, so you can have or 6 things plugged in at once. Once of these things could be an oxygen compressor. Do they have anything like this where you live? Maybe rather than stopping camping totally, just looking for a campsite with electricity sockets?
I know compressors are huge though, so not sure how possible this would be anyway. Just thought it was a good suggestion to get round the problem.

Sorry can't be more helpful. Hope you're ok, or if not, at least feeling better than normal!

Gem xx
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