Originally Posted by swami maximus
I was wondering if anyone has some good homemade suggestions for dealing with mattress moisture. I have searched these forums
but cant seem to find anything that specifically address this issue. A lot of talk about it, but not much on what to do with it. I was thinking of either taking the mattress out and drying it thoroughly, then covering it with a plastic of sorts to prevent penetrating moisture. OR... getting a bunch of milk crates and cutting them apart to form a grid and then using thick mesh to keep my foam from filling the small squares of the grid. Bunk, grid, mesh, mattress... Sound good or does anyone have a better idea?
I've been using Hypervent [as others have mentioned] or similar products for 30+ years living aboard
in latitudes 56N-62N. I always run it up the sides and ends of the mattress as well. It breathes whether covered with blankets or not...
I also have been making my own fleece bedrolls [the size of the mattress] for this long as well. Much warmer and easier to 'make the bed'...
If you want something higher tech, look into the Froli
If you perform a 'Google custom search' on this forum you will find lots of other discussions about this topic...
Dry the mattress soon before you have mold
and mildew to deal with...