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Is there a compact CPAP I can take backpacking? Ha!

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Is there a compact CPAP I can take backpacking? Ha!

Postby fortunateson » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:49 pm

I doubt it, but I thought I'd ask.

Anyway, I just went for my titration and should be getting a machine any day now. It has me thinking that I'll have to give up on one of my favorite (though not often engaged) activities.

battery + inverter + cpap = backpacking?!?

I like to experiment with electronics, so I'm going to try to figure this puzzle out.
I'll let y'all know if I get this problem licked!
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Postby Bearded One » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:06 pm

battery + cpap = backpacking?!?
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Postby bdz » Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:19 pm

There are a number of people who love camping and have managed to work things out. I did a search and came up with this one link. There may be more.

http://apneasupport.org/viewtopic.php?p ... pap#127438
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Postby nitro71 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:26 pm

I'm sure you'll be alright for a night of backpacking without it. I'm sure there'll be people yelling bloody murder bout this to. But you are alive now. You'll be fine for one night without it to.
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Postby Vicki » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:22 am

The AEIOmed Everest (total weight with battery = 6.65 lbs) and BreatheX (total weight with battery = 2.5 lbs) have integrated batteries.

Many PAPs have DC connections for running off of batteries and Battery Geeks sell CPAP specific batteries. But if you want to backpack into the deep woods, one of the above two would be the lightest and most compact.

When running off battery, humidifiers take too much power, so length of operation is without a humidifier and usually lasts 1 to 2 days.

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