C-PAP users
General Topic
Contributors to this thread:
kyrob 04-Aug-19
Screwball 04-Aug-19
Candor 04-Aug-19
bowslam 04-Aug-19
sleepyhunter 04-Aug-19
IdyllwildArcher 05-Aug-19
Trophyseeker 05-Aug-19
Screwball 05-Aug-19
kyrob 05-Aug-19
76aggie 13-Aug-19
dg72a 13-Aug-19
txhunter58 13-Aug-19
Aluminum Rain 13-Aug-19
G-Man 14-Aug-19
CPAhunter 15-Aug-19
From: kyrob
04-Aug-19
Had to get a c-pap and was wondering what you guys do when you are on hunting trips? Also, do any of you use the "so clean" type cleaners? Do they work as advertised? I have been doing the soap and water clean but seems I remember it when it's bedtime. Any info appreciated.

From: Screwball
04-Aug-19
Kyrob, on year 8 now. Have a disturbance every 17 seconds, would have been dead within 10 years. Wish I had it sooner. Use it all the time. In bear camp or deer camp it easy,but same as elk camp. I hunted the Bob Marshall wilderness 5 years ago and took mine. Got a converter and deep cell marine battery. 10 hour horseback ride in. Still worked but got cold at night and caused condensation in the hose. Much better and smaller units available, also solar chargers etc. today.

From: Candor
04-Aug-19
A mouthpiece is an alternative for some folks when power is not available and weight is a factor.

On my CPAP I do not use the humidifier. It took some getting use to but makes it much easier to keep clean.

From: bowslam
04-Aug-19
Absolutely get a SoClean machine. It's the best time saver to clean your system. You can turn it on manually or put it on the timer like I do. I use mine in a trailer but have had friends that run the c-pap and SoClean on a 12 volt battery. But, you have to use an adapter which I believe is a 24 volt for your c-pap. ResMed 90W converter 12v to 24v. SoClean also has a travel bag that can be used which is smaller and lighter.

From: sleepyhunter
04-Aug-19
I agree get a SoClean machine, unless you want frequent sinus infections. Been using C-pap since 2013.

05-Aug-19

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From: Trophyseeker
05-Aug-19
I use a mouthpiece when in the backcountry. It is not as effective as the cpap but way better than nothing.

From: Screwball
05-Aug-19
Sorry I forgot. I got a SOClean for Christmas. Great investment. So much easier and better. Still wash machine once a month but better than every day.

From: kyrob
05-Aug-19
Thanks for the info guys. Guess I’ll get a so clean and go from there.

From: 76aggie
13-Aug-19
I used a CPAP for years and about 5 years ago, lost a bunch of weight and don't need one anymore. I have used a Honda 2000 generator on an truck hunt in Colorado. Have used a CPAP battery (the camp had a generator during the day to recharge it) as well as a truck battery with an inverter attached. Lot's of outfitters in remote areas have generators they run during the day but turn off at night. One year we had several CPAP guys in camp and one guy with an electronically assisted prosthetic leg. The outfitter used more gasoline but ran the generator all night to accomodate us. Sure wish they would have had those cleaners when I used a CPAP as it probably would have saved me a ton of sinus infections.

From: dg72a
13-Aug-19
Just bought my permanent cpap machine today, and bought a soclean as well. Have heard good things about soclean.

From: txhunter58
13-Aug-19
I use a Z-quiet mouthpiece and a breath-rite nasal strip when I am camping and without electricity. I tried a lot of various mouthpieces before trying that one and within 3 days of using it i stopped being in pain every morning when I woke up. I wasn’t getting restful sleep and my muscles would hurt every morning before trying the z-quiet. I felt so much better it convinced me to get a CPAP. Machine is definitely better but for me the Mouthpiece works “adequately” for a few days.

13-Aug-19
Has anyone tried a ResMed Air Mini? Looks like the answer for backpack hunters if a battery holds or can be charged.

From: G-Man
14-Aug-19
For in the back country I bought a Human Design Medical Z2, with a Expion360 EXP 72Pro Battery Bank to try out. It should be good for around 5 days without recharging it. Total weight for the cpap, hose, mask and battery with connections is 4.56lbs. The unit is loader than a regular size one but i have gotten use to it. It also can be recharged by a 18V 40W solar charger when you get their solar controller.

From: CPAhunter
15-Aug-19
For sure get the so-clean. You might check out a booster pack - the new ones are lightweight, not sure how long it holds a charge. https://www.walmart.com/ip/MSD-GB40-Battery-Charger/46605770?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222227036810479&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=72948686809&wl4=pla-162717530449&wl5=9019725&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=46605770&veh=sem&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIy5qLvYSG5AIVg4rICh0l7QNiEAQYBSABEgJFkvD_BwE

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