Two months ago I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea. During the sleep study I woke up 392 times in 8 hours. I was also told I had stopped breathing multiple times. This surprised me as I'm not your tipical sleep apnea patient. I work out 6 days a week. I am 6'2" and weigh in at 210 pounds. My doctor told me he has marathon runners that have this. Anyway, I was fitted with a full mask and given a machine (the Resmed model). The change in my life was substantial. I sleep well every night. I actually like the mask. I have a ton more energy and can't believe I worked full time for a year or more with absolutely no energy and having the urge to fall asleep at the drop of a dime. Two weeks ago we made our first camping trip with the CPAP machine. My greatest worry was if I would be able to sleep in the camper with it on. No problem. The only issue I had was camp fire smoke. I love camp fires and love the smell. What surprised me was the smell of campfire smoke for a week after we camped coming from my CPAP machine. Yes, I cleaned the machine, hose and mask. In fact, I changed out the mask. I may order a spare hose so I can use one just for camping and the other at home. Other than that I have these changes I will make: 1. I will keep the machine, mask and hose in my tow vehicle when not in use. This if very important when I am drying the mask and hose after cleaning. 2. I will rinse and refill the water reservore each day so I don't have smoky distilled water smell. It really wasn't that bad to smell camp fire for week after the trip. As with anything else you get used to it. For those of you new to the CPAP machine, keep it up. It gets more natural as you use it. You will have more energy and feel better. If you have any other suggestions for using the CPAP while camping please let me know. Note, we only camp at campgrounds that have electric hook ups.