The hobby has gone in the direction of 24-hour events for a long time, and a lot of the focus on soldier life has been on how to live with a tent, pack and haversack. I sleep on the ground at most of the events I attend, but I have been blessed with exceptionally good health. We need to continue to make room for people who for reasons of health or choice, choose to do their sleeping in a hotel room or RV. I'm not an event organizer, just a lowly 2nd sergeant, but I think planning "endex" times in when people who need to cut loose for their place of lodging and firm start-up times in the morning are part of the answer. I've slept in my car plenty of times, but then again, being pretty small, it's been fairly comfortable. Is the quality of the event really improved by where you sleep? Philosophically, we need to stop looking down our noses at people who don't "rough it" and just realize that for a number of reasons that doesn't work for them.
Pine River Boys, Co I, 7th Wisconsin
"We're... Christians, what read the Bible and foller what it says about lovin' your enemies and carin' for them what despitefully use you -- that is, after you've downed 'em good and hard."
-Si Klegg and His Pard Shorty