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Re: [at-l] Sleeping pad technique question
- Subject: Re: [at-l] Sleeping pad technique question
- From: Bakwudz%40aol%2Ecom
- Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 20:29:01 -0400 (EDT)
In a message dated 97-09-03 19:56:06 EDT, email@example.com (Jim Mayer)
<< I have a question for those of you who have successfully used 3/4 length
I've used a 3/4 length RidgeRest for my last few outings, and haven't been
completely happy. I find the pad comfortable enough as long as I sleep on
my back (turning on my side makes my arm go numb). My real problem,
though, is... (drum roll)...
What do you put under your feet
I usually use my empty pack, since everything else previously inside it is
either in use for sleeping, or bear-bagged and hanging in a tree. As for the
full length RidgeRest, and the ThermaRest Ultralite Long, I have used both.
The Ultralite, IMHO, is still too heavy! It is fairly comfortable, though.
The RidgeRest is not bad, but at my dainty little weight (230 lbs. <G>), it
is too soft and thin. The pad that I have been using successfully of late is
the good old 3/4 length, half-inch thick closed-cell foam pad--in fact, mine
is even a military surplus item! (read: dirt cheap!) It doesn't look like
much, but I have found it to work the best for me. Also, I haven't noticed
any marked difference in insulation quality--they all seem the same for me.
(BTW, I use two pads in winter.)
Anyone else out there revert to the "old stand-by" closed cell pads?