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Car Camping Sleeping Pad?

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Offline badknees

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Re: Car Camping Sleeping Pad?
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2010, 08:48:51 PM »
Another issue with the inflatable mattresses is that if the site is not level (e.g. site 49 in the Basin), you might find yourself slowly sliding to one end of the tent as the night goes on.


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Re: Car Camping Sleeping Pad?
« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2010, 08:52:04 PM »
Another issue with the inflatable mattresses is that if the site is not level (e.g. site 49 in the Basin), you might find yourself slowly sliding to one end of the tent as the night goes on.

You can always put the pad between the footprint and your tent bottom.  :icon_wink:
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Re: Car Camping Sleeping Pad?
« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2010, 09:01:25 PM »
Yep! It IS big. I use a 3 man REI Taj tent for my non-backpacking shelter. The Aerobed twin took up about 2/3rds of the floor area. Didn't really bother me since I was camping solo. I still had plenty of room for the stuff that tends to accumulate in my tent over the course of several days.
   Bill

That's one problem with the el-cheapo mattresses I've seen - the size.  At least inside a tent, a twin is just waaayy too big.
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Re: Car Camping Sleeping Pad?
« Reply #33 on: September 08, 2010, 09:17:10 PM »
Another issue with the inflatable mattresses is that if the site is not level (e.g. site 49 in the Basin), you might find yourself slowly sliding to one end of the tent as the night goes on.
Sounds like the voice of experience speaking....... Rough night??
All I know is when I went to sleep, my feet weren't touching the end of the tent, but in the morning they were. Happened all three nights we were at that site.

You can always put the pad between the footprint and your tent bottom.  :icon_wink:
That would probably work better with a pad than the 6 inch think inflatable mattress I borrowed for the trip.

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Re: Car Camping Sleeping Pad?
« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2010, 06:02:51 AM »
A little slide and my feet touching the tent by morning would be the least of my worries. If you slept long enough to notice the difference when you awoke, you did well, my friend. What with getting up for making water a few times and tossing around all night, checking my watch - if I manage to sleep for one uninterrupted hour, I count myself lucky.

 


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