- I had an idea today, and before I try it, I wanted to see if anyone
else had tried it. In an attemt to address the cold issue, I am
making a pad from a space blanket and a layer of fleece. Given that I
use a GVP G4, and so carry a Z-Rest anyway, I am also going to
provide a pocket for the Z-Rest. However, I have heard that one
problem with the homemade sleep pad is the tendency to slide around.
This is certainly true with the Z-Rest. My thought is to put some
quarter sized dollops of silicon glue (McNett Seam Grip) on the space
blanket side. These patches of silicon would grip the fabric and keep
the pad from moving around. If I can't get it to stick to the mylar,
I might sew a layer of 1.1 oz silnylon on the down side. This would
then make the sleeping pad a water resistent ground cloth when using
the HH above the tree line with hiking poles, as well as protecting
So, has anyone tried this, or am I the guinea pig?
Regards, and good night,
I've heard of people doing this to the hammock itself.
I've never had sliding problems with a wide enough
pad, so I haven't attempted it. Sounds good though.
--- cerddwr <gordon-price@...> wrote:
> is to put some__________________________________________________
> quarter sized dollops of silicon glue (McNett Seam
> Grip) on the space
> blanket side. These patches of silicon would grip
> the fabric and keep
> the pad from moving around.
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