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19540Re: [Hammock Camping] An oversize miltary foam pad---too much of a good thing?

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  • j.a. tackett
    Nov 10, 2008
      do not get me wrong ....and i am not trying to rain on your parade.....from what the guy at
      HH in B.C. told me the type of inuslated foam pad you want to use...will slide around under you all night...have you found out something different?

      --- On Sun, 11/9/08, Blake Robert <xflagstaff9@...> wrote:

      From: Blake Robert <xflagstaff9@...>
      Subject: [Hammock Camping] An oversize miltary foam pad---too much of a good thing?
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Sunday, November 9, 2008, 12:32 PM

      One can find almost anything on ebay with an investment of patience over days or weeks and a good selection of search terms. I wanted an oversize military type foam pad for use in my netless HH---and, my Lawson-if I ever get around to using it.
      What I found was a foam pad 72" long, 32" wide, and 1/2" thick. It cost a reasonable $12.49 but the UPS charge was $10---high from Mesa to Flagstaff but a second one only cost an additional $6 shipment charge so I ordered two. They were there the next day.
      Now, I have something that is almost too much of a good thing!!!!!!!
      As far as width---it woud do a bit of overlapping the edge of the hammock at the foot end and at the head-so, I am tempted to trim both those ends.
      Even in the hip-shoulders area----32" is a bit too generous. I am not Andre the Giant.
      Another factor---this may be the same type foam inside as the military ones---but, the outside has a more slippery texture. I can see both plusses and minuses in that feature.
      Any ideas????
      Here are links to photographs showing the new foam pad compared to a standard military issue one.
      http://s457. photobucket. com/albums/ qq297/flagstaffb ackpackers/ ?action=view& current=CIMG0463 b.jpg

      http://s457. photobucket. com/albums/ qq297/flagstaffb ackpackers/ ?action=view& current=CIMG0464 .jpg

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