Re: [sig] Pennsic comfort
- --- Castalia <castalia@...> wrote:
> >Unless you're talking about those foam camping mats that are only
> >about an inch thick, the kind that inflate a little when you
> >them. They might insulate a little better, but they'd kill my
> The very same. Only and inch thick or so, inflate when you unroll,
> but they are well insulated. I usually freeze my tush at camping
> activities, and last Pennsic I shuddered and shook on toilet
> breaks, but was
> not chilled in my tent.
> I don't know if your products are different in America, but the mat
> I bought
> in Canada has worked well for me. The regular air mattresses are
> death to
> ISNo, we have the self-inflating mats here, too. It's just that I had
back surgery in February, so I'm a little tender still. I slept on a
three inch thick futon mattress at Easter and was in incredible pain.
My lord swears to me that it will be better padded when we camp. I
am taking an air mattress just in case. He hates them, but if it's
what I need so I can get a decent night's sleep and walk in the
morning, he'll have to deal.
I haven't tried insulating one on the ground, as he did build us a
bed, and that eliminates the temperature problems. A thick blanket
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>I haven't tried insulating one on the ground, as he did build us aTry laying a space blanket (shiny silver crinkly mylar, buy just about
>bed, and that eliminates the temperature problems. A thick blanket
anywhere) underneath the air mattress, shiny side up. It should help keep
the cold from circulating too much. For those that use a cushion on the
ground, slipping a space blanket between you and the ground helps
immensely. Anyway, they are nice to have around for emergencies, are
cheap, and they don't take up much space.
--Yana, already reading the camping books