Originally Posted by Sweeper
Don't discount the bag 'o leaves idea at all - one of the things I always have in my pack is a large black plastic trash bag - filling that with leaves and using it as a torso cushion works VERY well. If I had thought to do that in the second picture above I would have had a very nice night since it was January and there were ample leaves everywhere.
I figure if it worked for our distant ancestors for bedding, it will still work for us in a pinch!
All these awesome suggestions
Just so happens that I use a contractor grade trashbag as my pack liner, never thought about turning it into a mattress