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    Son's idea

    My 10 year old son entered the world of hammock camping with me a few months ago. He sees me on the computer working out ideas and wanted me to post his idea:

    He suggested we use these car sponges as camping pillows.

    2.5 oz
    Soft terry cloth
    compresses to size of a softball
    $1.97
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    What a way for a kid to stay on the right track! Keep him hangin', Dad!

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    Excellent idea. Should work great! Good thinkin'!!

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    very cool idea!

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    and if you use a fleece cozy for the freezer bag cooking it can double as a pillow cover...

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    Can you tell me what the un-squished size is? Also, where did you buy them?
    Great idea from your son! Looks like he's gonna be a natural.

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    Unsquished 9" long, 4" wide and 3" deep with a slight contour.
    Walmart automotive section.
    It is about 1/2 or maybe 1/3 the size of the camping pillows that at Walmart that are around $6 - 8.

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    I used another lightweight pillow for a little while:

    Take one kids floatie - there will be a sealed seam on one side, cut it. Blow it up and you have a pillow that deflates, and weighs next to nothing.

    Nice idea on the sponge though!
    Just another Ham in a Hammock....

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    pillow

    very cool

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    I like it!

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