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    Anti-sliding pad tips?

    I plan to use my Thermarest CCF pad for insulation. Can you recommend tips to keep it from sliding around while I'm sleeping?

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    A double layer hammock can help, if it's got ties or a zip then even better

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    Don't inflate pad all the way. I use Big Agness bag/pad that helps a lot too , for me anyway.

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    I've got an old thermarest I used back in my tenting days (and tonight with my kids). I painted on a grid of clear silicone on the slick side to keep it from moving around on the tent floor. Works like a champ.

    Use a 1" foam brush and mix up some silicone/thinner like you're planning to seam seal a tarp. I painted on about a 6" grid pattern but you can put on more or less depending on your preference. If it's too tacky (collecting dirt), then dust it with a little talc.

    Another option I've never tried but heard about is making a sleeve out of some of that grippy shelf liner. Unroll a piece long enough to go around your pad and sew/glue it together. Then just pull it off the pad when you don't need it.

    Good luck....

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    Look at other options.

    Longer and wider pads, 40" wide or more, don't slip as much, I think. I certainly haven't ever had a slippage problem with my 60 X 40" Oware pad. Gossamer offers a similar one.

    Besides the benefit of little to no slipping, the Oware and Gossamer pads are significantly lighter and cheaper while, IMO, offering the same or superior insulation.

    But the Oware is bulky to pack...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddleback View Post
    Look at other options.

    Longer and wider pads, 40" wide or more, don't slip as much, I think. I certainly haven't ever had a slippage problem with my 60 X 40" Oware pad. Gossamer offers a similar one.

    Besides the benefit of little to no slipping, the Oware and Gossamer pads are significantly lighter and cheaper while, IMO, offering the same or superior insulation.

    But the Oware is bulky to pack...

    FB
    I'm trying to find the Oware 60 x 40 pad....and I can't locate. Is Oware USA?
    Do you have a link?
    Thanks a bunch

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    Quote Originally Posted by zukiguy View Post
    I've got an old thermarest I used back in my tenting days (and tonight with my kids). I painted on a grid of clear silicone on the slick side to keep it from moving around on the tent floor. Works like a champ.

    Use a 1" foam brush and mix up some silicone/thinner like you're planning to seam seal a tarp. I painted on about a 6" grid pattern but you can put on more or less depending on your preference. If it's too tacky (collecting dirt), then dust it with a little talc.
    Superb idea, might have to borrow that one

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    Quote Originally Posted by zukiguy View Post
    I painted on a grid of clear silicone on the slick side to keep it from moving around on the tent floor. Works like a champ.
    I do something similar to my inflatable pillows. I agree, works like a champ.

    You can do dots, stripes, grids, smiley faces, ... just about any pattern.

    And, you can put it on the pad or the hammock/tent floor, or both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post
    I do something similar to my inflatable pillows. I agree, works like a champ.

    You can do dots, stripes, grids, smiley faces, ... just about any pattern.

    And, you can put it on the pad or the hammock/tent floor, or both.

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    Yay, Kitchen Liner!

    +1 on the non-skid kitchen liner! Yesterday finally tried out my dollar store 1-foot wide, 5 foot long, super thin, maybe 3 ounces silicone(?) liner. http://www.dollartree.com/Grip-Shelf...1980/index.pro I unrolled it into the bottom of my Chrysalis hammock and put my prolite pad on top. Previously, even a breeze would make the pad slide around like a greased pig playing shuffleboard! I had taken to putting my pad inside the bag with me, otherwise-- combined with my slippery sleeping bag--my tossing and turning would cause me to risk sliding out of the hammock entirely.

    And even this setup led to lots of entanglements since the pad slid around in the bag.

    But the liner works great! It was a a short test, but under my considerable load, and despite my twisting and turning trying to see if it would slide around, that sucker didn't seem to move at all! At maybe 3 ounces and the packed size of a baseball, I'm excited!

    Now that I read Zukiguy's post, I'm going to seriously consider glueing it together into a kind of sleeve that I can slip on and off the pad. I like that, either way, I don't have to glue anything onto the pad though that's my next move if this doesn't work.

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