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    Neat Frost Design Meets ME

    Being new to hanging and being uncomfortably cool on my first hang in the early spring last year I decided to figure out a way to insulate the bottom side before it got too cold. UQs are just too expensive, even if I wanted to try to make my own so I started researching pad systems

    I came across Frost's neat sheet pad and figured I could do something similar.

    To say I butchered it may be an understatement but it does work, at least on the living room floor. I'm going to give it a try this weekend.

    I used a ridgerest (already had) and a WM blue CCF, some $1 bin camo nylon. I may have less than $10 in it not counting the RR I already had.

    There is enough room to slide in an extra pad or sun visor. A quick roll produces a 8" diameter by 20" wide package. Wt. is well under my 3/4 Thermarest that I carry when on the ground.

    So, with all due respect, thanks, and apologies to Mr. Frost, there is my first attempt at a pad.
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    Senior Member Just Jeff's Avatar
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    Looks like a fine project...interested to hear how you like it.
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    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
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    What purpose does the neat sheet serve, other than a sleeve? Does it act as additional insulation or is it for 'enhanced' comfort?

    For a few extra bucks you could use a GG 1/4" pad. They're huge so you can cut them to almost any shape for a hammock, plus they are much warmer than the blue CCF pads.

    It looks great! Be sure to let us know how you like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    What purpose does the neat sheet serve, other than a sleeve? Does it act as additional insulation or is it for 'enhanced' comfort?
    I'll take a guess... I believe the almost cloth like neat sheet, serves well for sweat dispersion. But I think the guy who 1st started doing that was using a ccf pad instead of a thermreast.
    The neat sheet probably enhances comfort because of it's cloth like feel too.
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    Trog,
    How do you like your neat sheet pad set-up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpanderson80 View Post
    Trog,
    How do you like your neat sheet pad set-up?

    Hey, JP!! Glad to see you've decided to ditch the tent and get yourself a hammock Welcome aboard.

    BF

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpanderson80 View Post
    Trog,
    How do you like your neat sheet pad set-up?
    Trog hasn't been on HF since early Jan 09, so I don't know when he might see your question.
    And welcome to HF.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Go away spammer!
    Not a spammer - he's from another backpacking forum and a recent hammock convert. Treat the newbies nicely, k?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lori View Post
    Not a spammer - he's from another backpacking forum and a recent hammock convert. Treat the newbies nicely, k?
    I'm deleting the post. There was a spammer there but the mods zapped him, so his link for enlargement pills or whatever is gone.
    Trust nobody!

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    Yep, there was indeed a spammer post just before Cannibal's, but like C said, the spammer has been zapped.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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