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    Neat Sheet, Microfoam, Underquilt???

    Has anyone tried "microfoam" sandwiched between say a neat sheet and a layer of sil as an underquilt?

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    If that is the same stuff (and I think it is) that they use when they ship a laptop computer, between the screen and the keyboard, I have thought of this often. I have never been able to find it in small enough quantity, only in huge rolls, so I have never tried it. It would be EXTREMELY lightweight, though. And an excellent VB. And because it is so thin, it would pack well. If you can get a small quantity, try it out - I would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishinFinn View Post
    If that is the same stuff (and I think it is) that they use when they ship a laptop computer, between the screen and the keyboard, I have thought of this often. I have never been able to find it in small enough quantity, only in huge rolls, so I have never tried it. It would be EXTREMELY lightweight, though. And an excellent VB. And because it is so thin, it would pack well. If you can get a small quantity, try it out - I would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canoebie View Post
    Finn,

    I thoroughly enjoy the fact that you will try or test anything at least once. That is a great spirit that leads to innovation. I appreciate that about this group. Causes me to examine my own assumptions.
    I'm all about using things for purposes other than what they are made for. It drives my boss (and my wife, and other A-type personalities) crazy. You just never know for sure until you try - that has always been my modus operandi. And, its fun to mess with stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishinFinn View Post
    If that is the same stuff (and I think it is) that they use when they ship a laptop computer, between the screen and the keyboard, I have thought of this often. I have never been able to find it in small enough quantity, only in huge rolls, so I have never tried it. It would be EXTREMELY lightweight, though. And an excellent VB. And because it is so thin, it would pack well. If you can get a small quantity, try it out - I would.
    Finn, check your local John Deere lawn mower dealer. There is a piece of that foam about 24" x 48" across the hood of each mower to protect the hood during shipping. It's mower season, so lots of them are being uncrated right now.

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    no but I do use a neat sheet folded over several times and it works well for mild temps.
    I don't like using a pad by itself because it I get condensation.
    So I was going to try what you said but with evasote.
    That could be interesting but I don't think the heat return would be much....
    that new fabric they did a group buy on would probably be better.
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    microfoam

    Quote Originally Posted by turkeyboy View Post
    Has anyone tried "microfoam" sandwiched between say a neat sheet and a layer of sil as an underquilt?
    Picked up a windshield sunscreen at dollar store to make a cozy, think it is microfoam w/aluminum foil facing, 27"x62" only 3 bucks, going to use it on foam pad in my HHSS.

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    Interesting replies. Thanks to all. I wonder if you could get some of this stuff at Uhaul or the UPS store? I'll check on my way home from work today . . . .

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    have you checked out a heetsheet? it's thin ocf (1/32") laminated to a reflective vb. pretty light, around 2 oz/yd

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    I was at Lowes today and I noticed that they use the same stuff for underlayment for the interlocking hardwood floors. I didn't see the price but it was in small quantities.

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