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    How thick and from where?

    OK so I posted about my Frost Butt Syndrom in my trip report yesterday, and now I am trying to figure out what to do for a pad in the next few days as I have an invite on a 50 mile 5 day hike in the Seven Devils range here in Idaho leaving on the 12th. So I am expecting about the same temps, uper 30's is a safe bet, and I realy do not want to end my nights sleep at 5am and go sit by the fire till the sun comes up. So I was hoping sombody would help me figure out how thick of CCF pad to get to keep the chill out in Idaho summer weather. I would love to order a Yeti UQ but $$$ just are not there right now. And being the only hanger on the trip I would rather not look like a total nob frezzing my but off. And second any body have a good recomendation as to were to get it from for a guy on a budget. I got my 1/8" pad from OWF here in Idaho but for 3/8" or 1/2" there price realy jumps up. What about getting a 1/4" and cutting it down to say 25" wide and glueing that to the wider 1/8" pad to beef it up?

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    hey Paul--
    gluing pads together will work just fine, I'm told Gorilla Glue is good (available at Home Depot I know), and some others.

    I think the 1/8" + 1/4" plan is sound, and for another bit of insurance hang a Neat Sheet or poncho liner or maybe even just a fleece blanket on the outside. I think you can manage this without sewing (but if you sew, then make channel ends to pull the thing together at the head and foot to close off air coming in. Otherwise try to effect this by tieing it.) Since you'll have the pad on the inside and your shoulders/head and feet will have plenty of insulation, what the outside layer can do is give you a bit of something extra in the middle.

    You'll want your pad to be at least 25" across your shoulders, wider if you can, that's where you're likely widest and most likely to slip off the pad.

    Something like this you'll be fine for sure. Probably you'll be fine without the outside bit, but when it comes to cold I'm a conservative sort, having grown up where there are two seasons : winter and 4th of July.

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    brandon from warbonnet posted a link for Volera foam and the price was very cheap, I think it is in one of the threads in the pad section
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    Quote Originally Posted by plowhorse View Post
    brandon from warbonnet posted a link for Volera foam and the price was very cheap, I think it is in one of the threads in the pad section
    How heavy is this Volera foam, it looks like the Bee's Knees. There's allot of
    info, primary use seems to be on poker tables, liners for drawers ect.....don't see the weight anywhere. Excellent thermal insulation (or so they say), 60" wide x whatever so can be cut to fit <- looks good to me.
    Any one using this? The pad is the last item I need to complete my
    wonder bed! I've been using a Therma Rest and it is fine but too narrow
    when you wake up and have come off the edge with a cold shoulder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKT View Post
    How heavy is this Volera foam, it looks like the Bee's Knees. There's allot of
    info, primary use seems to be on poker tables, liners for drawers ect.....don't see the weight anywhere. Excellent thermal insulation (or so they say), 60" wide x whatever so can be cut to fit <- looks good to me.
    Any one using this? The pad is the last item I need to complete my
    wonder bed! I've been using a Therma Rest and it is fine but too narrow
    when you wake up and have come off the edge with a cold shoulder.
    That stuff is pretty stiff, I went back to evazote. It just didn't lay right in my hammock, it sort of wadded up under my butt, not very comfortable. I'm about to recycle mine into a pad to drop barbells on.

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    the minicell foam in the second link is probably slightly better, but the landau in the first is very close and alot cheaper. both are very high quality, i'd say 1/4" of either would be good to somewhere in the 40's (i think). not sure how these compare to owf's

    http://www.a1foamandfabrics.com/site...5B848624430181

    http://www.foambymail.com/Minicel.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    the minicell foam in the second link is probably slightly better, but the landau in the first is very close and alot cheaper. both are very high quality, i'd say 1/4" of either would be good to somewhere in the 40's (i think). not sure how these compare to owf's

    http://www.a1foamandfabrics.com/site...5B848624430181

    http://www.foambymail.com/Minicel.html
    I'm actually looking for some foam like this in a big peice to use for a excersize mat. Is this the same kind of stuff used for cheap yoga mats or something close to it? I'm guessing it like the stuff they sell in the camping section at wal mart, thats fine enough. Does the foam by mail sell by the yard?

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    If you can't come up with another pla before your trip, you could just ad a sit pad sized pad cut out from a Walmart blue pad, about $6 or so. And or maybe add a wind shield pad like you have in your sons hammock. Just add it to your foam pad. Or, maybe your pack has a pad you can add?
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