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    Using CCF Pads in Pockets

    I was thinking about cutting my foam pad into sections that will fit snugly in the pockets of my Clark for insulation.

    I find it uncomfortable if I sleep directly on the pad itself.

    Has anyone ever tried this?
    Last edited by SingleTrackMind; 08-06-2011 at 06:11. Reason: want to track topic

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    I haven't tried that, but maybe it would work. Surely someone on here that has done this will reply. Hope so!
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    I have never tried it but
    I would think if you are laying on the hammock bed you will be comfortable,
    warm would then be an issue of insulation in the pockets.

    You would need to have it so the pads however many thick,
    would be next to the underside of the bed - no air gap.

    I have only post this a couple of times . . . but for the cost,
    I am an advocate of "quilt batting"
    It is light, compresses fine enough
    is cheap enough, (6 or 12 bucks)
    and if you don't sew,
    just cut to size 12" x 24" for 4 pockets
    13" x 24" for the two other pockets,
    stack the cut peices 4-5 thick and
    place them in the pockets.
    this will loft about enough to fill the pockets
    and give a better insulation than pads, IMO

    When you buy the quilt batting you will see that
    it will compress to the size of a sleeping bag . . . give or take.

    I have done this but sewed a bag for each to house the batting
    and New Years night slept out side in only -13C
    and was to warm.

    I hope that helps . . . let us know.
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    "Using Closed Cell Phone Pads in Pockets"

    Don't ya love it when your smart phone helps you spell!

    I'm guessing you meant foam, but it was auto-corrected by your spell check. Bites me all the time on my iPhone.
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    Phone & Foam

    Quote Originally Posted by BurningCedar View Post
    "Using Closed Cell Phone Pads in Pockets"

    Don't ya love it when your smart phone helps you spell!

    I'm guessing you meant foam, but it was auto-corrected by your spell check. Bites me all the time on my iPhone.
    I have to admit- 1st thing I do is hit "New Posts" to see if any titles look interesting.
    Jumped right to this one to see what a cell phone pad was. My first thought was: "Won't one be really, really small to use for any hammock stuff?"

    Later . . .
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    Auctually look a few threads down. I did the same thing your talking about and believe it would work fine. But I got scared because im headed to colorado in september and went ahead and ordered an underquilt.

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    Thanks

    Thanks for everyone's input. Sorry about the "phone pad" error

    I'm still leaning heavily towards getting a nice down underquilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleTrackMind View Post
    Thanks for everyone's input. Sorry about the "phone pad" error

    I'm still leaning heavily towards getting a nice down underquilt.
    Once you go down, you wont go back!

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    Zip Lock Bags Work

    I Have Used Zip Lock Bags,if You Become Cold Fill The Pockets With Leaves.put Them In The Zip Bags Or You Can Fill Them With Air.a Pad Is Not Fun In A Hammock I Used A Pad One Time In My Clark,when It Was 7 Degrees.

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