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    Smile Ozark 26" pad is massive. How do you pack it (first hammock hike)?

    First post AND noob hammock trip in 2 weeks to Glacier Peak Wilderness (Washington).

    On impulse last week I purchased the ENO Singlenest while at an REI store and the Eno Profly rain tarp from Sierra trading post (a bit heavy for my tastes but couldn't resist the $35 price!). This setup will replace my MSR Hubba solo tent (3.47 lbs with everything...I love it but may sell if this hammock thing works out).

    I have learned TONS already from this forum...i.e. polyester tree straps, Whoopieslings , 30degree angle and why, Marlin spike knot and wider is better for pads. HOWEVER, I am struggling with packing the Walmart Ozark 26" wide pad to my backpack...goodness. It's HUGE..so guess I'll hang it somewhere on my pack. I am resisting a UQ till I have time to figure them out (meaning lowest cost DIY!) and am not as rushed.

    I'll continue to search the forums but any thoughts on packing the Ozark to my backpack appreciated . From my prior backpack trips I already have a z-lite, Ozark 20" ccf pad and a Big Agnes Insulated blowup (favorite) but I don't think these will work nicely with a hammock.



    (side note: This forum is awesome...have spent much time reading and will spend more. It is similar in maturity to the Triumph motorcycle forums I participate in and also advrider. I recently joined an android forum and I swear 90% of the participants are 10years old ).

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    youre going to have a wrestling match with the pad and a singlenest (or any hammock without an extra layer)

    just sayin. i have to run, but theres probably someone out here that figured something out. ive tried it and it wasnt fun
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    If you want to keep it fully intact you could roll it in your pack and let it unfurl like many of the UL frame less packs.

    Another option you may want to look at is cutting the Walmart pad down to torso or 3/4 length to save some bulk and weight. Wouldn't be my first option, but figured I'd throw it out there for you.
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    Roll it up tight and strap it to the bottom of your pack. I didn't know there was a 26in ozark pad. You sure its not 24?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doody View Post
    Roll it up tight and strap it to the bottom of your pack. I didn't know there was a 26in ozark pad. You sure its not 24?
    Well you made me measure ...it is 26" and is the
    "Ozark Trail Millennium Camping Pad".

    Heading to the park to test it out now.

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    I just strap mine to the ouside on the pack in line so it is not sticking out to the sides
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    I think I'll go with the simple strap it inline on back of pack, as suggested. I will probably narrow it down anyway at the feet.

    (test today didn't go well...probably since it was 93F and super humid)

    Forum monitor (sorry you had to move my thread...I found the proper forum a bit late)

    Thanks!

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