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    Anti-sliding pad tips?

    I plan to use my Thermarest CCF pad for insulation. Can you recommend tips to keep it from sliding around while I'm sleeping?

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    A double layer hammock can help, if it's got ties or a zip then even better

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    Don't inflate pad all the way. I use Big Agness bag/pad that helps a lot too , for me anyway.

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    I've got an old thermarest I used back in my tenting days (and tonight with my kids). I painted on a grid of clear silicone on the slick side to keep it from moving around on the tent floor. Works like a champ.

    Use a 1" foam brush and mix up some silicone/thinner like you're planning to seam seal a tarp. I painted on about a 6" grid pattern but you can put on more or less depending on your preference. If it's too tacky (collecting dirt), then dust it with a little talc.

    Another option I've never tried but heard about is making a sleeve out of some of that grippy shelf liner. Unroll a piece long enough to go around your pad and sew/glue it together. Then just pull it off the pad when you don't need it.

    Good luck....

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    Look at other options.

    Longer and wider pads, 40" wide or more, don't slip as much, I think. I certainly haven't ever had a slippage problem with my 60 X 40" Oware pad. Gossamer offers a similar one.

    Besides the benefit of little to no slipping, the Oware and Gossamer pads are significantly lighter and cheaper while, IMO, offering the same or superior insulation.

    But the Oware is bulky to pack...

    FB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas-grrl View Post
    I plan to use my Thermarest CCF pad for insulation. Can you recommend tips to keep it from sliding around while I'm sleeping?
    You might also want to ensure that the ccf pad is wide enough. While 20 inches works well on the ground, it will not cover the shoulder and hip area where the hammock wraps around the user and compresses the insulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas-grrl View Post
    I plan to use my Thermarest CCF pad for insulation. Can you recommend tips to keep it from sliding around while I'm sleeping?
    Depending on the pad they tend to be a little too narrow for a hammock. Usually they are about 20 inches wide. Since hammocks wrap around your shoulders and hips, a pad that can encompass your shoulders and hips is optimum. I used to use my CCF pad, but I actually cut it in half and turned the two pieces 90 degrees to normal and then duct taped the two halves together along what used to be the side edge. Effectively I made a wider but shorter pad. I used a scrap piece of CCF for my lower legs and feet, but also have used my pack or extra clothes. If you are petite the 20 inch width may work without any cutting and taping. I didn't have much trouble with sliding of the pad, once I was on it. Make sure you pitch the foot end a little higher than the head end of the hammock. That will tend to make the lay flatter with less slide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zukiguy View Post
    I've got an old thermarest I used back in my tenting days (and tonight with my kids). I painted on a grid of clear silicone on the slick side to keep it from moving around on the tent floor. Works like a champ.

    Use a 1" foam brush and mix up some silicone/thinner like you're planning to seam seal a tarp. I painted on about a 6" grid pattern but you can put on more or less depending on your preference. If it's too tacky (collecting dirt), then dust it with a little talc.
    Superb idea, might have to borrow that one

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    Quote Originally Posted by zukiguy View Post
    I painted on a grid of clear silicone on the slick side to keep it from moving around on the tent floor. Works like a champ.
    I do something similar to my inflatable pillows. I agree, works like a champ.

    You can do dots, stripes, grids, smiley faces, ... just about any pattern.

    And, you can put it on the pad or the hammock/tent floor, or both.

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    Great ideas...thanks!

    Zukiguy....I really like this idea. I think I will try this!

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