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Casey Bowden (clbowden) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Berkeley Hills
About Me In 1999 I rode a bike from Oregon to Virgina using lightweight backpacking methods from Ray Jardine's book, Hiking the PCT. My first backpacking experience came 1 year later and I have been hooked ever since.
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My Website URLhttp://CaseyAndEmily.com

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Foam vs. Air Mat Comfort Test Results
Two nights ago I slept on the foam mat assembly and last night I slept on the air mat assembly (see first post for photos and descriptions of each mat). For future trips I'm going to use... ...

In GEAR » Pad Options for Cowboy Camping on Sierra Granite at 20 Degrees F
June 07, 4:10pm

Re: Re: Pad Options for Cowboy Camping on Sierra Granite at 20 Degrees F
> Yup, so an extra piece of foam from shoulders to lower back definitely makes it more comfortable. Thanks for confirming my own results. You'd think that if you get a sore hip from sleep...

In GEAR » Pad Options for Cowboy Camping on Sierra Granite at 20 Degrees F
June 07, 3:59pm

Re: Foam tricks
> I've been sleeping on wood for about a month now. an experiment that I ended up enjoying. What does your wife think about this? > For now, just enjoying the freedom from blow-ups....

In GEAR » Pad Options for Cowboy Camping on Sierra Granite at 20 Degrees F
June 07, 3:51pm

Re: Best Camping Pillow
> I like the MontBell, it keeps my head more or less in line with my spine, and the only issue in that sometimes it slides off my pad. John, What pad are you using? If it's foam, dril...

In GEAR » Best Camping Pillow?
June 06, 12:00pm

Re: Exped cheaper
Thanks Andrew, I actually already own the Exped UL 7.

In GEAR » Pad Options for Cowboy Camping on Sierra Granite at 20 Degrees F
June 06, 9:35am

Re: Re: Pad Options for Cowboy Camping on Sierra Granite at 20 Degrees F
Ken, Thanks for the link. That was, and still is, a great post. If you're taking foam on your next trip (while your NeoAir is being replaced or repaired), try adding a small bit of foam from...

In GEAR » Pad Options for Cowboy Camping on Sierra Granite at 20 Degrees F
June 06, 9:33am

Re: Pad Options for Cowboy Camping on Sierra Granite at 20 Degrees F
Great post Craig. Last night I slept on my foam creation inside the house on a hardwood floor. I thought the chances were pretty high that I would sneak into a real bed, but I didn't. Certa...

In GEAR » Pad Options for Cowboy Camping on Sierra Granite at 20 Degrees F
June 06, 9:26am

Re: Real men dont blow
Adan, Thanks for the comments. I agree that I could shave the weight more by using thinner foam under the pillow and at my legs. I'll try it with cheap foam but not this nice (and expensive)...

In GEAR » Pad Options for Cowboy Camping on Sierra Granite at 20 Degrees F
June 05, 4:56pm

Re: Re: Pad Options for Cowboy Camping on Sierra Granite at 20 Degrees F
Ken, I was thinking of you, and your recent problems with your large Neoair, when I wrote about the frailty (is that a word) of air mattresses. How many nights out did you have on it? Was it alw...

In GEAR » Pad Options for Cowboy Camping on Sierra Granite at 20 Degrees F
June 05, 4:50pm

Re: re: Lawson
The Suluk46 pads are garbage in my opinion. Mine tore just by attaching it to my pack. I'll gladly carry 2 more ounces for a long term solution.

In Gear Deals » Product Ideas and Feedback Wanted
June 05, 2:07pm

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