OK, so here I am at the beginning of my UL career, standing in the backyard pitching tarps, hanging hammocks, sleeping with or w/o groundsheet, with or w/o bug net just trying to generate both experience and questions.
So last night I throw down a sleeping pad under my newly-pitched tarp. Sleeping is fine, but the morning brings an underside (of pad) full of little slugs and their slime trails. I scraped the little buggers of leaving the pad looking like some Harry Potter troll sneezed on it.
So I'm thinking to myself: What do my new BPL friends have to say about all this. It's not a crisis, and maybe the philosophy is "I don't care bout no stinkin' slugs." But, it certainly strikes me as unpleasant carrying around a snotty sleeping pad. Do I just suck it up and embrace my inner slug? Or simply consider that ground sleeping in dampish environments is not the best choice.
Any practical or philosophical wisdom is welcome.