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Nick K
(nkline) - MLife

Locale: Northeast U.S.
MYOG Sleeping Pad on 01/28/2009 12:30:48 MST Print View

I am considering making my own sleeping pad. Based on what I have read so far, it looks like some folks have been down this path already:




The PolyTube DAM project seems versatile to me: insert the Down tubes in the winter, go without them in warmer months.

Which MYOG sleeping pad project have you found the most reliable, comfortable, and versatile?



Edited by nkline on 01/28/2009 12:32:28 MST.

Rosaleen Sullivan
(MamaRosa43) - F - M

Locale: New England
comortable myo sleeping pad on 01/29/2009 04:00:26 MST Print View

I did a little playing around with balloon beds.

Preliminary results:

PIA as far as inflating balloons and getting them into the "bed."

2" dia balloons are impossible (for me and some others) to inflate without a pump.

3" balloons can be reinflated by mouth, so preinflating and releasing air is a possibility for short trips or special purposes.

2" balloons did not give me enough cushion.

More experimenting is needed to see if I can get comfortable at all. The balloons were too tight for a soft cushion in my quick attempts.

I might carry a balloon bed as a backup in case I am stranded in an airport or wish to use a shelter in a thunderstorm.



Nick K
(nkline) - MLife

Locale: Northeast U.S.
re: MYOG Sleeping Pad on 02/01/2009 16:18:40 MST Print View

Thanks for sharing Rosaleen :)

We must be the only people out there interested in making our own sleeping pad ;)


Edited by nkline on 02/04/2009 13:06:41 MST.

Nick K
(nkline) - MLife

Locale: Northeast U.S.
re: MYOG Sleeping Pad on 02/07/2009 17:36:15 MST Print View


Matt Lauterbach
(ULFamilyof4) - F
CheerStix on 02/07/2009 21:56:28 MST Print View

I haven't followed through by actually ordering the Cheerstix, but that's my plan. I'm planning on using lightweight silk for the casing... We have a 3.5 year old and a 6 month old, so the volume will really pay off more than the weight when I'm carrying 40lbs of 'ultralight' gear.