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Keith Selbo
(herman666) - F

Locale: Northern Virginia
Wal-mart pad/windscreen on 03/28/2010 20:25:26 MDT Print View

I've started using my 3/4 length (cut down) Wal-mart sleeping pad as a windscreen for my alcohol stove. I was experience a tremendous drop in efficiency when there was even the slightest breeze despite my use of an aluminum windscreen.

Since the Wal-mart pad is stiff enough to be free standing, I tried using it as my windscreen. Even when I fully surround my stove with it, there's almost six inches of space between it and the pot. I've cooked with it a couple of times, but I don't have an apples to apples comparison yet. I can definitely say that it works as well as the aluminum screen so I can get rid of a couple of ounces by using the pad. If it improves efficiency (because it's an insulator) so much the better.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Wal-mart pad/windscreen on 03/29/2010 11:49:21 MDT Print View

I use a short length self-inflating pad. So my Wal Mart sectional blue foam pad does multiple duties as:

o pack frame on the trail
o seat pad at camp
o wind screen at dinner
o sleeping pad foot section at night

Edited by ben2world on 03/31/2010 23:22:11 MDT.