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pillows when sleeping? on 04/03/2005 16:04:44 MDT Print View

As a newbie ultralighter I am wondering what folks are doing for pillows. I find a good pillow is more critical to my sleep than almost anything so what do you all do for this? Not much room in a 3.5 oz G-6 pack!

Mike Storesund
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Pillows on 04/03/2005 19:38:30 MDT Print View

I have a change of clothes in a stuff sack in my pack anyhow. Use that or if you're wearing those clothes and drying the others, try a jacket and some socks in the stuff sack too.

Dane Burke
(Dane) - F

Locale: Western Washington
pillows on 04/03/2005 19:39:56 MDT Print View

I feel the same, a good pillow can make your nights much more restful. It seems like traditionally people just put their fleece jacket in a stuff sack and use that...but I like to wear my clothes to bed. I have been using a camelbak bladder lately but it is kind of narrow so it takes effort to keep your head on it. I've been thinking about simply piling up some dirt and duff under the head end of my bivy sack and using that as a pillow, but we'll see how well that works. In the book Beyond Backpacking there are directions in the back for making a stuff sack that you can supposedly blow up "like a beach ball", so maybe if it were the right dimensions it could work double duty as a waterproof sleeping bag stuff sack and pillow.

John McLuckie

Locale: SE Atlantic Coast
Pillow on 04/07/2005 11:34:20 MDT Print View

I use either a stuff sack or the detachable top pocket of my pack; padded with clothes.

Patrick Baker
(WildMan) - F
A Lightweight Pillow on 04/07/2005 14:38:12 MDT Print View

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