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Adan Lopez
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Locale: San Gabriel Valley
Nuggets of Backpacking Wisdom on 02/08/2011 16:55:40 MST Print View

I dig discovering new "Tips and Tricks" that I can apply to hiking and make it easier, funner, safer, etc. I'll start if off with this little trick that was passed to me by my friend Casey and has helped me sleep more comfortably ever since. Thanks Casey!

When choosing a sleeping spot, find a natural little dip for your hips. This even helps my shoulders because now instead of all my weight resting on my shoulders and hips, it is spread evenly across my torso. Seems to help me whether sleeping on my back or my side and whether I'm on a mattress or on my usual 1/4 inch foam. You can even make this little hip-dip if your on sand, snow or a designated camp site. (fill it back in when you leave)

Edit: this thread is for sharing tips please, not arguing about them.

Edited by Lopez on 02/08/2011 16:57:33 MST.