Hammocks in general are great but only in areas with close sitting trees, so my search continued. Next came cots, while supplying a definite comfort level I was searching for, it however was severely lacking int the mobility department. Finally I came upon an affordable and fairly convient way to attain a sleeping area, the sleeping mat. From this point I became inundated with information, closed cell, open cell, self-inflating and every combination of them. I came to the conclusion that to get the comfort level I wanted I would have to pay so I decided I had to create my own plus it would also be a lot more fun.
Step 1: Supplies
- 6'x8' Rug & Carpet Pad
- Home Depot, Store SKU # 294560, $24.95
- I wanted something nicer but all the local stores only sold it by the roll.
- Not exactly 6'x8'
- 3M 24 oz. Hi-Strength 90 Spray Adhesive
- Home Depot, Store SKU # 453501, $12.99
- This stuff is AWESOME!
- Sleeping Bag (Rectangular)
- Got mine used from Good Will, $5.00
- Reflective Emergency Survival foil Blanket
- Had an extra one lying around but they usually go for just a couple of dollars.
- Hobby knife / seam ripper (Take apart sleeping bag)
- Sewing Machine or if you have a lot of patience then needle and thread.
- Someone who knows how to use sewing machine, Sister-in-law.
- Utility Knife
- Straight Edge of some sort, 6.5 foot 2"x4"
- Tape Measure