Introduction: Winter Sleeping Pad - Simple, R-10, $15, Flat, Waterproof

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  • 30 minutes to make with experience; plan for an hour with Scouts
  • For the same warmth, you’ll spend over $100 for self-inflating or even cheap blue foam pads
  • A warmer pad means you won’t need as warm a sleeping bag

Step 1: Pad in Action

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Step 2: Gather

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  • Boys can teach the class, but boys first need to prove they can teach the entire class well to an ASM
  • Bring a box to for all tools to be tossed into at end
  • More tools of each you can bring, the less waiting boys will do
  • Large, flat space works best (think concrete floor)

Step 3: Calculate

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Step 4: Measure

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Step 5: Draw

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Step 6: Cut

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Step 7: Break

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Step 8: Stack

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Step 9: Tape

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Step 10: Trim

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Step 11: Tie

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Step 12: Name

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Step 13: Test

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Step 14: Soften

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Step 15: Snooze

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seamster (author)2015-04-16

This looks like it would certainly keep you insulated from the cold ground. Did you take this backpacking?

sweerek (author)seamster2015-04-16

Thanks for the quick reply. Its too bulky for backpacking .... good when you can pull a sled.... and great for trailer camping.

Battlespeed (author)sweerek2015-04-16

You could make a sac for it with draw-string neck and hang it from your backpack frame. Doesn't have to go inside the backpack.

indestructable (author)2015-04-16

Nice! I like that it folds.

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