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Old 10-25-2008, 07:23 AM   #1
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Thick foam sleeping pads, who has them? I found some at Freddies for $20, anything better out there?

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Old 10-25-2008, 07:32 AM   #2
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Sportsman has some we just loaded five in the trucks, have used mine three times and its real nice, there big and brown, don't know the name but the box says Sportsman on it I think........Ray
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:39 AM   #3
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put the $20 one in a cheap sleeping bag, then on the cot. or wrapping in a movers blanket, wool blanket, matress bag.
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Old 10-25-2008, 03:49 PM   #4
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Thermarest. Worth every penny.
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Old 10-25-2008, 03:55 PM   #5
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have had my thermarest for 10 yrs. love it.
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:12 PM   #6
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Thick foam sleeping pads, who has them? I found some at Freddies for $20, anything better out there?
I've used the $20 Fred Meyer ones for 20 years, just replace them every few years. Always worked well for me... Their comfortable. I'd spend $20 on the pad and use the rest toward some fun hunting related toy.
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:25 PM   #7
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Thick foam sleeping pads, who has them? I found some at Freddies for $20, anything better out there?
For foam try the "Foam Man" in Corvallis (he'll custom cut for you) or A-1 Foam in Portland. After sleeping outside for most of my life, I recommend the sleeping pads at REI. You can buy different thickness - they are self-inflating & more comfortable than any pad (or bed) I've slept on. However, I don't recommend the thinnest ones - go up a size.
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:35 PM   #8
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Been using the 10-20$ foam pads from Freddies for a few years now....I don't see how you can go wrong....unless you are packing in a few miles. Great comfort if it's taken straight from the truck into the tent, but pretty bulky if you are going to pack into a spike camp with them.
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Old 10-26-2008, 07:02 AM   #9
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This year I bought a single blow up matress and a battery powered pump. I'd have to say it was the best nights sleep i've ever had on a cot!
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:00 PM   #10
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Looking for something to throw in the bed of the truck and inside the boat, so I won't be packing it very far. I have a queen size inflatable mattress that sits on one of those fold up foundations for the hunting tent, and sleep very well on it. I snore, loudly! so out of respect for my buddies at the hunting cabin, I'll be sleeping in the truck, along with the little buddy heater to keep things comfortable.
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:20 PM   #11
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If you have room and aren't worried about the weight, you can't beat the foam pads at Costco.

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Old 10-26-2008, 02:58 PM   #12
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Looking for something to throw in the bed of the truck and inside the boat, so I won't be packing it very far. I have a queen size inflatable mattress that sits on one of those fold up foundations for the hunting tent, and sleep very well on it. I snore, loudly! so out of respect for my buddies at the hunting cabin, I'll be sleeping in the truck, along with the little buddy heater to keep things comfortable.
If you're sleeping in the back of the truck I'd grab a queen/twin size blow mattress and a battery powered pump similar to what MJ13 said. The foam pads are fine but that hard truck bed surface as a backing vs. a flexible cot and you might not get the cushion you want out of the foam.
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:49 PM   #13
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GIJoe's has one for about $45.
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:10 PM   #14
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bass pro shops has there low profile cots for $20 they don't pop they are light about 7lbs and they are comfy! I weigh 210lbs and have a bad back and I sleep like a baby on it.
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:30 PM   #15
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Personally, I went with a dual purpose mattress. One I could use packing in or in camp....

I use the insulated Air Core in the 20" x 78", to me they're extremely comfy!!

Big Agnes has a wide range of pads seen here...

http://www.bigagnes.com/pad_chart.php

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Old 10-26-2008, 11:59 PM   #16
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Why not buy a twin sized mattress on craigslist? I spent three or four nights in the back of our suburban this summer, and just took the twin sized matress out of my single hide-a-bed couch. VERY comfortable. It also folds in half reasonably.
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:19 AM   #17
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Why not buy a twin sized mattress on craigslist? I spent three or four nights in the back of our suburban this summer, and just took the twin sized matress out of my single hide-a-bed couch. VERY comfortable. It also folds in half reasonably.
I'd be worried about bed bugs.
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:03 AM   #18
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IMO, hard to beat a twin sized Coleman Air Mattresse. I could throw down in a muddpuddle and sleep fine.

My bed roll consists of two Oversized 40x84 Coleman Bags one inside another with air matteress rolled up with them.
Give me a canvas manny tarp and I can throw down ANYWHERE.
Snow, rain, mud...6" of air matteress is a very good thing.
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:53 AM   #19
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That's exactly what I ended up doing! $15 for a coleman air mattress.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:20 PM   #20
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I'm not sure if I have tried a coleman air mattress, but all of the air mattresses I've tried have left my rear bottoming out after they deflated halfway through the night. I'm going with a cot from now on.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:52 PM   #21
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do any of you guys out there use those self inflatable ones as those backpackers use? I just found the cushion is too thin and I could feel the stone on the ground.
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:02 AM   #22
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For sleeping in the back of the truck I will never use an air mattress again. If your in an area where it will get pretty cold at night the air in the mattress will be cold as well and transfer to you. What I have found that works best in the back of the truck is a regular bed mattress with a vinyl mattress cover over it to protect it from getting wet. You can buy a size that will fit right between the fender wells depending on the size of your truck (single bed mattress fits perfect in a small truck bed).

For sleeping in the tent, I use a large cot (big cot brand) with a 3" foam pad. Put down the sleeping bag with a wool blanket over the top and it's oh so comfortable after a long day of hunting. I bought my 3" foam at Fred Meyer about 6 years ago and it's still in fine shape.
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