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Number7
2006-04-20, 00:16
I was making a pouch cozy out of that mylar bubble wrap insulation material. Reflectix is the brand name of it.

Anyway I stuck my hand inside my finished cozy and thought to myself "hmm that gets warm quick. Feels just like a space blank.. et. OMG I just blew my fricken mind!"

A heat reflective sleeping pad. I have a big roll of 16 inch wide reflectix so I cut a piece as long as I am tall and it's just as lightwieght or lighter than my foam pad. I can use it as normal sleeping pad, and if it gets particularly nippy outside, I can use it inside of my sleeping bag for extra warmth. Wouldn't want to bring a foam pad inside of the fart sack with me :thumpdown

Like I said, I'm sure somebody else has thought of this a long time ago and you guys have known about it for ages. So anybody who has tried this, how well does it work?


Ah nevermind I allready found the other thread about this.

dback
2006-04-20, 00:43
Well...it does work but not much 'cushion' effect and you have too be careful when you raise up not to use your elbows or you will pop some of the bubbles and your 'tent mate' will accuse you of ripping off 'popcorn' farts! :damnmate:

Redleg
2006-04-23, 23:27
I was making a pouch cozy out of that mylar bubble wrap insulation material. Reflectix is the brand name of it.


Ah nevermind I allready found the other thread about this.

http://hikinghq.net/forum/showthread.php?t=977&highlight=bubble+wrap
... has the best cut on this, followed by:
http://hikinghq.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1173&highlight=bubble+wrap
http://hikinghq.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1390&highlight=bubble+wrap
http://hikinghq.net/forum/showthread.php?t=284&highlight=bubble+wrap

The search function takes some trial and error. LOTS of good stuff in the older posts (ie, "from the begining")
jaf