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DIY Foam Mattress

Re: DIY Foam Mattress

Postby lochlaggan » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:42 pm

Excellent Zebbedy!

Worth a try although I think it might be a tab bit thin. Will give this a go :clap: :clap:

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Re: DIY Foam Mattress

Postby PhilTurner » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:59 pm

You're after a polyethylene foam from the -Zote range, probably Plastazote or Evazote (I believe Evazote is more durable but could be wrong). If you find a friendly industrial supplier they can cut exactly what you need from a large block.

Try getting in touch with Paulamar in Kirkintilloch and explain what you're after.
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Re: DIY Foam Mattress

Postby murwilson » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:54 pm

brpro26 wrote:I usually sleep on a 1/2 bottle of whiskey when in a Bothy, never feel a thing but sometimes my head hurts :?


brpro26 I think I may be able to assist. If you stop drinking that foreign muck and partake of the real Whisky, you'll be just fine :)

As for the ops original point, seriously, Exped downmat or Big Agnes Insulated air core. You can't go wrong, so warm and comfy, you'll be dreaming of sweet maidens all night.

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Re: DIY Foam Mattress

Postby lochlaggan » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:57 pm

Thanks Phil
This sounds like the thing I want!
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Re: DIY Foam Mattress

Postby Tinto63 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:52 am

Why not try a foam shop as recommended above. Our local one, The Foam Centre, Causewayside, Edinburgh, stocks a huge range of materials and sizes and has always been helpful when we've needed anything.
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Re: DIY Foam Mattress

Postby brpro26 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:30 am

murwilson wrote:
brpro26 wrote:I usually sleep on a 1/2 bottle of whiskey when in a Bothy, never feel a thing but sometimes my head hurts :?


brpro26 I think I may be able to assist. If you stop drinking that foreign muck and partake of the real Whisky, you'll be just fine :)

Mur


What you mean Aldi isn't an island Malt?....better switch to the Lidl blended glycol. Thanks for the tip Mur :wink:
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Re: DIY Foam Mattress

Postby Dwiea » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:58 pm

ZEbbEDY wrote:check out the Dutch army sleeping mats they are a lot thicker than normal ones


Love the idea of the Tie-Ribbons!
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Re: DIY Foam Mattress

Postby nikijam88 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:36 am

DIY Foam Mattress is reall good and comfortable but always use double orthopaedic mattress is also nice.
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Re: DIY Foam Mattress

Postby bikerbill » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:42 pm

Quick question: What is a 'tent footprint'? Could it be new speak for a ground sheet?
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Re: DIY Foam Mattress

Postby mrssanta » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:01 pm

bikerbill wrote:Quick question: What is a 'tent footprint'? Could it be new speak for a ground sheet?

it's a groundsheet with fittings so that you can use it instead of the inner tent to make a single skin tent, bigger but draughtier and midgier in my opinion. anyway, if your inner tent is needed to hold the thing up, such as with most inner first pitched tents where the poles are attached to the inner, the "footprint" allows you to dispense with the inner. they tend to be quite expensive.
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Re: DIY Foam Mattress

Postby Rudolph » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:28 pm

bikerbill wrote:Quick question: What is a 'tent footprint'? Could it be new speak for a ground sheet?


It's a flat piece of material (usually waterproof) and usually the same size and shape as the groundsheet. Bought ones can often be used as MrsSanta says but more generally they are useful to protect the delicate groundsheet from sharp objects which would cause punctures. If you make the sheet yourself you can make it big enough to cover the whole area under the flysheet. I like it like that cos it gives you somewhere semi dry to sit when getting the wet gear off before going into the inner.
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