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Hi.
I tend to get cold.I feel too confined using a sleeping bag, so last year I used polartec on top of my air mattress and as a sheet, with another polartec on top of that and topped that with a quilt. Though I cover my bed with a piece of plastic during the day, it still gets damp.
What type of bedding do other gals use?
Ideas please!
Roar


Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:58 pm
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It's your air mattress. They suck up the cold like nobody's business. I went back to my Thermarest, and am much warmer now. Love the polar fleece too; it's the best.


Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:10 pm
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I like a nice piece of wool cloth for warmth.


Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:02 pm
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stick a space blanket under your air mattress.


Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:24 pm
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tried it. both on top and underneath. Also tried fleece under. Thermarest with a memory foam layer on top, and I sleep like a baby.


Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:57 pm
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A Thermarest wouldn't work due to a back injury. I use a bed on a frame because i have a really hard time getting off the ground.
I do have an eggcrate foam mattress that I could put on top. Will that help?


Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:30 pm
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I should think you'd be fine in your bed, topped with even a thin thermarest and a couple of eggcrate foam mattresses, with your fleece blankets to top off the ensemble. I even have an eggcrate foam I could bring you, if I can get it in the suitcase... REally, tho, I encourage you to get comfy without the air mattress... I swear that's why you get so cold...


Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:31 pm
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Clothing can help. I generally sleep in fleece socks, long underwear, gloves, a scarf and a stocking hat. Except when it's warm, naturally.


Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:16 am
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There are some new, really thick (3") Thermarest mattresses out there. Pricey, heavy, but really good for back trouble. You can set one on a folding cot, instead of an air mattress. LLBean had one called a camp futon....Thermarest has the DreamTime (or something similar). Big Agnes has a memory foam kit of some sort. Look for the R value in the description. If you look around on Overstock.com, they sell memory foam toppers pretty cheap. A 2" king size topper, folded in half, is really amazing. (They usually charge the same price for any size topper, so a king size is the same as 2 twins.)


Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:57 am
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Do you have access to a down comforter?


Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:00 am
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Roarquilter wrote:
A Thermarest wouldn't work due to a back injury. I use a bed on a frame because i have a really hard time getting off the ground.
I do have an eggcrate foam mattress that I could put on top. Will that help?


That should help a bit.


Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:08 pm
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