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“As a kid - slept on ground in cotton bag. As a member of the "green machine" - slept on ground. As a "backpacker" - slept on a Thermarest Guidelite. As an old fart - just traded the Guidelite for a full length LE. Pack wieght be damned.”
“Yes, you've become smarter and wiser......”
“Thanks - I needed that.”
“Better than staying home watching the nature channel.”
“My backpacking 'spirit' and knees want me to use an 8 section z-rest. But my foggy mind and my sore back want me to use the full length therma-rest.
'I should be comfortable.'
'I need my rest.'
'It's just one more pound.'
I guess I am getting older.”
“I don't think age has anything to do with it.I started out with a ridgerest and then moved up to a guidelight.I think it is important to feel good when it comes to sleeping in the backcountry.Becuase if you don't sleep good you don't hike good.”
“I find the Z-Rest more comfortable than a Thermorst.”
“If you take your spouse or s.o. camping, and you want them to go AGAIN in the future, bring a full length guidelite for them. Makes a world of difference.”
“I carry a guidelight and a Z-rest.”
“Now that sounds like a good idea!
I use the 77x25x2 Thermarest.
Whatever its called, it weighs 3&3/4 pounds.
In the '70s I used a skinny 3/4 length piece of ensolite.
After a night or two the ground felt good.
Not any more, man.”
“I use a full length Ridge Rest with a 3/4 ultra light Thermarest...years ago that combination was quite a few ounces lighter then the full size, regular Thermarest......with all the new ultra light models available now, I don't know if that still holds true.”
“It ain't heavy, its my matress.”
“I used to carry a Ergomat (full length inflatable), then a full length ridgerest, then a 3/4 thermorest, now a 3/4 ensolite. I must be getting dumber LOL.”
“yall are woosies! I make sure I set my bag over some good sturdy roots, and maybe throw some rocks in there for good measure.
just kidding... I'm still on ensolite, but a thermarest is beginning to sound kinda good”
“A 3/4 length Guidelite was added to my Z-rest as part of the aging process. I gotta have the Z-rest to sit on, and that may be a sign of my age.
I'm with bacpac on this one. Scary, huh?”
“3/4 Thermarest LE and a full length ridge rest here. Maybe we're not getting older, just have more $$$! Yeah, that's it.”
“I just use my full guidelight thats all I need.”
Just Humor Me
“I'm switching to a Thermarest LE and I want to hear that it's intelligence, wisdom and money. Even if it's not. I'm too young to be old.”
“I'm over the hill but I still find a Thermarest Ultralight to be comfortable.
I understand that Stephenson's Warmlite makes a 3-4 inch thick Down Air Mat (DAM) that weighs about the same as my Ultralight for only $150+-.”
“Big Agnes "Air Core"
Major cush for those old bones.
Super light, rolls up small as a loaf of bread.”
“Thermarest LE and it rocks. Worth every ounce. I bought a chair conversion for it after coveting Naviguessers last summer. It replaces the stuff sack and my other chair.”
“Yeah, I take the 3/4 ridgerest so that I have something to sit on while cooking, etc. Then OF COURSE I might as well use it under my thermarest to sleep.”
“what the hell were you doing in the Green machine???
do you want to grow old AND stupid?”
“oops solly. that wasn't very nice.
damn, need to hone my 'feminine skills'
OK: the more PC way to say it would have been.
excuse me sir. I am very interested to learn why you participated in the green machine. Did you grow as a person there? was your self-esteem massaged? how did it benefit you in wonderful ways. do tell.
your admirer. with deepest respect
“damn i hate being PC
I pick and choose my comfort items.
“... and my full length thermarest and chair kit are my picks. :o)
My body might be getting older but my heart stays young!”
“I still have my Ridgerest-can't pitch it out.
The LE full length is the ticket.
The chair kit looks like it may be a cool thing.I still haul tripod chair beacuse my old legs get stiff
sitting on the ground. How about you guys.”
“Ummmm Yes. It is age. So what.”
“Back in my day, we carried a slab of marble in our packs and slept on that... AND WE LIKED IT!”
“Right on, Artex! And we had to set the whole forest on fire to cook our meals, AND WE LIKED IT THAT WAY!”
“Full length Thermarest with chair kit. Don't leave home without it!”
“I have the crazy creek chair and I love it.”
“I changed over from the Thermarest Ultra light all the way to the LE. What a difference for my tired bones. All I need are some Llama's and I'd bring my bed from home! Woohoo!”
“That would be nutz!”
“Slumberjack Airlite shorty. I originally bought it for my daughter to sleep on when we're camping. Now I use it backpacking, because it's lighter than my Thermarest by about a pound.”
“i'm 60 and use a 3/4 therm-o-rest ultra on a "Z"rest 8 section.the 3/8" insulite got replaced last year.”
“Dang, and I just got a 3/4 ultralite to reduce pack weight. I haven't tried it yet, but you folks are scarin' me reel bad.”
“I use a 3/4 ultralight thermarest, but I also tote an aluminum tripod chair--great for cooking and bathroom aid. Campmor has them with aluminum legs--well worth the weight.”
It we're talking back-less stools
“I like the Boy Scout backpacking 'bench' best. Very comfy and lightweight if you don't need back support.”
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