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  • IMScotty -

    Liked odd man out’s post in the thread Leaking inflatable sleeping pad..

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    Quote from LIhikers: “yep, I'm planning on the sleep test tonight on the floor. The dog will probably be glad for the company :D ” Our dog has claws like daggers. Four on each foot. That's 16 punctures. Good luck with that.
  • IMScotty -

    Liked LIhikers’s post in the thread Leaking inflatable sleeping pad..

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    yep, I'm planning on the sleep test tonight on the floor. The dog will probably be glad for the company :D
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Astro’s post in the thread Leaking inflatable sleeping pad..

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    Quote from IMScotty: “Sometimes on those tiny leaks they appear fixed until you do a 'sleep test.' ” Which is better if performed at home, than on the trail.
  • odd man out -

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    Quote from LIhikers: “yep, I'm planning on the sleep test tonight on the floor. The dog will probably be glad for the company :D ” Our dog has claws like daggers. Four on each foot. That's 16 punctures. Good luck with that.
  • Muddywaters -

    Posted the thread Trail crews.

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    Curious if anybody participating on any trail crews 2021, any trail. Assuming they happen. Many were axed last yr. Kind of toying with the idea of one myself in CO. I love that you give a week or more of your time, pay all your own expenses, and…
  • LIhikers -

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    yep, I'm planning on the sleep test tonight on the floor. The dog will probably be glad for the company :D
  • Astro -

    Replied to the thread Leaking inflatable sleeping pad..

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    Quote from IMScotty: “Sometimes on those tiny leaks they appear fixed until you do a 'sleep test.' ” Which is better if performed at home, than on the trail.
  • IMScotty -

    Replied to the thread Leaking inflatable sleeping pad..

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    Sometimes on those tiny leaks they appear fixed until you do a 'sleep test.'
  • LIhikers -

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    This morning I followed the instructions in the Thermarest patch kit and glued a patch on my pad over the hole I found. I inflated the pad a bit after doing the repair and now I'm waiting to see how long it holds air.
  • IMScotty -

    Liked Muddywaters’s post in the thread Is REI getting too big?.

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    Been in rei stores 2 times Bought an Al pot in 1 for scouts, that's it. I did order a sleeping pad from them once because of return policy. They really have nothing I want. I have a friend that works at the flagship store in denver. he's retired, …

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    Curious if anybody participating on any trail crews 2021, any trail. Assuming they happen. Many were axed last yr.

    Kind of toying with the idea of one myself in CO.


    I love that you give a week or more of your time, pay all your own expenses, and they still charge you......but a good cause
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    I've been using the same sleeping pad for years and years, a Thermarest, Neoair, Allseason. Not only is it comfortable, but it's warm in the winter too. For the last few years it's had a slow leak and I'd have to blow it back up to proper pressure a couple of times per night. Today I was off from work and decided I'd try yet again to find the leak. So I partially filled the bath tub with water and gave the sleeping pad the dunk test while I looked for bubbles. This isn't the first time I've tried this, and like all the other times I didn't find the leak. Out of frustration I e-mailed Thermarest and got back a reply to view the videos they have about the subject. In the video they recommended that if you couldn't find the leak in plain water then wipe the mat down with water with soap mixed in to produce bubbles. Sure enough, that did the trick and I found the leak :) Next on the list of things to do was to find a patch kit or order one. I dug around in our drawer of…

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