Foam sleeping pads, layered


Since it is often desirable for  greater padding under the hips and shoulders
I have tried gluing  layers of closed cell foam pad together.
I found that this can be accomplished with contact cement purchased at the 
hardware store. It makes a very strong bond and you only need a few dots of it
to hold things together.

By overlapping pieces, I can now make myself a custom pad to my height and
width with padding at just the spots I need. This way I eliminate a ground
sheet, and have a warm full length pad  with a surface that doesn't promote
condensation.

As weather turns colder, you can add additional layers of foam.

One of my customers uses grommets and toggles in his hammock to keep the pad
in place.

Foam pads for sale.
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