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prizes14
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10/11/2018 08:45PM
I seem to always camp on some kind of slope. My sleeping bag and pad are so slick that even on the slightest incline, I find my self sliding downhill in my tent way too easily. Anyone else find a way to fix this problem? I've wondered about painting rubber cement on my sleeping pad or maybe finding some stickers with rubber on a side to stick to my pad.
 
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Scout64
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10/11/2018 09:31PM
If your sleeping bag has loops sewn in, you can use sleeping pad straps. They hook on your sleeping bag, go around your pad and hook again on the other side. The straps also add friction to the bottom of the pad to keep it from sliding too. They work well, but I find it a bit constraining. example
OCDave
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10/11/2018 10:12PM
prizes14: "I seem to always camp on some kind of slope. ..."

The best advice I can offer: Get yourself an 11" hammock, a down under-quilt and a tarp.

I have painted silicone line on the floor of my TarpTent while seam sealing it. This keeps the pad from skating away during in-tent activity but, it is not an effective solution to problems associated with sloped tent sites.

Good Luck
old_salt
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10/11/2018 10:30PM
OCDave: "prizes14: "I seem to always camp on some kind of slope. ..."


The best advice I can offer: Get yourself an 11" hammock, a down under-quilt and a tarp.

I have painted silicone line on the floor of my TarpTent while seam sealing it. This keeps the pad from skating away during in-tent activity but, it is not an effective solution to problems associated with sloped tent sites.

Good Luck
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Might work for a really short guy. 11”?
wingnut
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10/12/2018 07:30AM
I used a Cliff Jacobson tip and had a flannel cover sewn for the pad to cut down on sliding and noise.
OCDave
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10/12/2018 07:35AM
old_salt: "Might work for a really short guy. 11”?"

My typing is barely servicable and my eyesight is less so (everything is just a little fuzzy). At this point ' and " are indistinguishable to my eyes on the keyboard as well as in the screen. It really becomes a problem at the local Dollar store... everything costs me 11 dollars.
Savage Voyageur
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10/12/2018 08:35AM
Sounds like a hammock is what you need.
scotttimm
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10/12/2018 08:58AM
Put the pad inside your bag! This is the only way my kids will stay on top of their pads. I got a screamin' deal on these pads for our last trip, and I found them to be pretty darn comfy:
Outdoorsman Lab Sleeping Pad
HowardSprague
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10/12/2018 09:22AM
Glad you posted this - I seem to often have the same issue and forget about it until the next time I'm camping. Either my bag & I slip off the pad, or the pad gradually slides down until I'm against the wall of the tent, or both. So I'm interested in a solution too.
Some of the suggestions involve buying new sleeping bags or pads, etc.. I'd prefer to keep my same thermarests/bags, so on. Looking up stuff - ""non-slip" sheets, blankets, dog cushions, etc.. I think the simplest might be to get one of these rubberized mats used under area rugs to prevent slipping, if you cut it to about double the width of the pad and wrap it so it goes between the pad and tent floor and also between the pad and sleeping bag. Rolled or folded up, it shouldn't take up much space (or weight, being mesh) and seems to me it would be grippy enough. Might be worth a try. Something like this:
Gorilla Grip Rug Pad
DrBobDerrig
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10/12/2018 10:14AM
wingnut: "I used a Cliff Jacobson tip and had a flannel cover sewn for the pad to cut down on sliding and noise."

Wife found some flannel at Good Will etc and made covers for all the sleeping matts... Definitely the way to go with slip sliding away issues. She made some with regular sheets for the summer and some with flannel during the colder times.

dr bob
DuluthPak
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10/12/2018 11:55AM
Big Agnes bags have a sleeve built into the bottom of the bag to slide in the pad. Best thing since sliced bread.
unshavenman
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10/12/2018 02:12PM
Switch to a hammock :)
A1t2o
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10/12/2018 02:27PM
HowardSprague: "Glad you posted this - I seem to often have the same issue and forget about it until the next time I'm camping. Either my bag & I slip off the pad, or the pad gradually slides down until I'm against the wall of the tent, or both. So I'm interested in a solution too.
Some of the suggestions involve buying new sleeping bags or pads, etc.. I'd prefer to keep my same thermarests/bags, so on. Looking up stuff - ""non-slip" sheets, blankets, dog cushions, etc.. I think the simplest might be to get one of these rubberized mats used under area rugs to prevent slipping, if you cut it to about double the width of the pad and wrap it so it goes between the pad and tent floor and also between the pad and sleeping bag. Rolled or folded up, it shouldn't take up much space (or weight, being mesh) and seems to me it would be grippy enough. Might be worth a try. Something like this:
Gorilla Grip Rug Pad "


Why not just cut 2 strips? One for under the pad and one for over. You should be able to do it with less material. 2 smaller strips should be easier to pack than 1 bigger one too.
10/12/2018 03:31PM
I've heard of people adding the jar lid grippers or the ones added to bathtubs, in addition to the silicone dots/stripes.
HowardSprague
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10/12/2018 08:23PM
A1t2o: "HowardSprague Something like this:
Gorilla Grip Rug Pad "



Why not just cut 2 strips? One for under the pad and one for over. You should be able to do it with less material. 2 smaller strips should be easier to pack than 1 bigger one too."


Yep - I thought of that after I'd posted. Makes sense, it wouldn't require full length or very large pieces to prevent slipping. 2 smaller pieces would be very easy to pack.
Arcola
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10/12/2018 08:40PM
Hmm, is it just me that finds a flat spot to sleep?
Jackfish
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10/12/2018 09:41PM
Don't sleep with your head "up hill". Turn 90 degrees and sleep parallel to the slope. Put some clothes under the down hill side of your sleeping pad and you'll sleep level all night.
10/12/2018 09:47PM
Arcola: "Hmm, is it just me that finds a flat spot to sleep?"


I usually have a fairly flat spot, too, but that's my main priority for a site.
KarlBAndersen1
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10/12/2018 09:49PM
6 years ago I got my Clark 4 season hammock and have not slept on the ground since.
All I need is two trees. I am always comfortable, dry and warm.
Best camping choice I ever made.
nooneuno
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10/13/2018 12:00PM
An under rug grip pad works good as well
 
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