Ultralighter's Pad

Here's the best way to make a lightweight and inexpensive camping mattress.

You can make an excellent lightweight mattress by packing several heavy-duty trash bags. Fill them with soft leaves, and lie down on top. If a cold front moves in, fill several more and use them as comforters to augment your bag.

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