How to Pack for a Weekend Camping Trip : How to Select a Ground Mat for Camping
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How to Pack for a Weekend Camping Trip : How to Select a Ground Mat for Camping


Hi, this is John Stewart, and this is how
to select and pack your ground mat for a weekend camping trip. You don’t necessarily have to
have a ground mat for a weekend trip, but it makes it very, very comfortable, and easier
to sleep at night, and you can get different types of ground mats. You can use something
as simple as a egg carton foam mat that you find under beds and stuff. You can buy them
at Wal-Mart real cheap. Real easy, you just roll them up, strap them on the outside of
the pack. You can also get inflatable mattresses. They’re going to inflate about one and a half
to two inches thick, and then they’re going to compact down to where they’re really, really
small, and they don’t take up a lot of weight or volume inside your pack. They’re also going
to be puncture resistance, to where you don’t have to worry about them deflating, or something
like that in the middle of the night. Once you have selected your type of ground mat
you’re going to use, you can just strap this right on the bottom of your pack, or the top
of the pack. Most of the time, the inside and outside of your pack’s going to have straps
all over it, so you can easily strap this to the outside of your pack. Strap it right
to the bottom. You’re just going to take and lay it on there, run your straps over it,
and then just cinch it down from there, and it’s going to stay right on there. So this
is how to select and pack your ground mat for a weekend camping trip.

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