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Reflectix - pot & dehydrated food cozy

Postby Dex » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:02 pm

I don't know if many here read the Backpackinglight.com forums but they can have some good info. They can get carried away with the minutia.

I had some of this - Reflectix
http://www.reflectixinc.com/basepage.asp?Page=Double+Reflective+Insulation&pageIndex=622

So, I made this.
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=17522

I didn't use the Reflectix Tape.

And this
http://sectionhiker.com/diy-freezer-bag-cooking-cozy/

Some say you can make the bag cozy out of this:
http://www.joann.com/insul-bright/xprd986469/

The only downside of the Reflectix is that it can be a bit bulky but it is very light.
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Re: Reflectix - pot & dehydrated food cozy

Postby hotrod » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:36 pm

I wonder if this stuff could be used as a mat under a sleeping bag. I imagine a person couldn't just flop down on it or it would burst the bubbles. It might be bulky to carry in/on a backpack but very light.
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Re: Reflectix - pot & dehydrated food cozy

Postby GregMiller » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:25 pm

I took some with me for sitting on this weekend while camping. It turned out that it was quite slippery. If you maybe put some aquaseal lines down on it for traction it might work.

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Re: Reflectix - pot & dehydrated food cozy

Postby MUni Rider » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:05 pm

hotrod wrote:I wonder if this stuff could be used as a mat under a sleeping bag. I imagine a person couldn't just flop down on it or it would burst the bubbles. It might be bulky to carry in/on a backpack but very light.


Go to the auto section of Walmart and grab one of those silver accordian style windshield sun shades for 10-20 bucks.
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Re: Reflectix - pot & dehydrated food cozy

Postby yedi » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:39 am

MUni Rider wrote:Go to the auto section of Walmart and grab one of those silver accordian style windshield sun shades for 10-20 bucks.


This works well. Using windshield reflectors for hammock camping in winter is pretty common.

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Re: Reflectix - pot & dehydrated food cozy

Postby Dex » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:44 am

GregMiller wrote:I took some with me for sitting on this weekend while camping. It turned out that it was quite slippery. If you maybe put some aquaseal lines down on it for traction it might work.


REI sells these in a smaller size for $6 - I use it for sitting - very light.

http://www.rei.com/product/374053/standard-blue-foam-pad-regular
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Re: Reflectix - pot & dehydrated food cozy

Postby GregMiller » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:19 am

Yeah, I was going to go check out some army surplus stores, and see how much I could pick up a green army pad for. I don't need it for sleeping, but it'd be nice for cutting a seat pad out of, and making insulation for stuff.

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