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    Default Noisy Airpad - problem solved

    In preparation for the upcoming trip tp Portugal, I putting all our stuff together and do a quick testrun of several items.

    Me and my wife will bring my MSR Hubba Hubba NX, and an Exped sleeping pad each.
    I've got a Downmat, and she's got a normal inflatable without down, both the same size&mummy-shape.
    They fit exactly into the tent, if we place them head-to-toe (we will still sleep with our heads at the same end, no worry).

    One problem we found out: The pads placed inside the tent are extremely noisy, creaky&squeaky no end.

    Now I thought of Tipi Walter who insists to place the groundsheet inside the tent, instead of outside.
    I have a groundsheet cut to shape for this tent, made of housewrap (not exactly Tyvec, but similar).

    Well, I placed the groundsheet inside the tent, and the sleepingpads atop of it:
    Silence! No noise at all, whatever we move around on the pads.

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    I did not know that Tipi Walter suggests this but it is what I do as well with great results. I intent personally in doing so is due to hiking with a dog in part, every morning the last thing to come out is the ground sheet which transports the large majority of debris directly out of the tent. But I can see how it reduces noise as well. Secondly I put my pad inside a sea to summit expander liner, its like a stretchy cotton like material that makes the pad feel more like home.
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    we will still sleep with our heads at the same end, no worry).

    Seems like that takes all the fun out of it…

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    Now I'm not sure whether my explanation used the wrong wording, or I didnt get your joke, or it was no joke at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo L. View Post
    Now I'm not sure whether my explanation used the wrong wording, or I didnt get your joke, or it was no joke at all?
    I was making a little risqué innuendo. About a position where spouses have their heads at opposite ends being rather enjoyable.

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    Got you.
    Yes, we know how to enjoy each other...

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