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    Question Pillow Talk

    This past weekend I didn't have any extra clothing to use for a pillow so I used my shoes. Just curious what other objects you guys have used.
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    In the USAF at Wendover field i took 3 benedryl and used a rock for a pillow about 4 or so feet away from a live firing M-60. Slept like a baby.
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    WOW, I guess rock beats scissors!
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    A backpacking pillow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by max patch View Post
    A backpacking pillow.
    Ladies and Gentlemen....we have a winner....
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    Default what crappy pillows are made of

    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalo Skipper View Post
    Ladies and Gentlemen....we have a winner....
    HA!

    my least favorite pillow, perhaps even worse than none at all, is balled up rain gear. it's hard and pokey, though i can't imagine anything would ever really be worse than a rock. i should probably just bring more benadryl when i hike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sickmont View Post
    In the USAF at Wendover field i took 3 benedryl and used a rock for a pillow about 4 or so feet away from a live firing M-60. Slept like a baby.
    Been there! In Chu Lai in the mid 60s I routinely used a sandbag - slept fine with about anything as a pillow as long as I took off my boots. I couldn't sleep with my boots on. Go figure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Grouse View Post
    Been there! In Chu Lai in the mid 60s I routinely used a sandbag - slept fine with about anything as a pillow as long as I took off my boots. I couldn't sleep with my boots on. Go figure.
    Are you suggesting that we all carry sandbags to use as pillows? This could be a new trend.
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    Fleece jacket in a stuff sack
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    I have used a camelback bladder several times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalo Skipper View Post
    Are you suggesting that we all carry sandbags to use as pillows? This could be a new trend.
    Only if you're anticipating incoming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Grouse View Post
    Only if you're anticipating incoming.
    Depends on how loudly you snore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Grouse View Post
    Only if you're anticipating incoming.
    I dont think you'd wanna be thru-hiking in that area......
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    I use the Coccon Hyperlite Pillow. 2oz and great for a side and stomach sleeper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by envirodiver View Post
    Fleece jacket in a stuff sack
    Even better, a down jacket in a fleece stuff sack.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jedeye View Post
    ...Just curious what other objects you guys have used.
    "objects" !!!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scope View Post
    Even better, a down jacket in a fleece stuff sack.



    "objects" !!!?!
    Yep, a fleece stuff sack would be comfy. Problem with my down jacket is it compresses too much.
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    I routinely roll up the backpad of my Gossamer Gear Gorilla pack, secure with a velcro strap (that doubles to secure my NeoAir folded in half after rolling). Pillow is quite comfy, adds no weight, and never gets used for extra warmth inside bag. I bet it's more comfy than my shoes, but I could see using those if I had to. Also use the same backpad for a butt pad around camp or if taking a trail break, so it actually serves three functions.
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    Have also used a 2 liter platypus inflated with air, but this has a tendency to scoot away and needs to be recaptured and restrained several times during the nite. Add some water to tame it and make recapture easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Jones View Post
    Depends on how loudly you snore.
    Well, one night my daughter was sure there was a bear in our camp. Just dad in his BMB hammock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QiWiz View Post
    Have also used a 2 liter platypus inflated with air, but this has a tendency to scoot away and needs to be recaptured and restrained several times during the nite. Add some water to tame it and make recapture easier.
    I have heard of this, but was worried about springing a leak. Ever have any trouble with this, or am I just overly cautious with my gear?
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