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Old 06-25-2010   #1
Boulder, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2001
Join Date: May 2006
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Use for old Thermarests?

Anyone have any suggestions on what to do with a few old Thermarests that are beyond repair. I just hate to throw them in the dumpster. Anyone want them?

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Old 06-26-2010   #2
Moab, Utah
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They make good ground cloths - just put them uninflated under your tent for insulation (heat or cold) and extra padding. And they don't take up much room on your raft. Can also use for cooler insulation. One more is to donate to your local humane society for pet beds. I know what you mean about not wanting trash them. My daughter says I am the ultimate re-purposer.

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Old 06-30-2010   #3
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Strap 'em on a deckboard for day runs and save your good Paco Pads for long overnight trips.
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Old 06-30-2010   #4
Angel Fire, New Mexico
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You can also glue them to the bottom of your cooler as to help prevent excess wear from the cooler rubbing on the floor.
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Old 07-01-2010   #5
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Take them into REI and get new ones for them...
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Old 07-01-2010   #6
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I'll take them.
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Old 07-02-2010   #7
Ridgway, Colorado
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Padding for other sports!

I just made body armour for our yearly firehose water fights that are held on 4th of July. It's basically a gladiator fight with water and let me tell you the bruises I got from the water were IMPRESSIVE! Hence the thermarest padded armor I made for the fights this weekend!

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