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Old 08-18-2016   #11
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I haven't done it yet but I've been thinking about gluing two small D rings to the side of each pad then cam strapping them together.

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Old 08-18-2016   #12
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Originally Posted by Cascade River Gear View Post
I tend to spin around like a rotisserie chicken at night.
You freaking Crack me up!
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Old 08-19-2016   #13
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jquinn suggested putting a large split ring through the grommet on the side opposite the straps. Then flip one pad and run a strap through a split ring on each side to buckle them together. Super simple- I love it!
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Old 08-19-2016   #14
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I don't use Pacos, but one idea I like is using the pads as your ground cloth and pitching the tent on top of the pads.

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Old 08-19-2016   #15
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^^ We did this for years and it was really quite nice for the pads not to take up so much room in the tent.
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Old 08-23-2016   #16
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Originally Posted by lhowemt View Post
A 9' strap does the trick, or two.
Figure-eight the strap
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Old 08-23-2016   #17
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I'd just pick up some cheap straps with the plastic adjustable friction buckle like these. Stick em in with your sleeping bag that way you always have them.

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Old 08-23-2016   #18
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Originally Posted by protechie View Post
I just use a fitted sheet and they stay together fine.

Just in case you were not aware Jack's Plastic makes a double wide paco pad if that floats your boat.
A fitted sheet is enough to keep them together under almost all circumstances. If your 2-paco bedroll is coming apart every night, then you need to address how to handle your crazy sex life. I bet adding one cam strap takes care of most of that, but you are still likely susceptible to a friction burn somewhere on your body.

The double wide paco is super deluxe but mostly impractical.

I like this forum but Buzzards definitely over think stuff.
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