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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:58 am

Outfitter Cot

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Postby flatlander13 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:05 pm

It’s pretty…….but will you be able to land a triple twisting dismount without pulling your groin? It’s all fun and games until you pull your groin……..
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:26 pm

Sorry, I can't consider letting you "pull my groin" until you send me a picture.

I ain't that kinda barbarian. ;)
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Postby Elderberry » Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:57 pm

Looks interesting...does it come in a California King? (Or at least a double.)

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Postby phil » Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:56 pm

> (Or at least a double.)

Yeah, that's my problem. Louise and I like to share our bedding, so two twins won't do. A queen would do, though.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:58 pm

By the picture it looks like it'll fit five bears. ;) Probably room for a queen or two.
All right, enough with the double ententres, what do you think this is, eplaya?

Any other ideas for comfy sleeping???
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Postby phil » Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:06 pm

Cots for a single person are fine. I'd want to lay on one before I bought it, but if I slept alone, I'd get a cot for my tent.

The major issue with cots is cold weather. The allow cold air to circulate under the cot and keep you from warming the underlying surface. That's probably not a problem on at Burning Man. Louise and I camp in Death Valley over Thanksgiving, and it's high teens to low twenties overnight, so a cot would not work for us there.
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Postby Oldguy » Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:53 pm

I use a full size 4 inch foam mattress under two zipped together sleeping bags in my two room tent. Front room is parlor/storage, back room for sleeping (closed up most of the time). Works for me. A cot is too cramped for me, I like to kick around and turn.
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Postby AntiM » Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:55 pm

We use a self-inflating backpackers pad in a double size, topped with a memory foam topper. Fits the tiny tent like a glove. Cozy and comfy.
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Postby phil » Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:57 pm

> A cot is too cramped for me, I like to kick around and turn.

Okay, the two major problems with cots are staying warm and having sex. Other than that, what have cots ever done for us?
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:19 pm

Yeah, the futon's for the crazy stuff.
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Postby ygmir » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:15 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:By the picture it looks like it'll fit five bears. ;) Probably room for a queen or two.
All right, enough with the double ententres, what do you think this is, eplaya?

Any other ideas for comfy sleeping???

perhaps a layer of sexy women on mats of their own?........
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Postby ConnieH » Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:52 am

I have a single cot and really like it...I like having the storage space under the cot, and I like having somewhere to sit in my tent besides the floor, I get enough of that on backpacking trips. The cot fabric by itself is a little "hard" so I use a memory foam topper - comfy and warm, I slept like a rock last year.

Would gladly give up the cot if I had a sleeping partner, but until that happens, the cot is the bomb.
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Postby phil » Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:55 pm

> Would gladly give up the cot if I had a sleeping partner, but until
> that happens, the cot is the bomb.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:57 pm

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Postby oneeyeddick » Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:08 pm

That would have had more effect if it were from Dougly
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.
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Postby Sail Man » Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:19 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:That would have had more effect if it were from Dougly


Good point, OED.

Well, UD, it looks kinda cool, maybe some memory foam or a pair of naked vixens as Ygmir suggests to add to that cushy on the tushy feeling. But, it is from Cabela's, so its bound to be rather pricey? :shock:
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:21 pm

Sail Man wrote:so its bound to be rather pricey? :shock:
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Re: Now I lay me down to sleep

Postby CapSmashy » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:56 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:Outfitter Cot

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Give me ideas, you wanton playa rats you.


Pretty much the exact set up the wife and I use. We have one on each side of the cabin tent.

Extra long twin sheets will fit the over the pad. We brought some lightweight flannel sheets last year and it was a lovely "lay me down to sleep" place.
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Postby Boijoy » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:21 am

Cap.. How very " Dick Van Dyke Show " of you... :lol:
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Postby CapSmashy » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:43 am

Boijoy wrote:Cap.. How very " Dick Van Dyke Show " of you... :lol:


Meh, we've been sleeping together in the same bed for over 21 years, a week and a half in separate beds is something to almost look forward to. :lol:
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:27 am

ConnieH wrote:Would gladly give up the cot if I had a sleeping partner, but until that happens, the cot is the bomb.


Drop by and we'll chat. ;)
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Postby ourania » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:44 pm

We'll be using a 1 1/2 thickness air mattress (self-inflating) with a double sleeping bag. We tested it out a couple of weeks ago and it got down to 5 degrees (Celsius, I have no idea what that is in Fahrenheit) over night and we were still warm. Of course, it helps when you've got another body to cozy up to, especially if you do some pre-heating of the bed beforehand. :wink:
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Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:57 pm

One and 1/2 inch thickness ??

Seriously ?
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Postby ourania » Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:28 pm

1 1/2 times the usual thickness. About 9". :lol:
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Postby Elorrum » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:43 pm

a few more benefits of the cot: getting out of it is easier than getting up off the ground. O.K. many of the things I was going to list as separate benefits, all have to do with gravity and it's stronger force on me as I've gotten older. I might say it feels more civilized to have that bed height for sitting and putting on my shoes... but really that's just gravity again. Oh... wait, I like the fact that I don't have to inflate the cot... that's not a gravity issue.

I find that my back complains when I sleep just on the cot. With a thermarest pad it's very comfortable. In cold weather, I use my mylar windhshield shade between the cot and pad, and it does feel warmer. I also remember to tip the cot on the side before I leave my tent for the day so it does not become a big dustpile.

That cot looks like a super good size. Also it has a little more structural style than most cots. We all can come over and stand on it if you really want our opinion from that perspective.
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Postby dr.placebo » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:01 pm

ourania wrote:We'll be using a 1 1/2 thickness air mattress (self-inflating) with a double sleeping bag. We tested it out a couple of weeks ago and it got down to 5 degrees (Celsius, I have no idea what that is in Fahrenheit) over night and we were still warm. Of course, it helps when you've got another body to cozy up to, especially if you do some pre-heating of the bed beforehand. :wink:


5 ℃ = 41 ℉

Last year it got down to freezing on Tuesday morning after the burn. I had ice outside of my tent.

I use a cot at night with a good sleeping bag and optional extra layers. In addition to the advantages already mentioned for cots you can store stuff underneath.
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Postby JulzQ1 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:06 am

ourania wrote:We'll be using a 1 1/2 thickness air mattress (self-inflating) with a double sleeping bag. We tested it out a couple of weeks ago and it got down to 5 degrees (Celsius, I have no idea what that is in Fahrenheit) over night and we were still warm. Of course, it helps when you've got another body to cozy up to, especially if you do some pre-heating of the bed beforehand. :wink:


Was that an Aero Bed?

I'm tempted to buy one this year. They're on sale right now at Costo for $30 off so they're $85 from June 15- July 5th. It's still expensive but we're due for a new air mattress anyway. our Coleman regular blow up mattress loses air and just isn't as comfortable as an Aero Bed.
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Postby ourania » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:19 pm

Actually no, we're using the Coleman one. We've never had any problems with it losing air, but it is still relatively new.
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Postby pandasex » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:23 pm

It should make a great additive of the question of

"would u like to sleep with me?"

Have u seen my bed?? :D :D :D
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