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May be a dumb question; but I've only slept in my tent, new to shelters.  Should I be worried about putting my inflatable sleeping pad on the wooden bunk in a shelter?  Didn't know if they were rough enough to poke a hole in it or anything?
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Should I be worried about putting my inflatable sleeping pad on the wooden bunk in a shelter?

Yeah. Don't.

Either use a CC foam pad or something fairly tough between your inflatable and the wood surface.


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I've used my neo air in a shelter maybe 4 times out issue. I make sure there are no large splinter on the wood. Commonly it is worn smooth so there are not sharp areas.
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Thanks.  I've been needing to get a foam as a backup anyways.  So I guess I now have an excuse.
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i think it depends upon the shelter........and where its at.....

as for the shelters in the smokies----they are such high traffic that most of the boards are worn smooth.......

i've had no problems just putting my pad on the shelter wood bunks.......
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LeConte Shelter
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it's smooth.....

i had no problems last september when i stayed there with an inflatable pad.....

that's one of the highest traffic shelters....
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Thanks.  Got a couple more weeks.  Planning on NF Gap to Boulevard to Leconte, then down Alum Cave the following day.  Guess we'll get "Walk in the Woods" to shuttle us.  Anyone had luck hitching?  There will be 3 of us, so it may be difficult.  Last time we were walking down Roaring Fork Road, thinking someone would offer us a ride...no dice.  Luckily we weren't going far.
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Oh yeah.....I've had tons of luck hitch hiking in that area......

Remember---only one of ya really needs to hitch....that person ride up to get car, comes back down to pick up rest....

Have fun----if you get a chance, watch sunrise at myrtle point, and sunset at cliff tops....
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I highly suggest you take a piece of Tyvek a little larger than your pad, it weighs a few ounces & you can grab some form any local construction site or big box store. Plus it has several additional uses

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Good point, Kevin.  And good idea on the Tyvek.  Thanks guys.
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