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  1. Claudine Cundiff on September 16, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    So cool!! Love your excitement!!

  2. Rich Dorak on September 16, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Very happy about ur latest success! Simple, cheap and it does the job. Can’t ask for more than that. Well done.

  3. kerry ward on September 16, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    hheeeeeyyyyyyyy Dave … i dont know how we do it but we have many ideas that are close to the other ones but you have way more means to bring it to fruition than i do ! as far as waterproofing the material you can soak it in camp dry and it will be water proof for a long time !! so… spider bite or rogue face demon ?

  4. ladyofthemasque on September 16, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    Got any updates on how well this pad performed for you over the winter?

  5. FaerieDust on September 16, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Definitely making myself one of these!! Could’ve used one last winter when my radiator broke, my indoor temp didn’t get higher than 15°C/59°F for a while – I had the mother of all colds at the time & it took a while for my brain to realize I could just call my landlord to get it fixed 🤦

  6. Big Bill O'Reilly on September 16, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    I would gladly pay the 80

  7. Shasta valley outdoorsman on September 16, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    hey Dave very cool I imagine somebody already mentioned but the mylar can be bought in a bubble wrap type stuff that has r value. Been wanting to try a combo of that and wool for a pad of my own.

  8. dalbyonemanband on September 16, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    After spending time researching what pads to get. Im glad i came across this. I have a klymit static v deluxe pad with an r value of 5. I slept on that in a -5 sleeping bag in 30 degree weather. Man, i froze my nads off! Im stoked to try this. Btw cheers from searcy county arkansas!

  9. Darren Jensen on September 16, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    have you managed to get out and test this in the winter yet mate?

  10. Reallybigmonkey1 on September 16, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Helpful Hint > A commenter just told me this same foam can be bought new at home improvement stores as its also used as an under layer for new wood floors.

  11. Don Schumacher on September 16, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    You are my favorite YouTube channel, I always wait for your next adventure, keep up the good work.

  12. Outside with Kim on September 16, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    I love this.. I keep coming back and watching it over and over. I want one! I can’t sew.. maybe I can find someone to do it for me.

  13. Romin van der Meiden on September 16, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Hi David,

    Been watching you for a number of years now and still admire your inventive sollutions. (Still my Shelter Master)
    Last night i was out camping with a winter sleeping bag but with a summer tent and airmatress (exped rated till -5 celsius. I was cold!! Blaming my sleepingbag but the reason being my other gear.. if i brought my thermarest and a different tent i wouldn’t be cold. Ground indulation is very important!
    Greetings from the Netherlands!
    Romin aka (deverrefietser)
    :))

  14. Dj Schultz on September 16, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    I’m making one this is awesome

  15. Janette Barker on September 16, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Great idea, love it!👍🏼😁

  16. MonkeyMike Outdoors on September 16, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    awesome, did you ever make Nick one? that would be fun to make! I need a sleep pad anyway.

  17. Clouds on September 16, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Your excitement makes me excited 😂

  18. Mable Bartlett on September 16, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    It looks like it is going to fit you too snug. Hope not.

  19. Nancy Warren on September 16, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    Dave, DAVE!!!!! You really need to patient this stuff. Before you knew it, you’d be out camping when ever you wanted. Love your giggle and your ideas. Another awesome idea and show how. Your friend in S.Carolina

  20. richard jay on September 16, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Linn seed oil and bees wake. mix together on a low heat and water proof you woodland camo

  21. Ken hughes on September 16, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    How anyone could not enjoy this video is beyond me.
    I absolutely love this sleeping pad. I wish I could sew.
    Do you mind telling the model number of your sewing machine.
    I was excited as you were that it worked.
    Another great video, informative and entertaining.
    Thank you for posting. Ken hughes

  22. Cindy neely on September 16, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    when I give this man his report card they will be an A plus on it

  23. Albert Levy on September 16, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Back in the day when I was a kid in the scouts, we would buy air mattresses the same type you would put in a pool along with a ground cloth of some kind. You still froze in the winter. this is a cool idea gonna have to try it out.

  24. Serina Lewis on September 16, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Your ideas are great I’ve shared alot of your videos. Your attitude is very comforting and happy easy to watch thank you

  25. Lee Stephenson on September 16, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Man, I really like that. How do you think the reflective bubble wrap you like would work in the center?

  26. Bailey Dillion on September 16, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Holy Gunsmoke! You sew too! Unimpressed you sew with a sewing machine and you were on the floor I must say you so better on the floor than I do sitting at a table. You have also inspired me to make one of of your pad creations. Thanks for being so creative and cheap LOL. I love cheap

  27. James Russo on September 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Wow Dave another cool inovation, or should I say hot. We get so cold at night in our camper in the winter, the cargo hold is under the bed and not as insulated. I Think you just solved another one of my heating and cooling problems. You should make a bushcraft heating and cooling with Dave video, lol

  28. Gregory Hare on September 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Dave i have to say that was very cool to see you make your pading. Thar was cool and did it really work good? Orvdid it make you to hot to stay on it to long? Because i was thaking about putting two blankets and some foam and the milart together and sewing them together and see what that dose. But this is before i even got on YOU Tube and seeing you making your pading you brought that back to my mind. And thanks buddy for showing us that.

  29. Philip Freeman on September 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    You are almost turning the timber into a hotel .

  30. Kenneth Rosbury on September 16, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Another awesome invention keep up the good work you know who told you so

  31. Paul Howes on September 16, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    I always write, `Ingenuity knows no bounds ,it just requires lots of thought, planing and design, preparation then the tools and effort needed to get the job done.’ i especially like this video. Well Done._____ BEANO BOY. BB for short that`s little o`ll me.

  32. Getting Along Alone on September 16, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Hi Dave,
    I just finished making a custom awning for my Camper Van out of lightweight Canvas. Making things on a sewing machine is fun and can save a ton of money in the long run. Great job. You are just like me with making outdoor gear.

  33. Jason Mashburn on September 16, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Ok David, is summer now so this coming winter I hope you get a chance to try this out on a camping trip. I want to see how it would do hammock camping.

  34. feeblecom on September 16, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    get this man a overlocker !

  35. Ron schreiber on September 16, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    no camo slippers ???

  36. Alan Currall on September 16, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Did you manage to go camping and use this set-up? How comfy is it compared to the air mat?

  37. Isobelle-Hepsy Jones on September 16, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Great video!

  38. HikerMichael on September 16, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I’m going to do this and see how well it works

  39. Lorene Knight on September 16, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    You could also tie off your bedding project, like they did with quilts in the old days. It will keep your bedding from bunching or shifting & keep everything intact. YOU, SIR ARE A GENIUS!!!

  40. Oneispi Spike on September 16, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Hey Dave what’s up….
    Cracks me up when Ya break out the sewing machine. It’s a good thing actually reminds me of my late mom 🙂 She sewed everything!!
    Of course i can see some, and know that if i couldn’t at least mend my pants button or a whole she would haunt me hahaha
    Thanks for stirring good memories man….

  41. Barry Dutton Sells Homes on September 16, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Have you been out again to test this Dave??

    Is it TOO warm since you were saying how good it was??

    When I saw you pull out that cheap foam I was like…"Oh no, it is open cell foam… he is gonna freeze" but that mylar really sealed the gaps. Because open cell foam is terrible on its own. I learned the difference early on when I was learning all about outdoor gear. You must be in your latest shut down or close to it, as I recall also, for work.

  42. KLR Wanderer on September 16, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    I have a jacket that has nearly a full back pocket on it. I keep one of the grabber space blanket tarps folded to fit it. When getting into a cold vehicle or leaning against it, it feels like you said. Almost like a heated seat.

  43. Rob Babcock on September 16, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    That’s epic, Dave! Your enthusiasm is infectious as well!

  44. Ken Barrett on September 16, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Absolutely love the home made sleep pad .. I have the tape , the Mylar , the foam I can access at h depot .. now the awesome camo cloth ,, maybe hobby lobby , or Sally’s sewing supply .. people just don’t realize it’s easy to come up with ideas if you stop and ponder just a little while , open your mind and let the ideas flow ,, also the reflective wind screen and tarp…. southern ingenuity at its best ,, I have a buddy that can sew ,, I provide materials for him one also ,, that’s got it covered ,,

  45. James Hutto on September 16, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Any condensation issues?

  46. maxmohanmedia on September 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    As always, Inspirational.Thanks again

  47. Believe 3.0 on September 16, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Have you been able to try this in the field/camping?

  48. usarmypat on September 16, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    I guess , you’ve had about a year to test your pad. Sense that foam was thin, did it tear and or ball up? I haven’t checked your other videos on your pad, but have you made improvements or scrap it? A zipper or Velcro at one end would allow washing the cover and replacing the foam.

  49. Believe 3.0 on September 16, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    I wonder if a yoga mat would work instead of the foam. You’re a man after my heart using a sewing machine. Subbed. 😉

  50. Ghleehanna Leslie on September 16, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    The only thing that I do different is put that blow up on the bottom and put that heat on the top that way you got yourself a nice comfortable comfortable bed either that or put that blow up in between put a snap snap on the top so you can get it in and out in case it pops that way you got comfy comfy comfy

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