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We are seniors deciding to tent camp. We are really excited but are getting overwhelmed by all the gear that is out there. So far we have our tent which is the Bushnell 15x9 tent. Put it up and soaked it and hooray it doesn't leak. We are on a strict budget because we are on a fixed income. So what is the best cot and mattress pad . We were thinking about the disco bunk and the thermarest luxury map pad any thoughts out there on these products and or mabe something better we have to really careful because we only have a car to pack all this stuff in. So I'm trying to buy things that are easy on space. Sorry for the long thread but i am trying to get the best for my buck and ease of packing
 

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I like the airbed too - no arthritis trouble ! Don't like the noise of pumping it up. Closed cell foam pad under. Take old good-for-throwaway scatter rugs for inside the opening of tent. Throw them or the one away end of trip. Keeps the tent a lot cleaner. Get tarp big enough to cover tent completely in case of ultra horrible weather. And extra stakes and rope.
 

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I like a sleeping pad that's doesn't depend on just blowing up with air. A thermarest like you mentioned has closed foam that expands inside when you open its valve and the foam will self inflate and minimize the huffing and puffing from blowing it up, or the noise and power requirement of a pump. Just leave it alone when setting up camp, then a few blows into it right before bed if you want to firm it up. If the thermarest is too expensive there are cheaper (but not cheap junk) options. I have thick thermarests for base camp and thinner ones for backpacking. Have had them 25 years and they still work but I ensure they are not used around sharp objects (including rocks or sticks). Using this on a cot would be even better but I'm not a cot type of guy.
 

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