I use this silver backed foam rollmat on my chair
Just lay it over the seat, hold it in place with a bungee cord and you'll be nice and cosy
We have just had another successful meet up here in Aberdeenshire and I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to keep your back warm whilst on a camping chair?
Even though we had a roaring fire, I had (and maybe a few others) a constant cold back due to the breeze even with 4 layers on. Are there any good solutions for this other than standing up and rotating 360 degrees?
Do you have bread?
In the past I've used:
- Reindeer hide - luxury but only warms the back.
- Woolen blanket - able to wrap yourself up and keep toasty
- Poncho liner - able to wrap up but not fire friendly.
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surely you had some kind of roll mat with you to sleep on? fold that up and sit on that, you might need a bit of string to hold it to the chair but; A, it saves you from having to carry two pieces of kit to do one job, and B, your roll mat will be pre-warmed when you go to bed at night
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Build a big ring of fire and sit in the middle.... toasty!
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Thanks for the other ideas, I will have a look at using my roll mat or something similar next time.
Craig (CBJ) did have a lovely cloak that would have been nice to use and wrap up in. Trouble is i I wanted to make it of wool then it would let the wind through, so maybe some kind of material to act as a windbreak would be good.
Do you have bread?
When fibre insulation is compressed its effectiveness is reduced because the air (which is the insulating material) is displaced from it.
One of the problems with using a chair with a back is that it will compress the insulation that you have on your back and reduce its effectiveness.
As others have said, you can use something like a closed cell foam mat and faff about with bits of cord to stop it blowing away.
I prefer to sit on a stool. It's lighter, takes up less space, it doesn't compress the insulation on your back, and it's better for the posture too.
A pile of logs is even better.
I use a wool blanket - fire safe & you can wrap it around your legs too if they get cold
A sheepskin rug works well.
I used a reindeer skin before which was great apart from the hairs everywhere and of course they are expensive,I,ve got one of these pure wool rugs now and i love it.
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I made a variant of using a roll mat ...
I also made an insert to provide a bit more insulation if the occasion calls for it* ~ but I don't have a pic .
* When it's cold enough that your olive oil becomes a block of butter and water crystallizes when it's poured into a billy, a bit of extra insulation is *quite nice* .
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Like others, wool blanket, sheepskin, reindeer skin. All work well.
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