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    Default Warm Chair Backs

    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?

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    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
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    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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    I use a bit of fur - from an old Mink coat
    Some charity shops will not sell fur but hate to waste any theyare given - so will hold any they get and GIVE to you
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    Build a big ring of fire and sit in the middle.... toasty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainm View Post
    Build a big ring of fire and sit in the middle.... toasty!
    Now there is an idea. Trouble is I will be ready to eat after an hour. Not sure if the rest of the group I was with had any cannibals in it.

    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.

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    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.

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    I use a wool blanket - fire safe & you can wrap it around your legs too if they get cold

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    A sheepskin rug works well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilmo-p5 View Post
    A sheepskin rug works well.
    +1 for the sheepskin works a treat
    and you can get them in ikea for 20 quid (cheers to Gill for that Heads up )



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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG009 View Post
    +1 for the sheepskin works a treat
    and you can get them in ikea for 20 quid (cheers to Gill for that Heads up )



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    I'm trying a sheepskin mat in my hammock next time out :sly:

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    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.
    http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/40095398/
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    Don't tell me you Northeast coasters cant work out that there is more than one use for a sheep



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    I just use my jacket, don't need to wear it as I'm near the woodburner.

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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.
    It'll shine when it shines, you might thinking I'm wasting time, but I'm just a good ol' boy who's learned to wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilmo-p5 View Post
    A sheepskin rug works well.
    Seconded. It has transformed my winter camping. we got 3 (seconds or odd colours) for £25 at a re enactment show. I use them on our chairs and throw them on the tent floor at bedtime for sitting on and getting ready for bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redandshane View Post
    Don't tell me you Northeast coasters cant work out that there is more than one use for a sheep



    ........joking it just comes out when your from SW Scotland
    Lol !

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