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 DIY camp seats 
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 DIY camp seats
So I know I have seen some suggestions on this before but I can't seem to find them. Any suggestions on what material might make a good, light weight, durable, waterproof camp seat? I would imagine a wet butt would put a significant damper ( no pun intended) on an evening in the woods, on the cliffs, in the fields, etc. That being said this seems like a classic scenario where you could fashion something just as effective as something purchased in a store. Any suggestions? Thanks!


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 double duty ?
I use my sleeping pad [z-rest] or my backpack.

I also think a piece of TYVEK might work.

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Tyvek would certainly be light weight. Thanks for the idea. I was also thinking those old fashioned outdoor door mats might work. The fake grass type that are really pretty useless as door mats. They would be fairly light weight, easy to roll up and waterproof. Not sure how comfortable they would be on bare legs if you were wearing shorts but better than a we rock. Not exactly DIY but probably cheaper than what you would find in an outdoor store. Thanks again for the ideas.


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While hiking Eisenhower last year for the flags, Peesalot had these chairs which were nice, light and folded up real nicely.


http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3664474&cp=3677338.11359849.10769302


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They are pretty cool but at 272lbs...those things wouldn't stand a chance! Might be good for my wife though who weighs considerably less! Thanks for the suggestion though!


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So I took a walk around Big Lots and found those foam pads gardeners use to kneel or sit on. They are super light, non absorbent, perfect size for sitting and it cost me eight bucks for two of them. If they don't hold up for more than a season or two...hey, they are only 4 bucks a piece. Problem solved for now any way.


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GeorgeOfTheJungle wrote:
So I took a walk around Big Lots and found those foam pads gardeners use to kneel or sit on. They are super light, non absorbent, perfect size for sitting and it cost me eight bucks for two of them. If they don't hold up for more than a season or two...hey, they are only 4 bucks a piece. Problem solved for now any way.


I paid a buck at the Christmas Tree Shop for mine! Light weight and cheap!

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heather1377 wrote:
GeorgeOfTheJungle wrote:
So I took a walk around Big Lots and found those foam pads gardeners use to kneel or sit on. They are super light, non absorbent, perfect size for sitting and it cost me eight bucks for two of them. If they don't hold up for more than a season or two...hey, they are only 4 bucks a piece. Problem solved for now any way.


I paid a buck at the Christmas Tree Shop for mine! Light weight and cheap!

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This is a great idea! Thanks.


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Aww shucks. Thanks.


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