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Tim Moss

Tim Moss has supported over 100 expeditions across all seven continents. He has climbed new mountains, crossed a desert on foot and recently cycled 13,000 miles around the world. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society London and a Guinness World Record Holder. He aims to encourage more people to live adventurously. Read more...


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    You might want to have a look at the folding foam mats you can get as army surplus. They’re available in the UK, about 3mm thick and weigh about 380g, and they fold down to a rectangular shape 38 x 27 x 3 cm in size, easy to slot in the back of your backpack.
    Here’s an example: http://www.militarymart.co.uk/german-folding-sleeping-iso-mat.html. I bought mine on ebay earlier in the year for about a tenner. It’s closed cell foam so it’s good insulation.

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      Tim Moss

      That looks ideal. Thank you for sharing that. I’ll update the article.


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