This is not realy Tackle And Gear, But you backcountry experts should be able to help.
Working ultra light backpacking. But, I have to have something to sleep on, at 46yrs old the ground gets real hard. I have a Therma rest prolite, but it is 4" x 21" a little too big for a day pack. I looked on line and the Therma-rest Prolite 3 packs down to 4.1 x 11 inches. And the Prolite 4 pack down to 4.8 x 11 inches. Has anyone used either one of these or do you recomend another product.
Another question I have is bugs in july. I am proably going up to Camsites 23 or 24. last trip I took was two years ago in september and the bugs were not real bad. I have a light weight rei gemie tarp tent (2lbs) I would like to take instead of a regular tent (5 lbs. 6 oz).