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Old 09-06-2011, 01:32 AM   #21 (permalink)
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For reference, here is a field full of the self inflating bunkers I mentioned. They can also still operate with large tears down the side of them. It's kind of crazy, actually.

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Old 09-06-2011, 01:47 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Also if you have a tear in the outer shell, you won't be able to deflate the bunker.
Would you rather have a useless uninflatable bunker or a bunker you need to leave out on the field? Disposal might be a problem, however...
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:33 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I think the density of a typical couch cushion foam is about 1 pound per cubic foot, and I think the foam in those mattresses is pretty similar. If you had a 4 foot cube (what I would consider a pretty small bunker) it would weigh about 64 pounds.
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:11 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I just had a random awesome idea, what about making a self inflating bunker. Last year at dday they had some of thoes self inflating mattresses that had foam in them. when you would open the plug, the foam would swell back up to its original size. When you were done, just open the plug again and squeeze all the air out.
Won't last. I have a self inflating pad for my sleeping bag. It's a few years old and doesn't inflate all the way anymore.
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