That U.S. military-issued green waffle puss pad - anyone know where to buy one?

I'm trying to figure out where to buy one of the U.S. military-issued green waffle puss pad, as seen in the picture above. My google search efforts were fruitless. 

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It might be a thermarest ridge rest in green.  The old one I was issued didn't have ridges it was just a cheap hunk of foam (it worked).  FWIW those fellows are not regular grunts.

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cd228 posted:

It might be a thermarest ridge rest in green.  The old one I was issued didn't have ridges it was just a cheap hunk of foam (it worked).  FWIW those fellows are not regular grunts.

I second the thermarest. I have a couple I picked up at yard sales. 

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It is a Thermarest. The newer self inflaters work even better. I used to sell them.  

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I went with a German folder for my insulation. It's much thinner than the US stuff, and not as comfy. But If I'm humping everything it packs much smaller, and is much lighter.

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I also have a german folding mat, but only use for like OPs and as a second layer on very cold days. It is excellent, folds up very small, is absolutely indestructible. I mean, the one I use in the field now I also have used for things like when we were painting the house once; we'd stand on it to keep the heat from the asphalt roof tiles off us. Abused as hell, for probably 20 years, and I got it used surplus with the "demilled" 1" hole in the corner, and there is almost no visible wear. 

Out of stock here now (though it pops up sometimes, set a notice), but we mean this: https://www.keepshooting.com/g...ding-ground-mat.html

 

I have been very, very, very successfully using Therm-a-Rest inflatables since the 80s. Have not had even a slow leak since c. 1992. Totally reliable. "Self inflating" is a joke and I swear I never heard them called that until the last few years. With the valve open, they will expand themselves maybe 1/3rd of the way. You will blow them up the rest of the way. Quite fully indeed. Many who have a bad opinion of them trusted the self-inflating, and found them to be not insulating or comfy. So, that lie does them no good. 

Store them like your sleeping bag — if you store your sleeping bag well that is. Loose, not compressed. Valve open, but not actually inflated, just enough room to not ruin the foam from long-term squishing. 

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