I am going for four day hike in Western Ghats. The terrain is rocky humid and It is one of the eight "hottest hotspots" of biological diversity in the world.
I am trying to pack my rucksack as per the terrain and found that sleeping mattress is a most important thing while hiking in this type of terrain.
I am using QUECHUA M200 CAMPING SLEEPING MAT.
This is my first time using sleeping mattress in a hike. I am confused how to carry a mattress with rucksack.
I found some possible ways of carrying sleeping mattresses with rucksack. like following.
I think it is best to avoid attaching anything to the outside of a rucksack; items attached to the outside are more likely to get wet, damaged or lost. You must also be careful not to overbalance your bag as this will cause unnecessary back strain.
What is the best effective way to carry a sleeping mattress?