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Re: Anyone buy an online mattress?
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2022, 10:45:18 PM »

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Re: Anyone buy an online mattress?
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2022, 10:48:17 PM »

Ever since we got our first memory foam mattress (about 18 years ago) I have wanted to figure out the stopping power of the mattress, is it cover or concealment? Will it act like a Newtonian fluid and get hard as it is compressed rapidly of will it barely slow the bullet down?  Or how many inches will it take to stop a bullet? So many questions.

We will be getting a new mattress soon and I will experiment with the mattress before the dump run. :)

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Re: Anyone buy an online mattress?
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2022, 10:58:33 PM »

Ever since we got our first memory foam mattress (about 18 years ago) I have wanted to figure out the stopping power of the mattress, is it cover or concealment? Will it act like a Newtonian fluid and get hard as it is compressed rapidly of will it barely slow the bullet down?

We will be getting a new mattress soon and I will experiment with the mattress before the dump run. :)

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If this video is to be trusted concealment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQwFmWZVVXc

If edge on has more of an effect I don't know
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Re: Anyone buy an online mattress?
« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2022, 07:02:35 AM »

"Makes all kinds of sense for a single guy with a chest freezer, a big pantry, and a yearning for the zombie apocalypse."

Well, I'm a single guy, I have a big upright freezer, and a substantial pantry (and a basement that has TONS of room).

As for the zombie apocalypse, I live and work in DC metro, so I live that *expletive deleted*it every day.

I've belonged to both Costco and BJs over the years and I will admit that it's nice. I've thought about joining. I worked right next to a Costco for over 3 years and always thought about joining, but never did, mainly because of the crowds.

There are some things that I'd love to get at Costco on a regular basis, most importantly the Ling Ling pot stickers. Those things are awesome.
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Re: Anyone buy an online mattress?
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2022, 07:04:27 AM »

We just bought 2 pillows off of Amazon that came in a ridiculously small roll but fluffed and expanded out to be fairly firm, normal sized pillows!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MX77L41

So your pillows needed a fluffer?

Did you contract out for that, or did you give it a try yourself? :rofl:
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Re: Anyone buy an online mattress?
« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2022, 07:23:44 AM »

I think I'm going to go with the 12" Shiloh firm support mattress.

Hopefully it's firm enough (I like a firmer mattress) and hopefully it stands up to my fat ass.
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Re: Anyone buy an online mattress?
« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2022, 08:17:20 AM »

Ha - that was a good question on cover or concealment.  =)

I was actually surprised that even a .380 penetrated. Might have to Kevlar line the sides of the mattress.  =D
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Re: Anyone buy an online mattress?
« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2022, 08:44:39 AM »

"I was actually surprised that even a .380 penetrated."

To be honest, I'm not.

Memory foam, while resilient, isn't particularly strong. It's very easy to tear it with your fingers. It has very low tensile strength. 
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Re: Anyone buy an online mattress?
« Reply #33 on: September 20, 2022, 11:08:57 AM »

"Makes all kinds of sense for a single guy with a chest freezer, a big pantry, and a yearning for the zombie apocalypse."

Well, I'm a single guy, I have a big upright freezer, and a substantial pantry (and a basement that has TONS of room).

Durable goods and dish/laundry soaps. Even when single I easily paid for the Sams membership cost in savings on everyday things like paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, dish soap, and shelf-stable pantry items. Add in the misc other stuff through the year and it was a good deal. Good optical dept, too. Not the greatest selection of frames but they use Nikon labs for their optics and I've had excellent results with them. I figure Costco has similar offerings.

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Re: Anyone buy an online mattress?
« Reply #34 on: September 20, 2022, 11:10:42 AM »

I did the math and the gas savings pay for my membership.
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Re: Anyone buy an online mattress?
« Reply #35 on: September 20, 2022, 11:14:19 AM »

Dish soap is one of the things that I have my neighbors get me.

It takes me between 9 and 12 months to go through one of the jugs.

I've been using the same roll of paper towels since... March or April.

Toilet paper? Most of my... "downloading" is done at the office. A 15-pack lasts me 6 months.

It just doesn't make much sense for me given the levels of stuff that I use.
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Re: Anyone buy an online mattress?
« Reply #36 on: September 20, 2022, 11:19:53 AM »

It takes me between 9 and 12 months to go through one of the jugs.

I've been using the same roll of paper towels since... March or April.

Toilet paper? Most of my... "downloading" is done at the office. A 15-pack lasts me 6 months.

Color me impressed. We go through a roll of paper towels a week just in the kitchen, never mind the bathrooms and shop. We go through a frightening amount of toilet paper.

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Re: Anyone buy an online mattress?
« Reply #37 on: September 20, 2022, 11:24:18 AM »

Color me impressed. We go through a roll of paper towels a week just in the kitchen, never mind the bathrooms and shop. We go through a frightening amount of toilet paper.

Brad

Before my daughter moved out a roll of TP would last maybe 3 days.
After she moved out ~3 weeks maybe longer. But I am in the habit of doing my business immediately before my morning shower.
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Re: Anyone buy an online mattress?
« Reply #38 on: September 20, 2022, 01:22:20 PM »

TMTMI...
 
I'm two blocks from an Aldi. I mostly buy coffee, half'n'half, sausage, eggs, burger, buns, cold cut stuff, and the like.
 
Wally World is slightly cheaper on the stuff, but is about a 12-14 mile round trip... If I'm in that area, I'll stock up, but...
 
Amazon is significantly higher on food type stuffs... Good for oddball things that I can't find locally, but... I'm in the south center of a big metro.
 
I'm probably gonna get one of the Amazon mattresses for my 62nd birthday. How do I do a go-fund-me thing with Amazon?
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Re: Anyone buy an online mattress?
« Reply #39 on: September 20, 2022, 01:28:45 PM »

Color me impressed. We go through a roll of paper towels a week just in the kitchen, never mind the bathrooms and shop. We go through a frightening amount of toilet paper.

Brad

I got tired of using a metric *expletive deleted*it ton of paper towels I went out and bought a couple dozen bar back towels for the kitchen. Even at one a day we do laundry often enough the pile never goes away. It has really cut down on our paper towel usage.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B08BSQ87JH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: Anyone buy an online mattress?
« Reply #40 on: September 20, 2022, 01:46:36 PM »

"I got tired of using a metric *expletive deleted*it ton of paper towels I went out and bought a couple dozen bar back towels for the kitchen. Even at one a day we do laundry often enough the pile never goes away. It has really cut down on our paper towel usage."

DING! DING! DING!

I have a bunch of all cotton towels that I use for hand and kitchen utility towels. It cuts the paper towel waste down to virtually nothing.

I primarily use paper towels for draining bacon.
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Re: Anyone buy an online mattress?
« Reply #41 on: September 20, 2022, 08:02:28 PM »

Yup. Bacon is what I used them mostly for. Or... "Oh damn... Let's sop that mess up and make it go away NOW."
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Re: Anyone buy an online mattress?
« Reply #42 on: September 20, 2022, 10:07:18 PM »

We bought an adjustable Sleep Number bed over 25 years ago.  Still going strong.  Swmbo put a 3" memory foam topper on just because with a slightly padded regular topper to that.  It provides a great night's sleep and you can play with the support you want.  They are even much better now than back in the day with a lot of options.  It won't be cheap, but you won't have to buy another one...maybe swap out the memory foam topper every few years.  For all I know they come with that now if you want.
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Re: Anyone buy an online mattress?
« Reply #43 on: September 21, 2022, 05:41:26 AM »

I know a couple of people who have had nothing but problems with their sleep number beds over the years. Neither would buy one again.
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