Yes this is required. Bring one.
-This is more than just a comfort item, it makes sure you body
heat stays in your sleeping bag and doesn't attempt to heat the
-It also makes a great seat, when stuck in an OP/LP and is easy to clean afterwards.
- The standard USGI foam pad works fine and can usually be had for somewhere on the order of $5.
-Acceptable colors are only OD. (We are not Russians. So leave the blue pads for them)