3. Open the Inflation Dry Sack and hold it into the wind to fill with air. If there is no wind, you can blow gently into the top of the sack to fill it. Roll the Inflation Sack from the top to squeeze the air into the mattress. Repeat until the mattress is firm, then remove the Inflation Sack from the valve.
4. Unsnap the Inflation Dry Sack from the valve. Lay on the mattress on your side, push the green valve to slowly deflate until your hip just bottoms out, so you are using the full depth of the mattress. This is a great starting position to determine how firm or soft the mattress should be to work best for you. Note that most people tend to run the mattress too firm. Softer is generally more comfortable even if you sleep on a firm mattress at home. Experiment to determine what works best for you.
5. Secure the valve with the outer cap. Note if you want to adjust the pressure after the outer cap is attached, you will need to hold the valve in place when removing the cap to avoid pulling the valve completely out.
For Small Punctures -
1. Fill a tub with about 4-5" of water. Fully inflate the mattress and close the valve. Submerge the mattress, section by section if needed, until you see air bubbles leaking out. With a marker, draw a small circle around the puncture hole.
2. Dry the mattress with a towel and lay it out until it is completely dry.
3. Using the tube of adhesive provided, put a small dot of adhesive right on the puncture hole. Allow it to fully dry and you should be good to go!
For Large Cut or Tear -
1. Clean the surface around the "wound". Make sure the mattress is completely flat. Trying to piece the two edges of the tear back together, spread adhesive along it.
2. Two hours later, spread adhesive on the repair patch. Place is over the cut or tear and press firmly. Wait another two hours, then inflate the mattress and examine the repair.