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1 year 2 months ago #655 by D.A. Wright
D.A. Wright replied the topic: cold weather camping
Over the decades I've suffered through many a cold night. Nothing extreme (sub zero), but still shivering and sleepless.

One thing I started wearing for evening wear outside and around the campfire is a set of insulated full overalls. The work kind. Mine are large enough so they are not tight or confining even when I am wearing thermals and a coat underneath.

They are always in my truck, in a duffel bag behind the seats. Just in case of unexpected bad weather, a stuck or breakdown situation where I might have to wait for an extended period of time for help to arrive.
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1 year 3 months ago #606 by Backroad Joe
Backroad Joe replied the topic: cold weather camping
I enjoy cold weather camping. It's part of the program.

I avoid heaters with tents. My thought being if I need a heater because my bag is inadequate and the heater fails, I'm screwed. My best bag is good down to -20F. Never been cold, sometimes overheat. I've learned the challenge is how to be comfortable before retiring. Around the campfire I have made use of snow boots. Love my flannel lined jeans. Could wear a layer under those if need be. I bought a big warm parka that was cheap so I don't worry about hot embers. Keep the skin covered. A good warm head-cover. If sitting around a campfire (recommended) use an additional blanket for your seat and back.

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1 year 3 months ago #604 by David_Bricker
David_Bricker replied the topic: cold weather camping
A friend of mine had his screen tent flap attack the hot heater as well. First time out for that tent, too.

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1 year 3 months ago #603 by Dan K
Dan K replied the topic: cold weather camping
Great way to stay warm. Froze my tush off one night at the springs and had a great time . Forgot to open the vent on the tent and had a very wet sleeping bag. Started the heater to dry out the tent ,with the heater sitting outside the tent and a breeze picked up. Needless to say I had to repair the screen on the tent. Watch the hot stuff. I didn't that morning Ha Ha on me. Later

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1 year 4 months ago #596 by Qnet
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I tried it out in our tool shed last night, works perfect, like being in a warm cabin with 10 degrees outside. I also bought a CO detector that is battery powered, just in case I didn't allow enough fresh air in for heater. We have sliding windows between truck and camper shell, a little rubber booty will allow the heater to warm both sides.

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1 year 4 months ago #595 by David_Bricker
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Looks good! Is it rated for indoor use? I know the Mr. Buddy units are rated for indoor and outdoor use. They have low oxygen sensors, etc.

In a tent, I can't see an issue. In an enclosed camper/SUV, I'd want to be sure windows were open. I'm also sure you're already aware of the ventilation requirements.

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