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Postby dwgriff1 » Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:59 am

When I wake up I feel the ceiling and walls for condensation. I ajust the ventilation accordingly.

Having slept in mine at 10 degrees (after being towed in very cold weather) a good old fashioned hot water bottle would make the first bit comfortable. My wife and I slept warm once we got the bedding warmed, and we sleep in sheets and blankets.

25 to 30 degrees is a piece of cake, by the way.

Don't want a heater, prefer to sleep in the cold with a warm wife and plenty of blankets.

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Postby sledge » Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:14 am

when I was building my Teardrop, in the winter of 2005 , I would go out and turn on a Shop Drop Light , an hour before I wanted to work, and it would warm it up Inside enough to work, when the outside Temp, was like 20 Deg. .. Don't take much to warm the Inside of a Teardrop...... and I like to sleep when it's COOOL . my problem is in summer when it's HOT, thats why I installed a good Air Conditioner.
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Postby Bernoulli » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:06 am

Tripmaker wrote:I would skip the heater and invest in the best sleeping bag you can buy.


That would be a Wiggy's bag http://www.wiggys.com/ He's opinionated, but in my experience with his bags, he's right.
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Postby shikamarufan214 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:42 pm

never leave a propane thing on (like a stove), I left one on accidentally and after awhile i started felling really sleepy and remember smelling propane...
just glad nothing exploded :oops:
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Postby fatehunter1972 » Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:10 am

buy rectangular sleeping bags and zip them together top and bottom to get a double sized sleeping bag. No mummy sleeping bags for me!

Actually we take along a nice down comforter to top it off. A couple of fuzzy polyester blankets on top of that.

Put your clothes at the bottom of the bed or just pull them under the covers in the morning.

Boots are a little more difficult but if your body is warm and with a few layers of socks it is not toom bad.

110 pound sheperd/retriever helps.

For heat nothing beats dry heat. In a few of my boats I had diesel stoves (Dickensen) that are absolutely great but you need a supply of fuel etc. too much of a hassle for a TT.

There has to be some kind of propane heater that has a heat transfer plate to keep the gas/water out and the heat in.

I still will not trust the coleman stove with a titanium plate.
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Postby fatehunter1972 » Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:20 am

ok.

I guess the heat plate thingy I was talking about is called a heat exchanger. (It's late).

The Zodi looks pretty good. I wonder if it can be hooked up to a 20 lb bottle?
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Postby fatehunter1972 » Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:35 pm

interesting BTU calculator here

http://www.hearth.com/calc/btucalc.html
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Postby RiffRaff » Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:33 pm

You could file a dutch oven with sand and put it your camp fire, then put it on something heat proof in the camper when you go to bed.
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Postby Gerdo » Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:18 pm

I was thinking of the T60 http://www.kansaswindpower.net/bed_warmers.htm for this winter. I think that I'm going with a few Nalgene bottles filled with boiling water (Nalgene says "The caps are made from polypropylene (PP) and the strap is made from Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)" The bottles that I use are Lexan (PC). http://www.nalgene-outdoor.com/technica ... index.html Remember that water boils at 212* at sea level. http://whatscookingamerica.net/boilpoint.htm I'm also planing on bringing alot of Down.

Also http://tnttt.com/viewto ... sc&start=0
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Postby angib » Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:47 pm

I asked this question maybe a couple of years ago and I'm embarrassed to admit that I've completely forgotten the answer:
Do you guys in Merka not have hot water bottles?

Little, slightly pervy, rubber bags that you fill with boiling (OK, very hot) water and put in your bed to warm it up before you get in - also good for comforting childrens' stomach aches (and hypochondria!). They've almost disappeared nowadays (even the Brits now heat bedrooms) but still, just, available.

Basic version ($6) is a bit hot and/or clammy to the touch:

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So you either get your maiden aunt to knit you a fancy cover (and, as with tea/dish towels, tacky covers work better than tasteful ones...) or you buy it that way ($10):

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The exception to this is if you're Steve Wolverton who's got a cow theme to maintain and women to impress, in which case the luxury fake fur model ($35!) is needed:

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I'm quite willing to ship some out to you guys as I can't abide to see suffering, but postage costs would likely double or triple the prices.

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Postby Gaelen » Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:14 pm

Andrew...we not only still have waterbottles (the fake fur model is especially winning...)

We also have air-activated 12-hour hot packs that require no heating devices at all:
http://www.kobayashihealthcare.com/curaheat/index.html

I've been using one of these pads on my lower back (they come in sizes from palm-sized to around 8 x 10). Must say, they are neat, clean, inexpensive, and they WORK.

They'd probably be terrific in a sleeping bag, too.

I have a nice down bag that I use when it's cold, and a Thermaloft summer bag that I use the other three weeks of the year. ;)
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Postby angib » Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:14 pm

Gaelen wrote:Andrew...we not only still have waterbottles

Thank you - no doubt that was the answer from last time - I must remember it!

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Postby Laredo » Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:42 pm

Andrew,
if all else fails we can get ones from British military surplus ... ;)
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Postby halfdome, Danny » Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:57 pm

I thought those water bottles were for enemas :oops: :lol: Danny They use to come with a hose.
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Postby Kevin A » Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:19 pm

Sorry for the hijack, It's sorta on topic. 8)
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