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Old 05-30-2011, 12:11 PM   #141
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I think as long as this thread is that the original newbie is now experienced enough to end the thread.
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:13 PM   #142
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haha good call Greg
Thanks so much for all the advice and entertaining comments folks!
Its a wrap
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:27 PM   #143
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Great info Byron! Thank you! Do know if the furnace uses up the propane fast? I've been told where we are going camping it can get close to freezing at night due to the elevation(5280ft) and will need heat for our daughter....
It is more of a concern that the furnace may use up your battery rather than your propane. When boondocking we tend to set the furnace to the lowest tolerable setting to avoid running down the battery too soon. The propane use on the furnace is of course higher than than for hot water, fridge, or stove by some margin but a full tank will usually last for plenty of time on nearly any trip we have taken.
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It is more of a concern that the furnace may use up your battery rather than your propane. When boondocking we tend to set the furnace to the lowest tolerable setting to avoid running down the battery too soon. The propane use on the furnace is of course higher than than for hot water, fridge, or stove by some margin but a full tank will usually last for plenty of time on nearly any trip we have taken.
A nice quiet solar panel generally takes care of battery usage, except when you don't charge it often enough the outside temps drop to near 0.
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In the now long forgotten original post , I think one concern that Baj had was keeping the baby warm at night - which made me thinking back to being a baby in Canada and the solution that many folks used then.

Until I was school age (and then probably only because we moved to sunny Madrid Spain), my parents had us kids sleeping in flannel sleep sacks. They were like sleeping bags but had a tighter closure around the neck. The idea was if the child managed to kick off blankets, they'd still be in a little flannel sack and warm.

Combined with a little hat, I bet that would keep a little one toasty.

Google 'sleep sack' for many selections like this one (although the kind I had covered my arms too) Sleep Huggers - leading Canadian manufacturer of quality sleep sacks.
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