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Old 01-28-2012, 08:44 AM   #1
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When it's cold out and you're sitting out, how do you keep warm?

Naturally there are coats, there's a fire (but not allowed some places). Some friends of ours used to light a pile of charcoal in an aluminum pie pan and put it under their chairs. Haven't tried that yet. May do that. Any other ideas, grandiose or otherwise?
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:46 AM   #2
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Hot toddy. Warm from the inside out... and wear a hat and gloves
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:30 AM   #3
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We are planning to buy a propane campfire to use when fires are not allowed.
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:04 AM   #4
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:45 AM   #5
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Sharon, You might consider the Little Red Campfire. A bit cheaper and we've seen them at FG rallies. The owners seem to like them, we got one for this season.
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Hot toddy. Warm from the inside out... and wear a hat and gloves
I always wear a hat. A old friend who was a heart patient and had poor circulation, advised me that keeping your extremities (head, feet, and hands) warm was more effective than just adding a coat or sweater. He was bald and wore a hairpiece not for vanity, but as a socially acceptable way to keep warm indoors. Brandy helps, too.
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:47 PM   #7
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Um, I've read that alcohol only makes one feel warmer by increasing circulation to the extremities, which causes more rapid loss of body heat and is thus counterproductive to most warming efforts. But if anyone wants to conduct his or her own experiments, I suggest Rumple Minze peppermint schnapps.
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:40 PM   #8
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The best solution... camping on the coast of MS in January.... in the 70's.
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:40 PM   #9
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I always wear a hat. A old friend who was a heart patient and had poor circulation, advised me that keeping your extremities (head, feet, and hands) warm was more effective than just adding a coat or sweater. He was bald and wore a hairpiece not for vanity, but as a socially acceptable way to keep warm indoors. Brandy helps, too.

The Eskimo people say that "if your feet are cold, put on a hat". This is actually borne out in that the largest amount of heat loss is from your head, but as you lose heat, your body begins to restrict blood flow to the extremities first. First symptom is that your feet feel cold. So that's your warning to reduce heat loss by putting on a hat. BTW - human hair is a VERY poor insulator so having a luxurious head of hair or being more "egg-like" makes very little difference!\

Of course, personally, I'd just go back into the trailer and turn the heat on! Invite friends in as well, sit around in comfort.
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Sharon, You might consider the Little Red Campfire. A bit cheaper and we've seen them at FG rallies. The owners seem to like them, we got one for this season.
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Tony, thanks for the tip. I appreciate the first-hand recommendation!
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:03 PM   #11
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A pile of charcoal under their chair....now that is a brilliant idea! Does it keep the back warm while facing away from the fire? That is always my problem, the side facing the fire is toasty but the side away is an icicle.

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Naturally there are coats, there's a fire (but not allowed some places). Some friends of ours used to light a pile of charcoal in an aluminum pie pan and put it under their chairs. Haven't tried that yet. May do that. Any other ideas, grandiose or otherwise?
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I received one of these as a gift. Originally because I get back pain when sitting at a picnic table. It didn't help my back but one day I stuck it behind me in my camp chair and in a few minutes it felt like a little heater. One to sit on and one to lean against and the backside was warmer than the fireside. You can buy attachments to fold a full size therm-a-rest but reviews state it wrecks them pretty quick. They really are amazing and comfy too.


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Insulated boots, SmartWool socks, long underwear, fleece lined jeans, fleece jacket, fleece cap that covers my ears, and fleece gloves. If that doesn't work I put on a heavy coat over the jacket. Light a cigar and sip a little Corralejo*. Getting up and walking around helps, too. Just go easy on the Corralejo or walking may become difficult.

The trick is to not let yourself get chilled. If I get chilled I make some hot non-caffienated tea and drink that.

* Brand of tequila; very smooth stuff made for sipping.
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