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Old 04-02-2014, 09:14 PM   #71
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Definitely no expert here, being from San Diego, but a former back packer and desert camper, I have figured out a few things about comfort.
1. Eat. Don't go to bed without some calories.
2. Stay warm before going to bed. Keep your core temperature up.
3. Have adequate insulation to preserve your body heat both under and
above you.

I like the hot water bottle idea. We have stoves to boil water. It will help get your core temp up.

Relying on an electrical device for warmth seems sketchy to me. Takes too much battery power to maintain on cloudy days.

Down works when dry. Invest in a comforter or sleeping bag.

Find a girl friend, they are cozy.

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Old 04-02-2014, 10:13 PM   #72
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I know most will have seen this, but here is the thread with the cork install I did for those who may not have.
New Cork Flooring
I've seen it but still liked seeing it again.

Thanks for linking to it.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:47 AM   #73
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Relying on an electrical device for warmth seems sketchy to me. Takes too much battery power to maintain on cloudy days.

Down works when dry. Invest in a comforter or sleeping bag.

Find a girl friend, they are cozy.

Russ
I don't expect to use it all the time. My propane is disconnected so no heat. I am on shore power tonight with both sides on high. Dogs and I are happy. I will use the power judiciously. I'll report back once I see how my solar production matches up to my usage.

Like the girlfriend idea--send her to bed first to warm things up and find they are very clingy when I jump in. <grin>
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Find a girl friend, they are cozy.
That one could be expensive........ especially if your wife finds out. Raz
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:53 AM   #75
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Stick with a dog

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That one could be expensive........ especially if your wife finds out. Raz
Stick with a dog ,they are far less expensive and don't have cold feet
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:29 AM   #76
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Stick with a dog ,they are far less expensive and don't have cold feet
Everyone know a cold nose just means love you when stuck in your face by the dog. DW with cold nose means go make the furnace work

We used fire warmed rocks wrapped in a towel, dropped into a stuff sack when boondocking. Warm bed when we got in, rocks moved toward the bottom for the feet would stay warm all night. I should mention rocks with cracks containing moisture can crack and shatter if heated too abruptly in a camp fire.

With shore power out comes the heating pad.

Stocking or knit cap makes a huge difference, majority of heat loss when under blankets is from the head.
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Stocking or knit cap makes a huge difference, majority of heat loss when under blankets is from the head.
or as we say up here in Canada put your toque on!
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That one could be expensive........ especially if your wife finds out. Raz
Raz,
Ya! that wouldn't be good. Perhaps I should have used "mate" in lieu of girl friend, which fit my own situation hence the word choice. I do prefer my relationships one at a time for sanity reasons as well as economics...
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I have been dating my girl friend for 15 years, so I think we are stuck with each other. And she has warm feet too.
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Bring it on, Mother Nature!
We're stoked on our toques!
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You don't need a heated floor. Two simple solutions are a shag area rug and bunny slippers!\
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You don't need a heated floor. Two simple solutions are a shag area rug and bunny slippers!\
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To cut through all the math about dc current draw, a cheap and fairly accurate way is a dc watt meter before the inverter. Hobby shops sell them for checking power draw on electric powered planes . Hobby King has a wide selection for pretty cheap, all the way up to 130 amp.Watt meters Handy if you don't have a meter on you inverter or no inverter. They can also be used on a solar setup to see how much your putting in. Most have volt/watt/amps.
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Jim, your cork floor looks beautiful. Lora, I'm glad to hear your report on 9 years with cork in the kitchen. We just put cork in our kitchen, as well as most of the house, and I love the look, feel, and quietness, but was a bit concerned about using it in the kitchen. Thanks for the info. I felt it was a good, eco-friendly alternative to carpet elsewhere, as I'm not fond of carpeting.
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