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Old 01-29-2012, 05:19 AM   #21
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well,, we live in michigan, so we just gave up on being warm till spring.
but i have a small kettle grill, a little matchlight charcoal and it makes a nice warming pot. without all the smoke of a fire.

otherwise,,, remember those nice Jon'e hand warmers? they are still sold and still work great. comes in a small size for your pocket, and a larger size. thats nice and toasty
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:22 AM   #22
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oh,,,speaking of heated chairs. heres an idea i came up with.

for those cold highway rest stop toilet seat lids..... a coin operated seat heater.. drop in a quarter and it preheats the toilet seat for you.

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Old 01-29-2012, 07:43 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by BCDave View Post
BTW - human hair is a VERY poor insulator so having a luxurious head of hair or being more "egg-like" makes very little difference!\
I wouldn't know. LOL

But keep a good wind block toque on hand. (Hat tip to my Canadian Friends)
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:44 PM   #24
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Under my EzUp with three side panels on, and my Big Buddy Heater.......

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Old 02-02-2012, 04:52 PM   #25
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Ditto on wearing a hat. Seem to remember you lose about 60% of heat out of the top of your head.
Once we were camping in the back of a pickup truck, and despite having on 4 or 5 blankets, were still cold. Remembered reading that, so I took my coat and wrapped that around my head, and was warm as toast!
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:00 PM   #26
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Rain Pancho

We go up to Manitoba Canada each May for the fishing opener . It's our annual fishing trip and we spend 5 days fishing . The ice is just off the lake and the ground is wet from the snow melt. There is a usually a strong NW wind . Wearing a rain coat or pancho does wonders in keeping you warm by blocking the wind especially when motoring for 10 or 12 miles across frigid waters.
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:21 PM   #27
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I guess I'm too simple. If I'm cold, I go inside.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:07 PM   #28
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Cap, gloves, wool socks, campfire...
Yep, I live in Florida, but I'm from Minnesota, and we love camping in cool weather, and northern states and Canada. The extra clothes don't weigh that much.... A small price to pay for the scenery.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:28 PM   #29
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Instead of charcoal, a catalytic heater behind the chair.
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:26 AM   #30
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When it's cold I wear my warmest coat which makes me look like I'm wrapped in a thick blanket, thick gloves and, what's more important, some cold-proof footwear.
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:51 AM   #31
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All this talk about sitting around in the cold, outside a nice warm trailer sorta reminds me of something my mother used to say about "some people not having (something or other) the rain" ... (Now what was it again she said?)
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:56 AM   #32
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I have posted this before but will repete . One drawback to our small units is in bad weather no place to sit with others . @ years ago we were at a gathering i Canada where the wind blew and it rained all the time so we fashioned a bed sheet on the windward end of our awning and we have the little gas campfire We were quite comfortable with 6 0r7 folks . So when we got home we got some canvas and made one that will fit on either end of our awning and we have used it quite often. Now that we have a pattern we will be making a new one soon and fix the flaws on the proyotype! The gas camp fir lasts around 10 hrs on a 20 # tank.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:12 PM   #33
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:03 PM   #34
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I use a big piece of scrap metal and fashion it in an arc and place behind the fire pit to throw warmth towards you. And set up the first up gazebo with windwalls and put a Heater buddy in it. All friends enjoys this outside living room. Gets cold in the Mountains of West VA in the late fall. And yes, wear a hat, wool works great. Enjoyed the reading of this forum. Fun
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:47 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by Donna D. View Post
Hot toddy. Warm from the inside out... and wear a hat and gloves
If we have enough Hot toddies, we don't need gloves.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:39 PM   #36
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Reflective emergency blankets. Place them in your chair and you will be cooking in no time. Use them all the time on cold scouts camping.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:27 PM   #37
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Often have camp fire bans during the summer months - due to forest fires that have been known to destroy forested areas bigger than Switzerland. As a result propane fire pits have become a hot item for campers. I have a little Fire Dancer and I have actually come to enjoy the added bonus of the whole trailer not smelling like a campfire after a trip. Another added bonus is you can burn it while sitting under the awning out of the rain which we all know never happens in BC :-))
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:44 PM   #38
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Jack Daniels and a wooly hat!
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:41 PM   #39
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Heres what we do on a cold rainy night in Georgia when camping in our teardrop

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Old 02-22-2012, 07:45 PM   #40
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What kind of shelter is that, Stan?
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