Re: keeping warm
Ted Burton (tedbrtn@CYBERHIGHWAY.NET)
Tue, 31 Oct 1995 20:50:42 -0700
>This past weekend we took our young scout troop on their (and mine too)
>first winter campout. Most of the compaints came when they got into their
>cold sleeping bags.
>My feet also stayed cold all night as well, so I'm looking for tips on how to
>get warm and keep warm at night.
First, have the Scouts change into clean socks and underwear (or pajamas,
if any of yours remember what those are); the clean, *dry* clothing has
more loft and insulating value.
Second, have them shake out the bag to restore its loft, before settling in.
Third, make sure they have good ground insulation as well.
Stay out of the wind. I have been warmer sleeping in the snow, then on the
bare ground, precisely because down out of the wind.
A blanket tossed over the sleeping bag can do wonders.
If it's really cold, a poncho with another drip cloth under it helps.
Don't leave a bare head sticking out. Either have them snuggle completely
into the bag (if there is no air-tightness to it), or have them wear a knit
cap to bed.
Thank you for listening.
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