Re: keeping warm
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 6 Nov 1995 12:42:26 -0500
On Mon, 6 Nov 1995, Curt Edsall wrote:
> Shove some clothing or a small blanket/sheet into the bottom of the bag
> for your feet. Have a nice hot chocolate just before bedtime. Finally
> (whew!) urinate just before going to bed for the night (I don't understand
> the physiology behind this, I only know it helps!).
Something warm to drink is probably useful, but I wouldn't make it hot
chocolate. Chocolate contains enuf caffeine to stimulate the kidneys to
fill the bladder to wake one up and, gotta go. :-)
Probably hot soup would be a better bet, or bouillon. It has the desired
warmth, salt, and liquid.
Why urinate B4 bed? If not, you'll likely wake up, figure it was the cold
that woke you up (rather than your full bladder), and (as long as you're
awake) might as well urinate. So, pull on the cold boots, step outside,
stay long enuf to get chilled, climb back inside the bag. By now, you're
_really_ cold. Now, you realize you're thirsty, too. Search for water
bottle. Probably frozen, or well on its way there. Drink a cup of
liquid. Now, you're cold inside, too. Fidget and shiver until dawn.
Use the time wondering why you got talked into this trip in the first
Paul H. Brown, UC, GW District, National Capital Area Council
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