Re: keeping warm
Milan H. Dilworth (milan@CYBERHIGHWAY.NET)
Sat, 11 Nov 1995 21:20:58 -0700
> Are we the only troop who knows about hot
>water in a good, tightly sealed water bottle placed inside your bag????
> Talk about toasty toes!! Also the water remains liquid all night ( unlike
>water in bottles outside of your bag) and so is available for those middle
>of the night "thirstys".
>YIS Al Sharp Troop 986 Littleton CO
Just having been on a campout last night, with fierce wind and cold, I would
hesitate to use the "water bottle" in a bag. The possibility of springing a
leak would far override short term benefits.
Coolers easily protect water from freezing.
Use nylon socks, next to your skin on all campouts and you've already jumped
ahead in the battle with the elements. The thin nylon keeps the moisture away
from the surface of your skin. Staying dry is the first choice. Wet sweaty
socks cause you to loose heat as the moisture vaporizes.
The ground cover is important to insulate, closing the door for the ground
to robb your heat from you.
My son and I both slept quite cozy, because we were prepared. Some others
had a struggle with the night cold. I brought a pile of extra blankets, set
next to our sleeping bags, and in the morning another person had moved in to
that spot. I didn't mind. It is good to help a friend.
Keep your clothes on in layers, adaptable to the needs. Coveralls, were a
good protection against the wind & cold.
I'm a Scoutmaster and I have a goal to get each Scout set up wearing some of
Mom's old pantyhose on a coming late month campout.
Milan Dilworth, SM TROOP 80 firstname.lastname@example.org
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