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Old 09-19-2011, 02:13 PM
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I've found Jim Beam to keep you warmer than Beer, Tequila or Jack.

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I've found Jim Beam to keep you warmer than Beer, Tequila or Jack.

But seriously: Hat, long johns top and bottom in the bag, sometimes a wight fleece bag outside the down, and extra sleeping bag or blanket under. Toasty!

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A closed cell sleeping pad is key. A "ThermaRest" is open cell and will do the same as your air bed. You can also put the sleeping pad inside your sleeping bag. This will work if you want to use the air bed too for comfort purposes.

The other thing that is equally important. Eat a lot of calories before bed. Give you body something to burn all night long to keep warm.

Hat - check.

I like my sleeping bag liner a lot too. Adds a little warmth but mostly wicks away the moisture. For winter I use a down bag with a Gore exterior product. Its almost 20 years old now... Think the product name was "dry loft" but can't remember. Probably something better now anyway. Point is perspiration is a huge enemy in the winter. Anything that will keep you dry will also help keep you warm.

Double walled tent with windows that zip completely up on the inner tent.

But the easiest way to keep warm... Search the origins of the phrase "3 dog night" and call me for rental rates on Porter.

I've been out at -25+ many times. Ouray gets cold during ice climbing season.
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But the easiest way to keep warm... Search the origins of the phrase "3 dog night" and call me for rental rates on Porter.

I've been out at -25+ many times. Ouray gets cold during ice climbing season.
average dog body temp is like 109...that's some good spooning.
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A closed cell sleeping pad is key. A "ThermaRest" is open cell and will do the same as your air bed. You can also put the sleeping pad inside your sleeping bag. This will work if you want to use the air bed too for comfort purposes.
Depends on which thermarest you get. Some have really good r values some are more for summer camping comfort. For lite winter camping like at bfe a thermarest would work well. Decent r value and and some comfort. A true closed cell foam pad are usually for the young and stoic backpackers. I have one I still use from when I was in cub scouts. It keeps me warm but it's not as comfortable as I remember.
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a Mr Buddy Hdeater and a CO2 monitor worked great last time I camped in Freezing weather
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The smaller the tent the better if winter or late fall camping, keeps warmer...

I use a cot to sleep on then I put a thermarest on it and if really cold I put my 0 degree Marmot bag inside a summer Coleman flannel bag.

If you have a small down comforter, you could place that inside your summer flannel Coleman bag, it is the same as sleeping with flannel sheets and a down comforter...

beanie's are key..wool socks key, long underwear never a bad idea.

A down jacket also doubles as a down pillow or great extra level on the kids..
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Small tent. check.
Wool and fleece blankets on floor. check.
2 warm mummy sleeping bags zipped together (left and right zippered). check.
Wife in sleeping bag with me. check.

Warm and cozy. check.
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hotel, check

massage, check

fireplace, check

remote start, check
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hotel, check

massage, check

fireplace, check

remote start, check
My kind of camping!

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