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Old 10-12-2011, 11:49 AM
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Emergency / Supplemental Methods of Staying Warm

This thread is for the discussion of providing/improvising supplemental warmth while camping or on the go.

Please share any methods you've used and how they've worked for you - providing any helpful details you recall (e.g. temp, wind speed, precip,...).

Here are some examples of supplemental heating/insulation:
  • Heated water container (canteen, bottle) placed under (or in foot area of) sleeping bag/quilt/bedroll
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:08 PM
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Wife. In same bag(s) or quilt with me. Never fails.NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:08 AM
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Wayback's way to stay warm would work NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:30 PM
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Any loose material - leaves, crumpled newspaper, even stacked conifer branches can provide extra ins NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:47 PM
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This is one of those areas where just about any wind break does wonders.
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:06 AM
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Once when I had day hiked into a remote trout pond in the White Mtns. of NH, although the temps were NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:32 PM
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Cheap Trick

I discovered this little trick while on a Boy Scout Survival camp out in November a few years back.< NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:42 AM
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I am a little slow on the uptake, but I thought Under Armour, The North Face, and such would take ca NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:33 PM
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I am a fan of trash bags also. On cold nights I stretch the rating of my sleeping bag by slipping a NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:17 PM
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