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Old 08-17-2017, 04:23 PM   #1
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Winter's coming and I need ideas on keeping warm.
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Old 08-17-2017, 05:47 PM   #2
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former Montanan - i use a heater to keep the bus warm!!!

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Old 08-17-2017, 06:30 PM   #3
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:21 PM   #4
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We're temporary Montanans - work Glacier Park in the summer, then back south for the winter. That's how we deal with the cold! Plus our bus is really only set up for Montana summers and Texas winters!

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Old 08-19-2017, 02:52 PM   #5
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Wimpy, wimpy, wimpy!
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Wimpy, wimpy, wimpy!
Hey, now! We'll be full-timers soon enough. Just got to find the right winter job in MT that will continue to allow us to work at Glacier in the summers - that is the challenge...

On the rare night where it does get pretty cold, we use a combination of electric space heaters and a Portable Mr. Buddy. keeps us nice n' toasty!

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Old 08-20-2017, 03:54 PM   #7
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I've survived two Montana winters in Brunhilde. The first was the roughest; about 50 lbs of blankets with a Mr. Buddy heater that barely made a dent in the cold. That's with 1" of rigid foam insulation on 95% of the windows and walls. The second winter was much easier. I got a federbett and a Wave 8 heater.
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Old 08-20-2017, 07:05 PM   #8
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Checking in from Anaconda, MT, Keeping warm? My plan is like three wave 8 heaters and a few oil filled ele heaters.
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An oil-filled heater got me some serious 2d Degree burns, resulting in a 5 week hospital stay.

You ought to try the federbett. A few minute under one of those and you're toasty warm. Of course, a willing companion would make it that much more cozy.
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Old 08-21-2017, 08:40 AM   #10
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I have a two part plan for dealing with really cold weather.

Plan A.: Go South

Plan B.: Zero degree goose down sleeping bag + small heaters (propane for boondocking...electric when plugged in).

For extreme cold, you can get sleeping bags rated to -40 degrees that will keep you toasty but they cost around a grand. Zero degree rated can be had for $2-300 bucks. And bags are easy to roll up and stash away.
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