I don’t think I’ve mentioned how absolutely freezing it’s been here overnight. Lows have been somewhere around 27 degrees. Highs have been in the 50′s or 60′s and apparently it’s going to get better any day now. We’ve definitely been putting our solar system to the test. The other night we were a little concerned about the upcoming overnight temps and the Watsons gave us a charge (thank you).
These are the things we need to make freezing cold camping more comfortable:
- an extra blanket
- long underwear, tops and bottoms (not just one pair)
- a hat, gloves and scarf (I also need a regular baseball cap to cover my boondocking hair)
- the warmest slippers possible (any recommendations?)
- little hotties
- hot water bottle (in case you want to warm the bed or if back pain strikes)
- external solar panel to tilt toward the sun and give us an extra 200 watts in addition to our 400.
We used to have a Mr. Heater and I’ve been fantasizing about it, but we don’t want to deal with the little propane bottles. I’d LOVE to get a catalytic wall heater installed, but the only location it could go would be in the bedroom and it might be too close to the bed.
Don’t get me wrong, we have heat and we’ve been running our furnace ALL NIGHT LONG, starting the evening out at 64 degrees, and then by the middle of the night we’re comfortable at 58 degrees. I’m just trying to optimize our experience. Any tips on beating the cold are appreciated, including slipper recommendations.
Dinner Last Night:
Back On Track Wheat Berry and Bean Salad, though instead of wheat berries, I used the left over millet from the night before.
2013 Cost of Camping:
4 nights paid camping
12 nights free camping
Total spent on camping this year: $107.41
Daily average cost of camping: $6.71