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Old 13-08-2009, 21:33   #16
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Millions of electric blankets have made millions of people cozy, but still, wrapping yourself in power lines and going to sleep is an act of faith. Product defects happen, so if you buy one--buy a brand name, check for recalls from time to time, treat it gently.

You might also look for an electric mattress pad--which goes UNDER you instead of OVER you. They have to be built stronger (you are after all rolling around on it) and they tend to use less power because, duh, heat rises and you're on the TOP of it where the heat is heading.

Cap it with a nice down comforter if you can keep it dry. Really good wool if you can afford it, or fleece i.e. Polartec which is warm but, just not the same. Wool also has the advantage if again being naturally fire resistant, without having any toxins added to it.
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Been using one for years while on shore power. A friend of mine began putting it under his mattress a long time ago , it gives you a dry and warm mattress . No condensation. Now a lot of liveaboards here are doing the same.
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Old 14-08-2009, 07:55   #18
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i hear ya. try sleeping in a winter down mummy bag like sleeping in a tomb takes a while to get used to it for sure. guess i will just have to move to a warmer climate


usvi are gorgeous!!!! vancouver is KOLD....san diego isnt tooo bad except in winter, and may and june!!
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where is usvi ?
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off the coast of florida in warm caribean ...is awesome and overcruised but there are still many places to hide and survive in paradice lol....makes ye believe in virgins again lol
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haha you are too funny. maybe one day i will make my way there, sounds pretty nice
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my 1st thought would be to sail to mexico where you don't need to concern yourself w/ this problem....or....buy a set of really nice thick flannel sheets...oooooh, comfy..
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An electric might be nice to turn on to remove the chill before climbing in... but I wouldnt sleep under one anywhere...
Yea, I gotta have my feet free also... prefer the Duvet tot he tucked in sheets....
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I consider good, quality, sleeping bags to be essential. I used a warming throw to warm mine before getting in. After that it was not needed. When truly bitter cold I used a heating pad set on its lowest setting down by my feet to keep that end of the bag warm. That's all that was needed. If you have a quality bed bag, you don't need much extra warming, if at all. Again, I found warming it up so I did not crawl into a cold bag to be the most important use.
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