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The Wilderness Survivor, Issue #024 - Sleeping outdoors
June 09, 2006
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Table of contents


- Editor's Notes
- Have you heard about RSS feed?
- Sleeping outdoors
- Content has been updated



Editor's Notes

Hello ,

Hope all is well with you and you are ready for the Wilderness Survivor.

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The headline of this issue is "Sleeping outdoors in cold weather" and the article/survival tip is written by Jerry Watt. Jerry is living outside of Denver, Colorado.

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Sleeping outdoors in cold weather

I think one of the best ways to stay warm in cold weather is to build a hot coal bed. Why sleep on the cold ground when you can warm it up a little?

- Dig up soil around eight inches deep and as long and as wide as your body.

- Build a fire in the hole. Burn the fire for a certain amount of time. Spread out the coal evenly.

- Fill in the hole and wait about 30 minutes before you place your bed on top. The hot coals will heat up the soil and keep you warm until morning.


You will find that your bed will remain warm throughout the night Ė even in temperatures below freezing.


Jerry Watt
Denver Colorado


Editorís comment:

Thanks Jerry, the firebed is a great way to sleep outdoors in cold weather without the need for a little more than a blanket. Actually itís technique used by many cultures during periods of cold weather when adequate insulation isnít readily available.




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