Cold weather survival
by Jerry Watt
Winter weather can be wonderful
..... or 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 – even in temperatures below freezing.