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    The electric socks work well (just for sleeping in though), and not much weight added to the pack.

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    i just got back from the first time using a hammock on the north country trail in mi. It got down to 28 and i boiled some water and threw it in the bag in a bottle it works great stayed toasty warm like a little heater in there. i have one of those aluminum bottles and when i woke up at like three for the call of the wild it was still warm.

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    Came back from a trip. Two nights down to 27 degrees. I made hot water bottles both nights to warm up quilts and then slept like a baby the rest of the night. I even made one for another camper who was cold the first night. Why be cold ?
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    I use this trick all the time. I once almost got hypothermic while camping in Colorado. A sudden cold rain came on and I wasn't prepared. I had to set up my shelter, but I was able to boil some water and get out of my cold clothes. I love this trick, and it's super easy with something like a bushbuddy stove 1100ml pot and nalgene bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moseng View Post
    Hmmm, not sure I subscribe to this concept but it is definitely an interesting topic!
    I was sceptical but desparate when I first tried the bottle (stuck in freezing temps with inadequate gear...).

    Wow! You have got to try this before you knock it. It is like having a portable heater right inside your sleeping bag (or top quilt, if you prefer).
    “Indian builds small fire and stays warm, white man builds big fire and stays warm collecting firewood”—unknown

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    Best tip ever

    I always use a Hot Water bottle to keep warm at night. I was thinking of making my Camping name Ice Man, because I am always soo cold. This is the best method ever, before I climb into my hammock I heat up a full bottle of water and it is my best friend all night.

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    We always skipped the hotwater and filoed it with schnapps... keeps you VERY warm
    @:-O
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    I think it is human nature to be an information provider. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation floating around. So, I used the Nalgene bottle method to see if it really works. I am a believer. It worked much better than I expected. Great tip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cermichael View Post
    I think it is human nature to be an information provider. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation floating around. So, I used the Nalgene bottle method to see if it really works. I am a believer. It worked much better than I expected. Great tip!
    Agreed. I backyard tested this technique before using it on the trail. It's a winner in my book.
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    I will defiantly keep this in the back of my mind for the 3 cold days down here in florida. lol

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