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Old 12-10-2019, 09:53 PM   #21
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Lots of good solutions. Thanks!
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Old 12-10-2019, 10:02 PM   #22
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Two zip together down sleeping bags will pack into stuff sacs.
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Old 12-10-2019, 10:33 PM   #23
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Two zip together down sleeping bags will pack into stuff sacs.
Yeah. Sleeping bags designed for backpacking are very efficient, and comfy.
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Old 12-10-2019, 11:42 PM   #24
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In cold and humid weather camping, we use several heavy wool blankets we got surplus, ex Polish Army. Same as a full size blanket, about 3/8 in thick, and warm. They were about $30 each 10 years ago.
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Old 12-10-2019, 11:46 PM   #25
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I’ve got two USMC wool blankets my dad brought home from 1944. Pretty warm but shrunk from too many sessions in the clothes drier.
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Old 12-11-2019, 12:01 AM   #26
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We prefer electric blankets.

We like it so much that when electric blankets started using digital controls, we had to upgrade the inverter to pure sine wave. This was 25 years ago when pure sine was not as common as it is now.
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I use down comforters and pure wool blankets! I have also tried good-quality “down alternative” comforters and like them too :-)
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Old 12-11-2019, 12:12 AM   #28
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The nice thing abou the electric blanket/matress pad option is it also drives any moisture out of your bedding. Makes for a much nicer sleep even if you don't leave them on all night.
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The nice thing abou the electric blanket/matress pad option is it also drives any moisture out of your bedding. Makes for a much nicer sleep even if you don't leave them on all night.
And a big draw on the batteries.
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And a big draw on the batteries.
30-50ah isn't a big draw if it allows you to get a good night's sleep. Even turning the blanket on for 30 minutes (2-4ah?) before retiring makes a huge difference.
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Old 12-11-2019, 06:28 AM   #31
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Another vote for the heated matress pad. 30+ year user.

It is seldom cold enough to require extra heat after being snug in bed.

Its the cold bed and time to warm it up that stinks.

10- 15 min of electric will usually solve the hassle of a cold bed , after that nothing extra is usually needed.

One nice advantage of the heat is there is no warm groove with cold next to you.

The whole bed is warm so moving into an unused spot is Warm, not cold!!!Great!!!
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Be careful with electric mattress pads...my last mattress discussed how even just a slight amount of temperature above body temp can ruin the foam mattress.


It discussed voiding the warranty...and while I loved the pad on the previous mattress, that mattress didn't last but a coupe years before breaking down so now I don't use one.
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I always choose something cozy like fleece bed sets... Recently I've discovered simple blog ( here: https://enjoyablehouse.com/best-fleece-sheets/ ), which has explained how one model differs from another and how you should choose bed sets by their materials, manufacturers and sizes... Simple, but pretty informative website, I should admit.
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Does anyone have a suggestion for a heated mattress pad that would work for a v-berth? Ours is about the width of a king, but because of the v shape we cannot tuck the edges of the pad around the mattress. We would need something that will lay on top of the mattress.
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We use sleeping bags on our mattresses.
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Old 12-16-2019, 02:54 PM   #37
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Any recommendations or favorite easily stored cold weather blankets or comforters?
Something that compresses down in to small packages?

I have a Kifaru "Woobie" liner on my boat. The brand makes high quality hunting gear and many items are bought by Special Ops as being superior to what is provided by their services. Thin and light, dries quickly and warm far in relation to its bulk. They make two weights suitable for outdoor ground sleeping. https://store.kifaru.net/woobiedoobie-p72.aspx
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We use down comforters and pack them away in space (vacuum) bags in the off season. The space bags will compress a queen size comforter down to about 24x24x2". Buy the space bags that come with a small hand pump if you don't have a vacuum cleaner on board.
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Cold weather sleeping

1. Heated mattress pad on for 15 minutes
2. Hudson Bay 100% wool blanket, always warm even wet
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I ordered my electric mattress pad earlier today. I can’t wait!
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