But more seriously, layers of clothes works well for me - and I seriously feel the cold! On one occasion, I snuggled into my sleeping bag and read a book with a mug of hot chocolate - so cosy :) Send kids for a run around in waterproofs in the rain, or let them snuggle with a book/gadget in their sleeping bags too . . . We don't have ehu, and I would worry about the safety of a gas heater.
I know this sounds a little counter-intuitive, but keep air vents open. It may seem more drafty, but helps prevent condensation. Condensation will just make the tent feel damp and even colder.
*Actually, we have been known to save money for meals out on wet, cold days, so perhaps not such a silly idea after all!!
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If you're on EHU, either a halogen heater or a fan heater for the body o' the kirk and an oil-filled radiator in the bedroom pod. Halogen heaters work very well if it's draughty (for example in a polyester tent when you have to keep the vents open to avoid condensation).
Other than that, layers as per previous comments, hot drinks and hot water bottles.
You can get electrically heated blankets and throws, and Outwell did a heated carpet last year. All of these are great in the winter - particularly the heated carpet - but probably a bit OTT in peak season.
In summary, a fan heater is tops, followed by a 1kw electric kettle: it means it's a trivial amount of effort to produce a hot drink (or indeed a cup-a-soup, if that's your bag) or fill a hot water bottle, and quicker than any stove-top kettle.
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Quote: Originally posted by Mucker1884 on 26/7/2017
... and maybe a small electric fan heater from October to March, but don't expect it to warm the tent up. It will take the chill off at best.
When we use our smaller weekend tent it gets too hot!!!
York South March 2 nights
Bank Top April 4 nights
Summerfield May 2 nights
May/June Teversal 3 nights
Sherwood Forest August 8 nights
September with friend undecided
plus a few more I hope
Layers and staying dry on wet days.. pack waterproofs and wellies for going out in. Last week on two wet days we used our National Trust membership for excursions to historical homes on a couple of wet days.
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Hot Water bottles as well as the above suggestions. If you're sitting in the tent, just put one on your lap or on your feet. We find if your feet get cold then you've lost half the battle.
THEN go to the pub!
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Thanx for the input guys ...no main electricity ...so sleeping bag and thermals then
I then realized that I need some more space for all the gear unless I wanna leave the kids and dog at home ,so I got this ..