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Old 10-03-2016, 11:46 AM   #31
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No heaters in tents with children. Blankets lots of blankets and a good under bedding.
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Old 10-03-2016, 12:25 PM   #32
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Never, ever use a heating element in a tent unless you're an accomplished hiker... even then, you shouldnt. And good heavens... heaters in a tent with kids??? Seriously? Ive slept into the 20's using a 40-deg bag. If its in the 20's, cancel. Otherwise, sleeping bags/blankets only.
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Old 10-04-2016, 06:54 PM   #33
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It's important to keep the tent ventilated. Keep windows cracked so moist air can escape. Have the girls sleep (if they do) with their heads out from under the covers so their breath doesn't fill and moisten inside their sleeping bags. Fresh socks, toques and clothing before bed so its nice and dry. Slept in a tent at -20C lots.
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:00 AM   #34
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most sleeping bags have not got a fleece liner inside them.
being in thE military as a field MP for almost 20 yrs and worked as a SAR member for 5, the one thing to keep in mind is to sue some sort of bed sheet or fleece liner inside the sleeping bags and have them undress down to bare minimum clothing. THAT WAY THE BODY DOESNT FREEZE IN ITS OWN SWEAT.

"pack light freeze at night"
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:29 AM   #35
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most sleeping bags have not got a fleece liner inside them.
being in thE military as a field MP for almost 20 yrs and worked as a SAR member for 5, the one thing to keep in mind is to sue some sort of bed sheet or fleece liner inside the sleeping bags and have them undress down to bare minimum clothing. THAT WAY THE BODY DOESNT FREEZE IN ITS OWN SWEAT.

"pack light freeze at night"
I remember one incident camping as a kid, a couple of us girls were bunking together thought it would be a good idea to sleep in our jeans to keep warm - ugh! What a mistake! We were definitely freezing in our own sweat and neither of us was able to generate enough heat to get warm! We got up in the middle of the night crying about how cold we were. The first thing our caregiver had us do was strip down to our undies and get under the covers with a couple of other kids in an already warm and toasty bed - it might have been a little cramped but I never slept so good!
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:39 PM   #36
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Just wanted to give a final thanks for all of the advice.

The weather took a nasty turn for the worse at the last minute with wind, heavy rain, and much colder temps so we had to scrap the tent idea. As luck turned out there was a cabin available right behind our site. We put the soccer team in there while my younger daughter, her friend, and another couple that came with us slept in our camper. We were still able to get in some of our outdoor activities between downpours and had a great time. The girls are already asking about next year! A lot of them had never been camping at all so it was great to introduce them to outdoor cooking, campfires, and ghost stories even though we had to do that inside. Amazingly enough all of them were able to comfortably hang out in our QBOK while the adults braved the elements outside to have a few cold beverages.
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Old 10-31-2016, 07:39 PM   #37
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Glad you had a good time. Get the young ones interested in the outdoors and they (like yourself and the rest of us) will enjoy it for a long time.
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Old 10-31-2016, 07:44 PM   #38
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Thanks for the update. Glad it all worked out.
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Old 10-31-2016, 08:02 PM   #39
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Interesting thread. I was an Eagle Scout and spent many a winter night remote camping. I always had a goose down mummy bag and a Therm-a-Rest pad and had a good dinner of hot soup before I retired.

To this day, I believe in a good down bag. I still carry one in the camper. My bag now is a Kuiu mummy good for 5 above.

I would have suggested feeding them all pork and beans for dinner and group sleeping under flannel blankets with plastic film under the tents.

Those beans would have produced the necessary heat under the blankets to keep the kids toasty all night.....
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... A lot of them had never been camping at all so it was great to introduce them ...
May I kindly point out that I told you so
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...The girls are already asking about next year!....
That is how we define success. You did well

Thanks for the update, you always wonder how these things work out
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