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Old 09-09-2008, 09:08 AM   #1
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How Cold is Cold

The question for today is! How cold is to cold to go camping. This not what you have been caught in, only what you would goin out in.
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:41 AM   #2
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10 F

That's too dang cold. Anything above that is fair game.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:37 AM   #3
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I have camped colder but I'd rather keep it above 30F. If it stays above 30 you don't have to worry too much about things freezing.
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Night temp not to exceed 40 degrees......Ya I am a wimp.
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:18 PM   #5
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Since our holding tanks are exposed, we shoot for night lows above 32.
If it's gonna get colder than that, we dump the tanks and use the camp ground
rest rooms.
We've dry camped in the 20s lots of times.
It really makes you appreciate a good camp fire!!

I'm kinda looking forward to some fall camping right now.....
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I can't wait to try out my heated mattress. I know the furnace works great. The tanks freezing is only worry - so I'd say mid-20's.
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:32 PM   #7
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i am not sure just how cold it was but...
we had 2" of SNOW on the roof once when we were in north bama
it was freaking COLD and i loved my heated blanket.

my dog didnt like it much having the cold wet stuff stick to her
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I kinda have to agree with rockwood06 anything below 40 we stay home
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I can't wait to try out my heated mattress. I know the furnace works great. The tanks freezing is only worry - so I'd say mid-20's.
We bought a regular Queen size mattress for the camper, I am giving the heated mattress away, not because it doesn't heat it's because it is uncomfortable, just not enough support. A standard queen size mattress is 3" longer then the RV queen size.
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Much below mid 20's, I start to worry about freeze ups. Even with a sealed under belly and heater running. If we leave the camper dry, I'll go down to 20 or a little lower. It also depends on the daytime highs. I like to at least hit the 50's.

Camping in a tent and proper gear, I've camped to sub zero temps, but that's an entirely different syle of camping.
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It also depends on the daytime highs. I like to at least hit the 50's. .
I'm with you. If we are dry camping in Fall/Winter we look for a forecast
high of at least upper 40s or better with some SUN!
Night lows aren't that much of an issue if it's gonna hit those highs the
lows will likely be 20s.

That makes for GREAT hiking. No ticks, no face gnats, few other
people, your boots crunching on the dry leaves, NO other sounds......

We often look for a "balmy" February weekend with the above temps
in the forecast and head out to a nearby (hours drive) park.
Hoosier National Forest is a little over an hour from us and we've
camped there in the winter when there were only 2 or 3 other sites
in the whole place occupied.
That is QUIET.
They have added electric hookups so there will be a few more folks
in Winter but we can run our heater all we want and no worry
about draining the batteries.

I'm not a winter person but just thinking about the woods has me
looking forward to our next trip already!

I've read messages lately about folks having taken their last
trip or getting ready to do so.
We are liable to go somewhere ANY month of the year with just
a little help from the weather service!
Brushing our teeth with water from a jug and eating on paper plates
for a couple nights is part of all season camping!!

See ya on the trail!
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