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Old 04-18-2014, 11:58 AM   #1
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camping today - 33 degrees

we're camping this weekend, and it's suppose to be 33/32 for a low - do I dry camp tonight or think it's safe?
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:07 PM   #2
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If its warmer during the day and you are running the heat during the night you should be ok
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:09 PM   #3
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Yea, it's like 55 out now and sunny. we'll be blasting the heat all night to keep the kiddo's warm .
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:18 PM   #4
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a heat wave !!!

but use your furnace, and run an extension cord into the basement to hang a 100 watt incandescent to keep it warm (make sure it can't touch anything combustible!)
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You can also leave your faucet open to a trickle to keep water running. I have camped with it getting to 32 at night with no issues and I did not take any special precautions.
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:01 PM   #7
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barely a frost

Temps dipping down only into the low 30's should not cause any problems.
It will take a lot colder, for longer periods to cause a hard enough freeze to pop anything. Heck, at 32 degrees we pull out the shorts and tank tops!

I would doubt even the under storage would drop below freezing if the outside temp is even in the upper 20's.
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a heat wave !!!

but use your furnace, and run an extension cord into the basement to hang a 100 watt incandescent to keep it warm (make sure it can't touch anything combustible!)
That sounds like a good idea perhaps I could try that in my outdoor kitchen not that I'm camping anytime soon as it's a bit cold up here yet
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Yes Sir... years ago used to work construction and first thing on a big job we'd build and mount a wooden box on the wall of our shed big enough to handle all our lunches...

then mount a 100 watt bulb in the bottom and bring frozen dinners in...
by lunch time they were bubbling !
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I've been up in Massachusetts for the last 2 months and I have had no problems with freezing when the temps getting down into the high 20's overnight. I did not leave the hose hooked up, I would fill my fresh tank and leave the pump off. Then releave about half the pressure on the system. Also had the central heat set on 68.
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