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ista_hota wrote:"Hey Jim can I borrow your trailer?"
"No I need it tomorrow."
"Well, I'm afraid I'm going to have to eat your penis then."
DeadCanadian wrote:This is no different, the amount of stuff you need for it (though I can substitte some things for others) is just too much to find in one spot or to carry around. Better to focus on what you can carry.
Nice, basic insulation rules for the win. (Assuming your fellow fundraisers later thought about why they were cold and you weren't, and then learned something for an emergency or another fundraiser...) As for the melting cardboard, you could probably find some plastic pieces to put over top of it and keep the snow from soaking in.BullOnParade wrote:In November 2009 I did a night in a cardboard box for a fundraiser with "out of the cold" to raise money for local homeless shelters. Some girls in the group thought I was stupid and spent the night in a three season tent. At 2 am I was woken up by one of the girls to ask me to help them pack up their tent so they could go home, none of them were able to sleep due to how cold they were.
The next morning we had a thick frost on everything. Admittedly the box was closed on all sides, and I had two large blankets with me, and a 7 degree (celcius) sleeping bag I wasn't using. The box was from a largescreen tv, I had to curl my legs to fit in, it wasn't even shoulder width, I had to sleep on my side. In a pinch, I could do it again, would it get me through a night in a mid-Canadian winter? It would be tough, the box would likely be too warm and melt any snow that fell on it, making it soggy and lousy shelter.
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