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Published on The Doomstead Diner July 19, 2017

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It's been quite some time since I did an episode of I Spy Doom on Diner You Tube.  I am renewing the series now however in conjunction with my blogging series on Boondocking the Last Great Frontier.  The vids will be appearing in the middle of the week on the Diner, while the articles are published on Sundays for the Diner Sunday Brunch collapse meal.

The first videos are concerned with STAYING WARM and heating your mobile living arrangement in an economical fashion.  One of my greatest FEARS and a source of many nightmares since I became disabled was that I would end up as a Homeless Cripple Freezing to Death on the Streets of Palmer, Alaska. ©

There are many ways to do it and many choices possible beyond just idling your engine, which was how I mostly did it when I was living the OTR life as a professional trucker.

In our first installment of the series, we will cover what comes BEFORE adding auxiliary heating systems, which is self-insulation, aka dressing for the cold.  I live in ALASKA, so I know about cold. lol.  If you were trying to do Van living in the tropics, you would have a whole different set of problems, trying to stay COOL.  That is actually harder to do and more energy intensive than heating.  I would never choose to live in such an environment year-round, I can't stand sweating all the time.  I will touch on means to keep the van cool in temp ranges that go up to around 90F during the day though without resorting to air conditioning.  If you have a source of electric power and can run an air conditioner inside the van, you can survive just about any outside temperature.

For now though, we are just concerned with the COLD and how to prepare for that type of weather.  In this video, I cover how to dress yourself so you can withstand temperatures well below 0F for extended periods, if you are fairly active and have plenty to eat and burn the calories.  Following episodes in this part of the series will include various heating techniques utilizing various fuels and equipment, from very simple arrangements to more complex ones using modern appliances currently available to purchase from Industrial Culture, usually these days manufactured in China.

Parenthetically, you should get a laugh out of watching a cripple try to get his jackets on.  This is a HOOT! lol. 😀

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