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Postby Gerdo » Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:22 pm

Thanks Madjack, thats the one I was thinking of.
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Postby Chip » Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:40 pm

Rat,, Your florida buddy Woody,, started working on the quantities to be administered if we were able to test the procedure,, he failed miserably,,, not a good test subject,,, I would recommend we not let Woody know about the test,, due to his lack of self control and over indulgent test sampling, he must have hit every root in the county trying to walk between campsites,, now me on the other hand,,, being the professional research subject that I am was in complete control and aware of all things being discussed and the disposition of all parties thar,!!
Placebo,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,we dont use no stanking placebo,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Postby twc3 » Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:44 pm

After 2 seasons and all kinds of weather camping in the Teardrop I am still going to to cast my vote for the Electro Warmth 12v pad.

http://www.electrowarmth.com/

there are several posts about Heating a Tear.

http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=209&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=2623&highlight=
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=1500&highlight=
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=806&highlight=

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Postby Chris C » Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:27 pm

I used to have the ElectroWarmth in my camping van. They worked great, and I plan to buy a queen-sized one for my tear. Highest of recommendations. :thumbsup:
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Postby catrinka » Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:43 pm

Is the electrowarmth like an electric blanket?
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Postby twc3 » Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:09 pm

The Electro Warmth is a heat Pad like a blanket but you place it on top of the mattress under the sheets so the pad is under you not on top like a blanket. I attached mine to the mattress and then put a nice pillow top over it. The heat rises so we stay nice and cozy.

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Postby Chris C » Thu Jul 28, 2005 9:44 pm

Yes, Cathy, and they are great. Especially on a cold night out in the woods. :thumbsup:
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Postby metoady » Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:58 am

cold ...... what is that its midnight and its 101 out :cry:
ok break out the jackets :thumbsup:
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through the restraints.......

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Postby xe1ufo » Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:57 am

HEALTH HAZARD WARNING!!
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Since I live in Mexico at 6,800 feet above sea-level, and frequently travel up to 9,000 feet level, this topic was of interest to me.

Now, I hope I don't sound like Chiken Little here. I was surprised to see the mention of a Zodi heater for use inside a Teardrop. Anything that uses a flame consumes oxygen. This can be potentially dangerous or even lethal in a well-insulated Teardrop (maybe not so much in a tent). We lost a family of five a few years ago, from a gas heater that consumed the oxygen in the mountain cabin they were using. They were found with the heater still on, and nice and warm. The coroner made a special effort to get the story well-publicised to avoid future catastropies. He said that you would never notice the increasing lack of oxygen, since you would be sound asleep. So what I am saying is: If you use something with a flame, then also have a source of fresh air available, such as a partially opened window or vent. And also have a fire extinguisher within reach inside the cabin.

Here is another one: Electric blankets and electric pads create intense electromagnetic fields very close to the body, which some report to be conducive to lukemia and other forms of cancer. There is a lot of info on the web about this. Copy and paste this line into your Google:

cancer "electric blankets"

So maybe the best choices mentioned so far are really the various plug-in 12-volt heaters, or the dogs. (Yes, the alcohol also has its serious problems ...)

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Postby xe1ufo » Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:03 am

Oh, by the way: In case you are wondering, I am not a medical doctor. My doctorates are in Biblical Studies and Divinity. Though I believe strongly in going to Heaven, I am also interested in being usefull as long as possible down here.
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Postby TomS » Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:50 am

I read a few of those google links. I get the impression that the jury is still out on this one. The study was limited to breast cancer in post-menopausal African-American wome living in Tennesee. Neither my wife or I fit that demographic. Also, we don't know the difference between 12 V DC blanket and a 115 V AC blanket. I wouldn't worry about the getting cancer from an electric blanket, if you only use it a few nights a year in your tear.
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Postby february1966 » Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:30 am

Thanks for the warning... I check the Zodi and its designed to sit outside of the tent/trailer and heats air via an exchanger which is then fanned in with duct pips.

while this would probably be over kill for heating the cabin of the tear it might be just the thing for thawing or warming a frozen fresh water tank.
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Postby IraRat » Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:59 am

There's enough credibility in the doctor's report for me and Chip to go with our original heating plan.
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Postby Chip » Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:18 am

Rat, and its a whole lots lighter to carry,, and no external fuel source or flame to worry about,,

the bar is OPEN,, smoke em if ya got em,,, put it on my tab,,,,

we need to move forward with this scientific investigation though,,,

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Postby TomS » Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:27 am

IraRat wrote:There's enough credibility in the doctor's report for me and Chip to go with our original heating plan.


If you're really worried about "The Big C", there are many other proven hazards we should worry about. Most of them are directly related to lifestyle.

I'm not going to worry about a couple of nights a year under an electric blanket when I haven't given up alcohol or red meat, pump my own gas and lay out in the sun.

"Honey, don't buy that electric blanket. It might give us cancer. Oh by the way, can you pick me up a carton of Camels and a case of Bud while you're at the store."
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