|Yep, it's a hot water bottle. You want one.|
1. The Hot Water Bottle.
The humble hot water bottle, the butt of many a joke, has proven one of the best purchases we've ever made, especial aboard in winter. Unlike heating pads or the like, if you can heat water from any source--gas, solar, electric, 20 lb. tabby cat. . . --you can use one. They're GREAT for taking the chill off your feet when writing on cold evenings, for pre-warming the berth, for assuaging the muscle strains you just got by raising the anchor with 45 pounds of old steam engine attached to it (no kidding, we did this), and in summer, some crushed ice and cold water can make a wonderful cool. Do yourself a favor and AVOID the red rubbery looking ones. They leak. The transparent ones, mostly German made, are much better and wear like Iron. We've had a couple of these for years and use them pretty much every evening in winter.
2. Gas Bottle Holder.
|Kinda hard to see because I've got it tucked out of the way, but that's kind of the point.|
3. Electric Kettle
|$20 can get you hot water when at dock without burning fuel.|
4. While we're on that subject, the humble Thermos
|We use this thing like crazy|
5. Hot Throw
|This little control is your key to a pleasant, warm night's sleep at dock.|
Anyhow, just wanted to pass those along. Would work for a tiny house too.
We really haven't had much of a winter here on the Chesapeake. Today is looking to be one of our last cold days of the year and it's only the 29th of February. They're predicting temperatures in the 60's next week, so I'm planning on getting our fuel pump put back together and on and, in general, start gearing up for travelling.
So looking forward to that.
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