Could you stay warm without heat??

@mssnow (9493)
United States
October 20, 2008 2:29am CST
Ok you live in a nice house, you have lots of things. You have plenty of blankets and warm clothes. But for some reason you have no way to heat your home. No fireplace, no heater (gas or electric) of any kind. No heater in your car. None. Would you be able to keep warm on teh coldest nights in your area? By the way your oven or stove doesnt work either. But you do have a coffee pot. Guess you eat cold food as well. lol. me?? I probably could.I wouldnt like it. Would probably have to stay in bed with blankets. Maybe have some hot coffee. Maybe make some hot tea too. But here usually it doesnt get below 30 degrees so i think i could handle it.
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@annjilena (5620)
• United States
20 Oct 08
we will bundle together and use body heat to keep warm since we have nothing else we do the best we can
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
20 Oct 08
that would work as long as you stay warm, right??
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@annjilena (5620)
• United States
20 Oct 08
we also can put on a lot of clothes to keep warm
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
21 Oct 08
My rule is no heat until Thanksgiving..and that is up here in NY. Last night the temp went down to the 20's and it was the first night we closed the windows. And I must admit the bedroom window was wide open this morning until 5:30 when I got up, my husband sleeping alone complained it was cold motivating the action. I would say I would be ok down to the low teens...but the house would have issues....you know frozen pipes and things.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
21 Oct 08
yes that would be true about frozen pipes. but there would have to be a way out of that too.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
20 Oct 08
I'm not sure if I could handle it or not. I may be able to if I had layers of clothes on and lots of blankets to use.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
21 Oct 08
People can do a lot of things they dont realize they can do until an emergency strikes :)
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
20 Oct 08
Sounds like my idea of heaven princess! I find it far easier to warm up when it's cold than cooling down when it's hot. I don't like the heat and it affects me so. I can easily warm up with extra clothes and blankets, I am a much happier wolf in the cold climate, I wish I could hibernate in the Summer and come out in the Winter! Here in the UK we have mild temperatures so it never drops too low but we have the stifling humidity which can be unbearable. Lots of hot black coffee and cup of soups is in order then, care to accompany me?
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
21 Oct 08
and I my sweet wolfie am a lover of heat. I am much happier in the warm montsh. I would love to accomapny you if i can snuggle with you. :)
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
20 Oct 08
not here I don't think anyone can it could get up to minus 40 in winter without heater there is no way we can make it that's why I am hoping the govt will regulate gas or electric prices because in winter those with electric or gas heater will surely be in a lot of trouble these days when the economy is slowing down I know I can turn the heater down even in winter, but no heater at all? no way
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
21 Oct 08
I doubt i could live where you are then, Because i compalin about the cold here and it doent get very cold
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
20 Oct 08
I probably could. I would snuggle up under the covers with my husband as well as our kids so we could use our body heat to stay warm. And we'd of course have layers upon layers of clothes on as well. I just have to ask, how in the world could you make hot coffee and hot tea if you have no way to heat it up?
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
21 Oct 08
well if you read my discussion I said you had a coffe pot but of course then you would need a way to heat it. so that blew it away lol Thanks
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• India
21 Oct 08
In normal conditions yes, but not if it is below zero temperature and is snowing outside.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
21 Oct 08
I agree, i think it would be much too cold for that
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
21 Oct 08
I do believe that I could stay warm without heat. I would wear layers of clothes and be cuddled under plenty of blankets. If there are people with me, we could use our body heat to stay warm. Or I could go to someone's house and stay warm there til the heating is fixed. I have managed to stay warm during power outages during the winter season. Hopefully we will not have to go through something like this.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
21 Oct 08
Oh good plan to go to someone elses home thanks
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
21 Oct 08
It dosent get that cold here. It wouldnt be comfortable but we would survive it! I am glad you left the coffee pot in! lol I hope that noone will have to be too cold this winter. I had my heat go out one winter and it was terrible. Happy My Lotting!
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
21 Oct 08
Yep gotta have our coffee huh?? lol thnks and you too
@cuttyrish (2663)
• United States
21 Oct 08
yeah, i think i can handle it.. i would have a nice comfty warm blanket with me, when i sleep. and i wear warm clothes too..
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• Canada
21 Oct 08
That will be real difficult situation to keep warm.
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@reddbone (48)
• United States
21 Oct 08
No, I think it would be hard to stay warm without heat because in the winter time I know for a fact that the temperature is going to drop. But the room that I sleep in never heats up so we have heavy quilts and covers that we can use.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
26 Oct 08
It really depends on how bad of a winter it would be over here. It can get pretty cold. Well, we would have to do with all the blankets and warm clothes. I might have to eat food cold but I could make some nice warm soup using the coffee pot. I guess I would have to be really close to hubby to stay warm during the night :) Could we use our sleeping bags? They're good for negative temperatures :)