If you had to sleep outside, how many blankets do you think that you would need?

@cream97 (29175)
United States
June 8, 2010 7:57pm CST
Imagine if you have to ever sleep outside in the cold weather.....I sometimes will think about this thought very hard. If I ever had to sleep outside for reasons that are very tragic or beyond my control, I would need many blankets when it is very cold. I know if it was 25 degrees outside, I would need about 8 warm fleece thick blankets to cover up with. And a portable heater that runs on batteries too. How many blankets do you think that you will you need to stay warm from the freezing weather?
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@wiggles18 (2523)
• Canada
9 Jun 10
Just one fur blanket and I can handle any temperature.:D
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@wiggles18 (2523)
• Canada
9 Jun 10
One time I went out in -58 F weather in only shorts and no shoes for a minute, won't be doing that again anytime soon.
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@amelly (1558)
• Malaysia
9 Jun 10
i think i will need 4 thick blankets..cuz right now during night,the weather is kinda chill as if i live by the mountain side..well,i don't want such things to happen but if it does happen,maybe i had to bear with it..i will be freezing outside.geezz...
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@swetashah (346)
• United States
9 Jun 10
If I have to camp, and it is under freezing weather hypothetically, I would need at least 3 blankets, with a luxury of a heater on my side. That might help me warm up by sleeping in a tent. And that, it is what I imagine before.
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• Japan
10 Jun 10
Wow that is cold. Probably i would need about 5 layers to cope if it was 25 degrees outside. Gee, but where do you live lol?
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@cream97 (29175)
• United States
10 Jun 10
Hi, kengoshika. I live in South Carolina, which is in The United States.
@dawnald (84157)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Jun 10
Can I take a sleeping bag? I have one that is good down to zero degrees...
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@cream97 (29175)
• United States
10 Jun 10
Hi, dawnald. Of course you can bring your sleeping bag along!1 Bring it on!
@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
10 Jun 10
Hi cream97, if I have to sleep outside my house I think one thick blanket is enough for me. You know the weather where I live is hot all the year round. The outdoor temperature in the night usually would be around 29 degree C. Gradually it would go down to 27 or 26 degree most of the time. For people who live in the scorching tropical region, 26 degree is our dreamed temperature in the night. The desirable temperature would make us to feel comfortable. I like sleeping in such cold weather covering with my blanket. But there are lots of disgusting mosquitoes outside. I think I need a longer, wider and thicker blanket to cover my whole body from head to toes. This is the only way to prevent the awful blood sucking creatures to disturb my sound sleep Happy posting
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• United States
10 Jun 10
I would probably need about 3 blankets down in North Florida, but if I was back in Nebraska definately a sleeping bag will be included. And a night cap. Although I like the Nebraskan winters better because they're not as wet and there is lots of snow.
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@adamc151 (479)
9 Jun 10
seven! haha, probably just a nice cosy coat and 1 blanket would do me :) I wouldn't want a heater or anything i don't think. I like the idea of sleeping outside in the elements :)
• India
9 Jun 10
I think i would need a thick blanket plus a fire burnt infront of me to keep me warm.If i get a hot cup of coffee that would be really awesome.I have spent a night in a chilling weather outside once when my car broke down.I had to sleep in the car but it was too cold.I would never forget that experience
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@jaiho2009 (39034)
• Philippines
9 Jun 10
My country is not as cold as yours dear,but,i have tried several times sleeping outside home when going for camping. I like it when sleeping on tent,and feel the cold weather. I also had tried sleeping outside tent,and need a warm blanket to cover. One thick blanket is enough,but i guess in your country,how much blanket you need to make you warm.
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@ellie333 (21029)
9 Jun 10
Hi Cream, I would just take either a lightweight or heavyweight sleeping bag depending on whether warm or cold at night, I would probably have one with a hood so I felt all snuggled in it. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
9 Jun 10
Sleeping outside can be a great experience, especially when the weather cooperates. It is a little more trying when the weather is colder. I would probably start out with about 10 blanekets. Some would be used for padding. The rest i would use for my warmth. if these were not enough blankets, better judgment would make me seek shelter in the house.
@sanuanu (11238)
• India
9 Jun 10
I would require zero blanket if I would sleep outside my house. this is 28-30 degree temparature and we need AC and Cooler to sleep inside house, I don't think we will require even a single cloth on our body to have a good sleep outside!
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• Romania
9 Jun 10
hmm about 4 blankets :P to me its a lot becouse im alsaw a little fat so im caind of worm inside :D :)), no but realy 4 its enough.
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@srganesh (6349)
• India
9 Jun 10
I am from the southern part of India and we don't feel that much cold in any season.Even on the winter season,if I have to sleep outside,two blankets is enough.One for the spread and the other to close myself.If it is summer,i don't need any blanket at all.
@vividh89 (69)
• India
9 Jun 10
considering the place where I live and The present time, I don't need any blanket. Its very hot here (India) these days and its very pleasant to sleep outside. In older times, we used to sleep outside in out terrace. But Now there is much pollution and insects than older times, so we don't sleep outside now. But lets talk about winters. In winters, temperature at night reaches to 5 degrees Celsius outside. So it would be very hard to sleep outside. I would need almost 5-6 blankets to keep me warm and to prevent myself from freezing.
@sindhusha (180)
• India
9 Jun 10
I need atleast two blankets,but in worse conditions I cannot mention the number.So if I ever had to sleep outside in a cold condition I will be taking atleast two blankets or one thick fur blanket.In such a freezing weather I'll never forget a heater.
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@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
9 Jun 10
I have already slept outside, literally no ceiling and no walls. We were having a camping and prefer not to use tents because we want to try living a life like the beggars do. As awful as anyone would think, it's really cold and we only have one blanket per three or four persons. It's tough. Beggars don't have blankets or foam but they can still manage to sleep at night.
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@williamjisir (22909)
• China
9 Jun 10
sleeping out in the wild - I have never slept outside in the wild, but if one such day came, I would need many blankets to keep me warm.
Hello cream. It is an interesing topic I have ever read. I did not think about it, but if it should happen, I think that I would find somewhere not as windy. For sure many layers of blankets would be needed to keep me warm from the cold. It would be better to pitch a tent if possible.
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@Porcospino (16434)
• Denmark
9 Jun 10
I live in a country with a cold climate, and when I sleep outside during the summer monhts I usually need a sleeping bag and a blanket. If I only have a sleeping bag I get cold, I need a blanket as well. I usually wrap the blanket around my body inside the sleeping bag. Without I sleeping bag I would need several blankets maybe 4 or 5. One blanket would definately not be enough. I have never tried to sleep outside during the winter months, but I imagine that it would be really, really cold.
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