Teva Tip 5 - Hot Coal Beds
The hot coal bed is a great way to sleep outdoors in cold and clear weather without the need for a tent or little more than a blanket.
To make this bed, lie on the ground and draw a line around your body. This will be your bed. Next, dig out this area to a depth of about 10 inches, stacking the dirt around the border of the trench. Then you will need to stack lots of wood in the dugout area. Build a fire and keep it going for several hours – until there are several inches of red hot coals. About 45 minutes before you plan to lie down, cover the coals with the dirt that you removed. This allows time for the moisture in the dirt to evaporate. If you do not do this, you will wake in the morning looking like a dried out prune. Last but not least, spread a blanket over your hot coal bed and lie down. To keep the heat from escaping, cover yourself with another blanket. You will find that your bed will remain warm throughout the night – even in temperatures below freezing. Have
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