11. Make Your Room Smaller
In an winter storm emergency, where subzero temperatures have combined with strong winds and intermittent power outages, it’s time to activate your emergency heating plan: A room within a room.
Do you remember making forts as a kid with furni- ture and blankets? You can make a fort the same way so that your body heat is retained in the shelter.
Or, if you have an actual tent for camping, especial- ly a model with flexible PVC rods to give it struc- ture, you can use it in much them same way. Pitch your tent in front of the fireplace and camp indoors for a change.
If you have EXTRA com- forters or blankets (or even large rugs) you could make a similar “tent” over your beds and retain more body heat than just blan- kets. Just be sure to leave a small opening at the top and bottom to vent fresh air in and carbon dioxide out.
If you have any metallic (Mylar) space blankets, you can use them to re- flect heat back from your fireplace or stove. Tack the blankets up on the walls to reflect the heat back into the center of the room.
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