Re: Cold Weather Truck Bed Camping
I looked at those truck bed tents. But I picked up this cap instead in case I drove into town for something I wouldn't have to tear it down.
I have one of those catalytic heaters too.
I have two carpets laid in the bed of my truck to get off the metal. Then I have a 6 inch piece of foam for a mattress. Then I have a full tanned caribou hide that I'll lay on top of the foam mattress. My mummy bag goes on top of the caribou hide and I have another sleeping bag that I unzip and use as a blanket if it gets colder. I'll most likely be good to go but just want to be prepared if we'd get some really cold weather.
When I was in Alaska, we'd light the stove to warm things up a bit in the am before getting out of our bags. Same as in the evening, cook dinner in the tent and get in your bag while it was still warm after the stove was shut off. I plan to do the same on this trip. You just never know what kind of cold snap you'll get at that time of year.