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10-22-2020, 11:13 AM - 1 Like   #1
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So, this is completely off-topic from photography. But I just wanted to let everyone know that as I get older, I get colder....so I splurged on an electric blanket. I thought this might be interesting for those who live in colder climes. It is so much nicer than air heating, too much of which leaves the air too dry for me to breath! Also, it saves a lot on heating.

For those who have trouble with staying warm, I recommend it!

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My wife loves electric blankets. I'm not a fan. We, (how shall I put it?) "discuss" the issue every other winter.
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So, this is completely off-topic from photography. But I just wanted to let everyone know that as I get older, I get colder....so I splurged on an electric blanket. I thought this might be interesting for those who live in colder climes. It is so much nicer than air heating, too much of which leaves the air too dry for me to breath! Also, it saves a lot on heating.

For those who have trouble with staying warm, I recommend it!
We don't even heat the bedrooms any more. Someone stayed over and remarked that their room was too hot and I had to agree. Since then the radiators in the bedrooms have been turned off.

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So, this is completely off-topic from photography. But I just wanted to let everyone know that as I get older, I get colder....so I splurged on an electric blanket. I thought this might be interesting for those who live in colder climes. It is so much nicer than air heating, too much of which leaves the air too dry for me to breath! Also, it saves a lot on heating.

For those who have trouble with staying warm, I recommend it!
I lived in Canada or 19 years. Very nice country, but I'm not convinced it was intended for human beings. I suspect that the creator meant it for penguins, seals, and polar bears.

I also use an electric blanket. However, it's not easy washing dishes or going to the bathroom with it

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I lived in Canada or 19 years. Very nice country, but I'm not convinced it was intended for human beings. I suspect that the creator meant it for penguins, seals, and polar bears.
I also do not think Canada is really meant for people...migratory birds maybe. Hahaha.
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My wife loves electric blankets. I'm not a fan. We, (how shall I put it?) "discuss" the issue every other winter.
Kind of like the discussion we have about that damned Franklin stove she bought.
She will fire that thing up and have it 80° in here, and I'm sweating my a$$ off. I'll open the back door to cool it off, and she gives me "the look".
I give it right back, lol.
The last time we had an electric blanket, I bought one with dual controllers so I could turn my side down or off.

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QuoteOriginally posted by automorphism Quote
So, this is completely off-topic from photography. But I just wanted to let everyone know that as I get older, I get colder....so I splurged on an electric blanket. I thought this might be interesting for those who live in colder climes. It is so much nicer than air heating, too much of which leaves the air too dry for me to breath! Also, it saves a lot on heating.

For those who have trouble with staying warm, I recommend it!
We had first frost here last night and I slept cold. An electric blanket is sounding pretty good.


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I spent a few years in Germany and Belgium as a kid and I remember having a 110-volt electric blanket and a big honkin’ 220/110 transformer that lulled me to sleep with a nice 50 Hz buzz... Not much use for an electric blanket in Hong Kong. Sleeping with the windows open this week for the first time since April or so...

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We don't even heat the bedrooms any more. Someone stayed over and remarked that their room was too hot and I had to agree. Since then the radiators in the bedrooms have been turned off.
I've never had the heating at anything but minimum setting in the bedrooms. I have the radiators set to "1" in those rooms, which - given that my home is usually well-heated downstairs and fairly well-insulated throughout - means they never kick in. Honestly, I wouldn't be able to sleep with heating on in my bedroom.

Having said that, during colder winters, or if I'm feeling unwell, I occasionally like a traditional rubber hot water bottle to warm the foot of the bed. Either that, or I'll soak in a hot bath just before bed-time...

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QuoteOriginally posted by bxf Quote
I lived in Canada or 19 years. Very nice country, but I'm not convinced it was intended for human beings. I suspect that the creator meant it for penguins, seals, and polar bears.

I also use an electric blanket. However, it's not easy washing dishes or going to the bathroom with it
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I also do not think Canada is really meant for people...migratory birds maybe. Hahaha.
You're right Canada is not for people with electric blankets, only for photographers with Pentax cameras that will handle the cold to photograph our beautiful country!
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I spent a few years in Germany and Belgium as a kid and I remember having a 110-volt electric blanket and a big honkin’ 220/110 transformer that lulled me to sleep with a nice 50 Hz buzz... Not much use for an electric blanket in Hong Kong. Sleeping with the windows open this week for the first time since April or so...
I am envious....I think I was built for a more tropical country and I hope I end up in one some day to live!
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I am envious....I think I was built for a more tropical country and I hope I end up in one some day to live!
I haven't verified this, but I was told you can rent an island in the Maldives quite cheaply, like $1 per year per palm tree on the island you choose.
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I vote for the heated mattress pad....very similar to the blanket (toasty warm) but you're laying on top of the heat, instead of underneath it with a blanket.

Turn it on about 30 minutes before bedtime and it's just perfect...
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QuoteOriginally posted by MarkJerling Quote
My wife loves electric blankets. I'm not a fan. We, (how shall I put it?) "discuss" the issue every other winter.
It's the opposite here. I like them, Mrs P doesn't. I'll bet you can guess how many we have.
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