The best idea though was shared by
an old salt I once knew. He suggested:
If you're too cold, sail for
the equator until the shivering stops.
The fabric I bought for my First
Mate was $13 a yard as I
recall at Hobby Lobby. It is wonderful stuff and washes well. One
suede-like (hers has leopard spots) and the other feels like a
woolly lamb. I knew it reflected heat after having sat on it during
the summer so thought that something similar would be wonderful on
my bunk in the winter.
Even though $26 would not be
unreasonable in staying warm over the winter, I wanted to save
money. When I visited my daughter we shopped at a couple of thrift stores
and one had a blanket with a fuzzy side. The price was $4 and that
met my budget criteria spot-on.
So I bought it.
Well, the upcoming forecast is for below
freezing temperatures so I took out the blanket, removed the backing
fabric and laid the fuzzy side over my bottom sheet. It doesn't look
bad and will reflect heat so hopefully I'll be a bit warmer this
year. Here's the fabric on my bunk: