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Tethered Hot Water Bottle

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Hot water bottles are not my bag. Their fundamental flaw is that they go cold.

But not so, with a Tethered Hot Water Bottle! Two hoses form the tether ("umbilical cord") which can be connected to a variety of heat sources including, but not limited to:

- a waterjacket to surround your log burning fire

- an electric boiler with immersion heating element

- automotive engine coolant

Alternatively, since the Tethered Hot Water Bottle is reinforced to be capable of handling high pressure, it can be plumbed directly into your home's central heating system.

mitxela, Feb 03 2015

Shih Tzu http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shih_tzu
Small, very wooly, extremely fond of beds, unbelievably warm. [8th of 7, Feb 03 2015]

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       // Their fundamental flaw is that they go cold. //   

       What you require is a Shih Tzu.   

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8th of 7, Feb 03 2015
  

       In a pinch, you can achieve the same effect by binding together 4 cats with twine.
bs0u0155, Feb 03 2015
  

       Can you ?   

       <goes offstage>   

       <prolonged miaowing and scrabbling>   

       <limps back on stage>   

       No, you can't. You can't tie four live cats together with twine, and four dead cats go cold quite quickly.   

       You and your bright ideas.
8th of 7, Feb 03 2015
  

       //dead cats go cold//   

       A tethered dead cat, then?
mitxela, Feb 03 2015
  

       Would you have room to swing one?
UnaBubba, Feb 03 2015
  

       //What you require is a Shih Tzu.// There are probably very few people, outside the pipeline- cleaning business, who have ever written that phrase.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 03 2015
  

       Balderdash! Two people have done so in this thread.   

       Assuming, that is, that [Max] and [8/7] are two people.
UnaBubba, Feb 03 2015
  

       Assuming, that is, that [Max] and [8/7] are people
bs0u0155, Feb 03 2015
  

       So big bad [8th] hates cats, but likes small dogs?   

       Now I'm confused. Do you cart your little poopie-kins around in a stroller, too?   

       A doberman or great dane would be even more effective at heating, but dogs live outside.
Custardguts, Feb 03 2015
  

       // Now I'm confused. //   

       That is grammatically correct, but would be more accurate if you employed the simple declarative Present tense, i.e. "I am confused", with its implication that you are now, and always have been, confused.   

       Q.E.D.   

       // Do you cart your little poopie-kins around in a stroller, too? //   

       No. They are entirely self-propelled.   

       // [Max] and [8/7] are two people. //   

       Which two people ?
8th of 7, Feb 03 2015
  

       A point. The Tethered Hot Water Bottle does not need walking, grooming, feeding, or explaining to others why you have a Shih Tzu.
mitxela, Feb 05 2015
  

       A well-trained Shih Tzu, on the other hand, might be able to help round up enough cats for further experimentation, but the Shih Tzu might get itself killed trying. You're going to need a bigger dog for that.   

       That said, little dogs are still dogs. Even the smallest dog comes when it's called, and will take commands. Custard, I think you may not realize that many small dog breeds were bred for a very specific purpose that is not as pampered and wimpy as you'd think. The Chinese Hairless, for instance, was bred to replace cats as a ratter on ships. They were bred for hairlessness so as not to carry fleas or other insects from port to port.
21 Quest, Feb 05 2015
  

       Walking is no problem. Grooming ? Keep their coats short and they not only need little grooming, but emit more heat. And as for feeding- they just eat whatever you were about to …   

       // A well-trained Shih Tzu //   

       You don't know much about Shih Tzu, do you ?   

       // might be able to help round up enough cats for further experimentation //   

       No. You thought cats were lazy ?   

       // Shih Tzu might get itself killed trying. //   

       The only way they would kill themselves trying anything would be to explode when trying to consume an entire roasted deer.   

       // little dogs are still dogs. //   

       Some more so than others.   

       // Even the smallest dog comes when it's called, and will take commands. //   

       You really don't know anything about Shih Tzu, do you ?   

       // many small dog breeds were bred for a very specific purpose //   

       ... like Chihuahuas, which were bred to be nailed to a pole and used to unblock sewers.   

       // not as pampered and wimpy as you'd think. //   

       You know nothing about Shih Tzu, do you ?   

       // The Chinese Hairless, for instance, was bred to replace cats as a ratter on ships. They were bred for hairlessness so as not to carry fleas or other insects from port to port. //   

       Presumably that was a function that the cats continued to perform with exemplary skill.
8th of 7, Feb 05 2015
  

       Is there a pre-exisiting post about using this sort of thing to carry the warmth of a campfire into the tent ?
FlyingToaster, Feb 05 2015
  

       //carry the warmth of a campfire into the tent//   

       If you build your campfire *inside* the tent, you would have a sort of miniature Dyson Sphere, collecting the radiant warmth of the fire. Better still, if you were to build some sort of structure to contain the fire, say a cast iron stove, and insulate the walls of the tent with material that's readily available in the forest - logs come to mind - you would then have a more perfect enclosure in which to *rough it*.   

       But I digress...
Canuck, Feb 06 2015
  
      
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