Didn’t realize my fort would actually work – so comfortable with trapped air

I’ll be honest, until a few days ago I was not taking this virus thing very seriously.

Mostly, my friends and I were sitting around cracking beers and watching Doomsday Preppers on Netflix.

We think that show is extremely hilarious, and with the current environment we can’t help but joke about the coming apocalyptic preppers ourselves. That’s why, we promptly built a massive fort over the weekend to ride out the end of the world. To be clear, this fort is constructed of sheets hanging from the ceiling by push pins. It isn’t actually going to do anything except trap the infection inside, if one of us is already carrying it. Frankly, I expected to make a mess and then take it down. However, it turns out that this tent actually does something for indoor air quality and I might leave it up. On the first night that I slept in my fort, I thought that it was incredibly hot. It seemed like there was no air circulation inside, and the indoor air got particularly warm on that steamy night. We actually had a standing fan inside the fort for added circulation. By the second evening, however, the outdoor air temperature had greatly declined. Suddenly, it was cold and wet outside while all of us were hunkering down indoors. That’s when I first noticed, my fort actually did a good job of trapping warm air directly from the overhead air vents. I began to reconsider my air quality in relation to my blanket fort. As long as I’m going to be cooped up indoors for a few weeks, I might as well save on energy costs, heating system wear and tear, and adult boredom.


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