post experiences youve had sleeping in your car.
I have only car campedas low as -12 degrees celcius, so it wasnt too bad. The coleman blackcat propane heater is your best friend!(second to whiskey).
I find that finding a place where people leave you alone is worst part.
I parked my car at a university parking lot once and tried sleeping there. I even bought a parking ticket for 1.50$. Some parking guys woke me up and and told me to go away. I left anyhow, just to avoid trouble.
I still wonder if its legal sleep in someones lot if you pay to park there....
I've done it quite possibly 40 times or so. especially when I had my old volvo wagon and i could just lay down in the back with the thermarest.
here's my pointers:
It always helps if you have a stationwagon. I have an impreza sedan now and I honestly miss having a big ol wagon with a lot of room... so keep this in mind next time you go car shopping.
invest in a 0 degree sleeping bag. or at least a 15 degree bag. find one on sale under 100 bucks and youre fucking GOLDEN.
Before sleeping, drive around for about 10 minutes with the heat on "nuclear bomb omega hot to the maximum" whilst having the fan on 'indoor tornado blast" setting. so you make the inside of the car super toasty to the point where you're allllmost sweating (if you sweat, this will all become quite chilly later on - if you dont have good long underwear or wicking material on at least), just get it hot enough to get everything comfortable, and get your bag preheated.
Then, find a good flat area to lay down and get comfortable, and pass out in your big puffy bag. mmmm.
you might wake up in the morning with a bit of a crimp in your neck, perhaps, but fuck it. you just woke up in your new ski-in-ski-out condominium! go have a blast getting first chair, bitch!
the trunk move isnt always a great idea, because tons of heat escapes out of there.. at least in tin-can kinda cars like your breeze or my older impreza.
Just sack up and curl up in the backseat, OR fold down the passenger seat and enjoy.
also. sleeping backwards in the folded down seat seems a bit more comfortable to me...