Tips for Staying Warm in an Airstream

Owning an Airstream has long been a dream of ours. We often see families and couples living “the Airstream life” and it seems so adventurous! The open road with no agenda is our kind of life. Like anything else, there are pros and cons to this type of lifestyle.

As a wool blanket company, we have found that our customers range from homeowners, avid campers, and road trippers. Our warm wool blankets have been featured on popular blog sites and it’s safe to say that our wool blankets have seen a significant part of the country!  Considering getting an Airstream of your own? Well then grab your best wool blanket and read up to hear our tips on staying warm in an Airstream.


Let’s face it, it’s no fun when you’re cold. It's uncomfortable and can totally throw off any adventure. That’s why it’s important to invest in good, quality gear that can beat the elements and is designed to last. Several years ago, we purchased the essentials. We paid the premium but the gear has lasted us through countless camping trips, hiking adventures, and more. It’s worth it in the long run to have gear that will last. When we got stuck at the Canadian/Montana border in our car in the middle of a snowstorm, we were happy to have the right stuff packed.


Rugs can make a huge difference in an airstream. This adds insulation and can make those early morning steps not so alarmingly cold on the toes. 

Wool Blanket

This one is a given. Investing in a quality wool blanket is essential for the Airstream life. Not only can you use this inside and outside, but a sheep wool blanket is temperature regulating—meaning it’s good for both hot and cold temperatures. It’s also easy to shake out a wool blanket. We never recommend putting wool in the washing machine, otherwise, it can damage the wool fibers. Merino wool is an excellent and versatile textile to use both in the home and at the campsite.

Heat the Pipes

Be sure to run the faucets and get the warmth moving. There’s nothing worse than frozen pipes.

Have Backup Heating Sources

Always be prepared. Be sure that you have firewood and matches on hand, in the event that your heating source goes out.

Whether you dig the Airstream Life, the Van Life, the RV Life, or the Home Life, you can't go wrong with investing in a high quality merino wool blanket.