I love having lots of blankets to use in the winter. Sometimes I’ll simply curl up on the couch with a big comforter even if I have a fire burning in the wood stove. It’s really nice to do when it’s really cold outside. Lately it seems that temperatures have been getting colder every year for the last 5 years or so. When I was a kid we didn’t get temperatures as low as we’re getting them now. Granted, I remember my dad cutting firewood every year to use in our wood stove as a supplement for our central furnace. We really relied on that wood every year to keep us from freezing. Nowadays I have a really good central furnace in my house, but I still like to use heated blankets. In the past I would simply use a space heater in my room, but I feel a little bit safe using heated blankets instead of the space heater when I’m trying to get warm. I’ve heard of people starting fires with space heaters and it always makes me paranoid. At the same time, I’ve heard about people starting fires with heated blankets, so I guess it just depends on each device. You need to be smart about using them properly and not leaving them on unattended. That’s the best way you can avoid having problems like fires in your house. But at the end of the day, that’s why I end up using my central furnace more than anything else. I can leave it on at night and not worry about waking up to fire around me. It gives me peace of mind that I don’t have with a heated blanket or a space heater for instance.