Ultimate Equipment Guide II
Author Greg Lynch, J. C. Alvarez
Publisher Mongoose Publishing
Publish date 2005
A hotbox is a collapsing leather and wood box with a small metal compartment intended for use in cold climes. When unfolded, it is seven feet long, three feet wide and two feet high. The leather is specially treated to make it more resistant to water and to heat.
To use a hotbox, a character must first unfold the hotbox, then fill the metal compartment with hot coals. He then slides inside and closes the top section of the box, almost like a coffin. Two one-foot long slits, one on either side of the hotbox, allow fresh air in. The coals cause the hotbox to heat up dramatically, providing the character with a much warmed and more comfortable sleeping environment than he would have shivering beneath the open sky, or even in a tent. By using a hotbox, characters may add a +4 circumstance bonus to all Fortitude saving throws against exposure to cold weather. This bonus is in addition to any other bonuses granted by other equipment, such as a Cold Weather Outfit.
Hotbox: 40 gp; 15 lb.