For newspaper reporters, a Mossberg Persuader with a pistol grip and an 18.5 inch bbl is a sawn off shotgun.
It doesn't make it true.
As for sleeping buck nekkid in November in Alaska, I guess he's a better than than I would ever be.
Spent many a night in a tent and sleeping bag in single-digit temperatures. That's the only way to do it.
Crawl in there with all your gear on, and you'll never warm up.