On the contrary, I found that the collected works of Kant were essential when the power company cut off my heat and I had to build a bonfire in the middle of the kitchen floor.
(I'm a philosophy major, folks. I'm at liberty to make disparaging remarks).
Besides, all you really need to stay warm at night is a sleeping bag and someone willing to share it with you.
Nothing makes you colder than giving up your passion; there are no creature comforts that can remedy this sense of loss.