Re: If you were bankrupt, starving and cold, could YOU burn your kit to keep you alive?
I'd sell them and buy a warm coat, etc for a more permanent solution to the cold.
As for actually burning drums, I think the wrap, heads, and glue would give off some pretty toxic fumes. Also, I believe some companies still use a formaldehyde-based glue, although Ludwig doesn't. So I guess the Ludwigs go first! Man, I could stay warm all winter!