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#114642 - 12/03/07 06:29 PM Re: Are you ready for the snow storms? [Re: Stu]
Hacksaw
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It's been -20C and snowing for days here in Edmonton...it's the first winter in a LONG time that I'd consider normal. It's not that winter will be bad this year it's that the last 4 or 5 have been very mild and nobody is used to it.

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#114647 - 12/03/07 06:54 PM Re: Are you ready for the snow storms? [Re: ]
Taurus Offline
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Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 458
Loc: Northern Canada
Here on the North end it is snowing quite heavy right now. If it keeps snowing like this I will be breaking out the old snowshoes for this weekends fuzzy bunnie hunting.

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#114659 - 12/03/07 09:09 PM Re: Are you ready for the snow storms? [Re: dougwalkabout]
benjammin Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
Well bring em on. My blender has about had it and I need something other than a hammer and a plastic bag full of ice cubes to make my margaritas with.

Ahh, now that'd be a great idea for a snowcone flavor...
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#114661 - 12/03/07 10:10 PM Re: Are you ready for the snow storms? [Re: picard120]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5338
Loc: SOCAL
Does this mean that global warming is over smirk
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#114662 - 12/03/07 10:22 PM Re: Are you ready for the snow storms? [Re: dougwalkabout]
picard120 Offline
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Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 763
Is there long burning candle? most candle burn up very quickly.

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#114663 - 12/03/07 10:27 PM Re: Are you ready for the snow storms? [Re: picard120]
Hacksaw
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Nuwick makes a 44 hour and 120 hour candle. I just bought the 120 hour candle but I haven't had a chance to do anything with it yet.

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#114676 - 12/03/07 11:33 PM Re: Are you ready for the snow storms? [Re: ]
Art_in_FL Offline
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Registered: 09/01/07
Posts: 2432
Yes. I moved down to Florida in the late 70s.

In that light I have been preparing for this blizzard for better than three decades. It will be tough (I'm typing this with my shirt off, windows open and heat off) but I will try to hang on.

Y'all stay warm and safe. I'll see what I can do to send some southern sunshine and coconut breezes up your way.

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#114918 - 12/06/07 05:26 AM Re: Are you ready for the snow storms? [Re: picard120]
GarlyDog Offline

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Registered: 04/05/07
Posts: 776
Loc: The People's Republic of IL
Ready!

We look forward to working and training the dogs in the snow because they seem to love it. The dogs always have much more energy to work when it is colder outside. They tend to get lazier as the temperatures go up.

Teaching the dogs to track in the snow is also easier when you can see the footsteps your dog is following.

http://www.jolietschutzhund.com/Slideshows/slideshow2_17_2007.htm




Edited by GarlyDog (12/06/07 06:29 AM)
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#114930 - 12/06/07 12:34 PM Re: Are you ready for the snow storms? [Re: GarlyDog]
Shadow_oo00 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/07
Posts: 301
Loc: Pennsylvania, USA
Well I guess I was ready, our power went out last night, actually it was out from 8:45 pm till 4:45 am and it was 15 degrees last night. I have a two story home with basement, I used the kerosene heater to heat the house until I hooked up the generator to the furnace and water well, we then used the oil lamps for light. Everything worked flawlessly.
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#114952 - 12/06/07 04:56 PM Re: Are you ready for the snow storms? [Re: Shadow_oo00]
Hacksaw
Unregistered


I heard yesterday that there might be rolling blackouts for the first time in forever here this winter...bad time to live in a condo...good time to own a generator? smile

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