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#291756 - 02/05/19 06:22 AM Re: It's cold outside! [Re: pforeman]
Herman30 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 284
Loc: Finland
I prefer winter over hot summer temperature.You can dress up to protect from cold but it is impossible to escape high temperature, even naked is too much.

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#291758 - 02/05/19 03:55 PM Re: It's cold outside! [Re: pforeman]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2752
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Pretty darn brisk this morning at -39C, with a light breeze to make it -45C with the wind chill. I have meetings to go to. My car will not be happy. It's been a long time since we've seen temperatures this low.


Edited by dougwalkabout (02/05/19 03:56 PM)

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#291759 - 02/05/19 05:15 PM Re: It's cold outside! [Re: Herman30]
KenK Offline
"Be Prepared"
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2027
Loc: NE Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: Herman30
I prefer winter over hot summer temperature.You can dress up to protect from cold but it is impossible to escape high temperature, even naked is too much.


Exactly!! I've said that for a long time!!!!!

And the snow is beautiful!

Folks used to put plug-in engine heaters in their cars (I have one on my diesel engine tractor), but I don't hear much about them these days. I wonder why? I suspect cars are more cold reliable.

Also, though I struggle to get my adult kids to get it, you HAVE to replace car batteries every few (3-4) years in cold climates. It is just what you have to do.

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#291760 - 02/05/19 05:57 PM Re: It's cold outside! [Re: KenK]
Taurus Offline
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Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 458
Loc: Northern Canada
Originally Posted By: KenK

And the snow is beautiful!


You kind sir, are insane.

I am using my snowblower twice a day lately. Iím almost ready to consider soaking my driveway in gasoline and burning the dammed snow from spite.

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#291762 - 02/05/19 06:17 PM Re: It's cold outside! [Re: pforeman]
Herman30 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 284
Loc: Finland
I live in an apartment building in a suburb so as long as I pay the rent I have roof over my head and someone else does the snowplowing. Conveniant!

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#291764 - 02/05/19 11:24 PM Re: It's cold outside! [Re: dougwalkabout]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3166
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: dougwalkabout
Pretty darn brisk this morning at -39C, with a light breeze to make it -45C with the wind chill. I have meetings to go to. My car will not be happy. It's been a long time since we've seen temperatures this low.


That's beyond awful. I cannot express just how much I would move away from a place that did that.

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#291765 - 02/05/19 11:26 PM Re: It's cold outside! [Re: Taurus]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3166
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: Taurus
I am using my snowblower twice a day lately. Iím almost ready to consider soaking my driveway in gasoline and burning the dammed snow from spite.


I rather enjoy Snow Removal Operations. I have a short driveway and a powerful snowthrower that's fun to operate. Twice a day is a lot though.

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#291795 - 02/11/19 12:51 AM Re: It's cold outside! [Re: pforeman]
Byrd_Huntr Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 1174
Loc: MN, Land O' Lakes & Rivers ...
Personally, I'm tired of snow removal this week.

With two feet of new and drifting snow in several waves over four days, I've run my snowblower twice, scraped and brushed my car and truck (my wife's car and the camper get the garage), snow-raked the roof edges twice, and shoveled my sidewalks, front stoop, sharply sloped driveway, and back entrance five times. I also removed the hard icy hump left at the bottom of my driveway by the city plows four times. I also helped three neighbors with their driveways. All of this two feet of winter wonderment sits atop a quarter inch of smooth clear ice which made dignified walking impossible, and contributed to a slight groin muscle pull.

Tomorrow morning at first light I can do it all again, as there is now a fresh eight inch layer of new snow for me to move before I go to the dentist in the morning to fix this toothache.

And yes, breathing super-cooled air with a toothache is a humbling experience.
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#291796 - 02/14/19 07:19 PM Re: It's cold outside! [Re: pforeman]
BruceZed Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 308
Loc: Canada
Frigid Cold Temperatures and Strong Winds are just part of Winter, get over it, get outside and acclimatize to the conditions. Admittedly, good high quality clothing make a big difference and a big wood stove or fire place!
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Bruce Zawalsky
Chief Instructor
Boreal Wilderness Institute
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#291797 - 02/15/19 07:09 PM Re: It's cold outside! [Re: pforeman]
hikermor Offline
Geezer in Chief
Geezer

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6951
Loc: southern Cal
When it snows, wear snowshoes....
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