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Old 01-29-2019, 05:17 PM   #1
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Just wanted to send out warm wishes to all of the Escape community as the temperatures drop. Stay warm. Beautiful camping weather will be here before you know it. Iowa Dave it's going to be a 3 dog, 4 dog,5 dog, well a whatever dog night.
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Old 01-29-2019, 05:45 PM   #2
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Next week they are calling for near 5o degrees here on Tuesday.....I'm ready for spring and May can not come any sooner.....
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Old 01-29-2019, 05:56 PM   #3
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Just wanted to send out warm wishes to all of the Escape community as the temperatures drop. Stay warm. Beautiful camping weather will be here before you know it. Iowa Dave it's going to be a 3 dog, 4 dog,5 dog, well a whatever dog night.
Jakey sleeps with me when it gets real cold. I have a big Hudson Bay blanket and do pretty well with that. Put new windows in the cabin this summer and they are making a difference. The Geo thermal is keeping up real well and I put a new blower fan motor on the gas fireplace about a month ago so am moving a lot more air. Even with the power out, the fireplace puts out pretty good and the thermal mass in the logs holds the temp real well too. I have 6 twenty pound propane tanks so I can always get a boost from a propane heater like my Buddy heater. I’ve only done that once in 12 years when the power was out for three days. Living the motto I am
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:17 PM   #4
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Here's another than came up on my Facebook timeline. All I could think, is I was grateful Ian Giles planned the 50th Boler event in Winnipeg in August and NOT January.

I'm not sure I could survive this kind of cold. I'd be in a corner of the house, covered in blankets and probably sobbing. And that's with the heat turned on!

Be safe everyone, truly.
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:44 PM   #5
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The coldest temperature I ever saw was 56 below zero . I was working on the load out racks on a new taconite plant in Northern Minnesota . They finally sent us home cause it was too cold to work and nothing was getting accomplished . We went and bought a couple bottles of snowshoe grog and went snowmobiling .
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By the way, not to tick anyone off too much, in Vancouver we have early flowering crocus bulbs coming up! Normally they bloom mid-February, but not usually quite this early.
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Here's another than came up on my Facebook timeline. All I could think, is I was grateful Ian Giles planned the 50th Boler event in Winnipeg in August and NOT January.

I'm not sure I could survive this kind of cold. I'd be in a corner of the house, covered in blankets and probably sobbing. And that's with the heat turned on!

Be safe everyone, truly.

Yikes! Me too.



I've seen super cold twice. Both times, I had turned on the truck defroster full blast to let the windshield "warm up slowly". I remember breathing into the cold air blasting in my face and it turning into mini snow "flakes" (true story!). On one of these fine mornings, the transmission was froze too so I could not get the truck in gear (manual transmission) so I got to stay home and sip hot chocolate all day. That was a hoot.
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:32 PM   #8
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Cold...

First time I went to Upper Michigan, from Chicago, to ski, it was -40F the first night. The hotel manager told us to plug in the car near the house. What plug? Had to start the car every 2 hours though the night to be sure it would start in the AM. Every time I opened the motel door to the outside a fog would drift from the door across the room. Didn't keep the door open long! Warmed up to -10 the next day so we bought lift tickets. Three runs down the hill then it was into the lodge for an hour to warm up. We were a lot younger then, and maybe, not as smart. That is, I hope I'm smarter now.
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:30 PM   #9
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You have to watch those "temperature" reports... sometimes they are wind chill numbers. For instance, a couple days ago the overnight low temperature in Winnipeg was -29 °C; the report of -52 °C was presumably the "feels like" temperature resulting from a wind chill calculation. It's colder there now, but still nowhere near -52 °C.
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:38 PM   #10
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The hotel manager told us to plug in the car near the house. What plug? Had to start the car every 2 hours though the night to be sure it would start in the AM.
I was in a northern (way north of here) community overnight on business once, and had a company truck. I was a little disturbed to hear the truck start up by itself as I was going to sleep - no one had told me that the remote start system had a mode which keeps the vehicle warm enough by automatically starting it up occasionally. I asked a local the next why they didn't just plug their vehicles in, which is when I learned about power costs in isolated northern communities.
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