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  • #31
    Originally posted by loose nut View Post

    When I was a teenager I did a lot of "camping" out in the winter bush, never had anything that fancy though, just pine bows on a frame.
    Yeah, when i was a teenager winter camping was being tossed naked from a pickup into a snow bank with two rocks to beat together to keep warm.
    I know someone will say “they never gave me any rocks!”
    Last edited by Ironbearmarine; 11-30-2020, 12:53 PM.

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    • #32
      I spend a lot more time in the shop and a lot less outside.

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      • #33
        ...when all the beagles are carrying jumper cables to jump-start the rabbits.
        Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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        • #34
          In Michigan, in winter, you do not shave. you hammer your whiskers in and chew them off from the inside.
          you can't say it's cold until the snow squeaks as you walk on it.
          the tourists change from garish summer wear to garish ski wear. they remain arrogant and demanding.

          all of which is why I lived in the southwest deserts for the last 41 years

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          • #35
            In Alaska and mother nature called, you went outside with a stick. You would just reach back with the stick and break off the frozen extrusion. With covid now, I hear there is a shortage of sticks.
            Last edited by Ridgerunner; 11-30-2020, 03:11 PM.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Ridgerunner View Post
              In Alaska and mother nature called, you went outside with a stick. You would just reach back with the stick and break off the frozen extrusion. With covid now, I hear there is a shortage of sticks.
              And to take a leak, you had to constantly back up, right? I spent a year in the Yukon working at Clinton Creek.
              Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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              • #37
                Originally posted by AD5MB View Post
                .......
                you can't say it's cold until the snow squeaks as you walk on it.
                ...........
                The pitch of the snow squeak is a rough thermometer.... It starts squeaking around zero F or a bit above that, and by about -35F the squeak has changed pitch quite a bit. Then you hear the trees cracking inside when it first gets down that far.

                Winter is loads of fun, if you like winter sports, or winter camping. And when there are only 3 months of summer, you have a fair bit of winter to enjoy. When I was a kid, I liked winter much better than summer. I have since learned a thing or two.

                We basically started winter this morning here in the tropics, had the first snowfall. It's gone already, but as they say... "it's starting".
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                • #38
                  The last time we had snow on the ground we bundled our three-year-old up and took him out on the lawn to play in the snow. He's now 48 years old.

                  -js
                  There are no stupid questions. But there are lots of stupid answers. This is the internet.

                  Location: SF Bay Area

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Arcane View Post

                    And to take a leak, you had to constantly back up, right? I spent a year in the Yukon working at Clinton Creek.
                    Not at the asbestos mine I hope. I was at Cassiar in BC when the asbestos reclaiming was going on. That hugh green asbestos mountain was quite a sight.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Arcane View Post

                      And to take a leak, you had to constantly back up, right? I spent a year in the Yukon working at Clinton Creek.
                      I always tended to live in small communities. In one logging community i was warned away from a certain individual. I was told to watch him, as he was so crooked he couldn’t pee a straight hole in the snow. Cracks me up. Even to this day...

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                      • #41
                        I know it's winter because today was the last day I could go for my "Fat mans walk" in the forest across from my house. It's snowing right now, and they are forecasting 6" to 12" for this part of Ontario---and it won't go away until April. Last fall I walked in a nearby shopping mall until everybody started catching Covid around March. This year it looks like my winter walking is going to be done on my treadmill. Even on low speed the damn treadmill makes me walk faster than I am comfortable with. I may have to flip it over on it's back and have a look to see if there is something I can do with the pulleys to slow it down a bit. It is not the newer style with a programmable speed motor. I think when you pull the lever to give you a higher or lower speed it does something with the pulley ratios.
                        Brian Rupnow
                        Design engineer
                        Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Jim Stewart View Post
                          The last time we had snow on the ground we bundled our three-year-old up and took him out on the lawn to play in the snow. He's now 48 years old.

                          -js
                          I remember that snow. 1st year we moved to Sunnyvale from Iowa. We couldn't understand why everyone was so EXCITED! It was just snow. Now I get it.

                          Mike

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Ridgerunner View Post

                            Not at the asbestos mine I hope. I was at Cassiar in BC when the asbestos reclaiming was going on. That hugh green asbestos mountain was quite a sight.
                            Yep. Clinton Creek was an asbestos mining town ran by Cassiar Asbestos Corporation. I worked in the mill spring of 72 to spring of 73 and only found out just how bad asbestos could be AFTER I quit. When I was young I figured I would be dead from it by the time I was 50 - 55. I'm 69 now so I dodged that bullet.
                            Last edited by Arcane; 11-30-2020, 08:42 PM.
                            Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by MikeL46 View Post

                              I remember that snow. 1st year we moved to Sunnyvale from Iowa. We couldn't understand why everyone was so EXCITED! It was just snow. Now I get it.

                              Mike
                              I was in Sunnyvale for the snow of 1962. My oldest brother was first to see it, and he ran to our parent's bedroom to tell them about the miracle. He was told to go back to bed and threatened with a spanking if he woke them again with such a silly practical joke.

                              We made our first (and only) snowman that year. Snow is very rare at sea level in the San Francisco bay area.

                              Dan
                              At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and left over parts.

                              Location: SF East Bay.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by brian Rupnow View Post
                                I know it's winter because today was the last day I could go for my "Fat mans walk" in the forest across from my house. It's snowing right now, and they are forecasting 6" to 12" for this part of Ontario---and it won't go away until April. Last fall I walked in a nearby shopping mall until everybody started catching Covid around March. This year it looks like my winter walking is going to be done on my treadmill. Even on low speed the damn treadmill makes me walk faster than I am comfortable with. I may have to flip it over on it's back and have a look to see if there is something I can do with the pulleys to slow it down a bit. It is not the newer style with a programmable speed motor. I think when you pull the lever to give you a higher or lower speed it does something with the pulley ratios.
                                Brian,
                                i noticed you list yourself: Design Engineer. I once bore that title for a custom lighting company that created product for hotels, casinos, eateries and brothels( can’t say for sure, but i have my suspicions) anyway my job was to reach a compromise between the designer, the owner, the laws of physics and the rules of UL. It was fun work, until the designer and my wife got in an argument over who got to boss me around and who got to sit in my lap. I ran off with the girl who was the glass blower while they were settling my hash. Some of this is true. The rest ought to be...

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