What are you doing this winter?

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  1. Jan 14, 2020 at 12:02 AM #1

    yonderin

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    Too durn cold to be outside much but gotta do what ya gotta do. Fracking at minus 50 (with windchill) is not fun. Supposed to be even colder tomorrow night.

    Haven't gotten home for a couple of months so my project to refinish one of my rifles is on hold.
     
  2. Jan 14, 2020 at 2:12 AM #2

    Tom A Hawk

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    I read somewhere that under Eskimo etiquette a visitor to the igloo is supposed to cuddle up next to the owners wife for warmth. That's got to be better than a "two dog night". What are the rules in Alberta?
     
  3. Jan 14, 2020 at 2:29 AM #3

    mushka

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    Well, down here in Yuma winter is our shooting season. From about late Sept to about mid April we have our best weather. Summer here is be at the range at 0500-0530 to shoot until about 0930-1000. After that it is about a hundred or better. I'm usually home by 1000. Winters here will get down to the mid fifties during the day and sometimes approaches the upper eighties. The locals run around in long pants and long sleeve shirts or sweats or a light jacket. The Yankees and Canadians run around in Tshirts and shorts. An 80 degree day will wipe out a Canadian. Mostly easy to tell who's from here and who ain't.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2020 at 2:33 AM #4

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    Casting bullets and reloading!
     
  5. Jan 14, 2020 at 2:34 AM #5

    yonderin

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    Funny story. Two years ago the boss and I took a trip to Arizona at end of March. Same temp in both places but up here I was in t-shirt and down there I wanted a jacket. Same temp. Go figger.
     
  6. Jan 14, 2020 at 2:42 AM #6

    ADK Bigfoot

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    Running ball, cutting and lubing patches, minor repairs, occasional warm days at the range. Grab a fowler and a pair of snowshoes and head for the grouse woods. Shed hunting, shoveling, and spreading sand. Scrabble by the fireplace with "aiming water." It's a living.

    ADK Bigfoot
     
  7. Jan 14, 2020 at 4:06 AM #7

    Walkingeagle

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    I visited Mesa in February 2018 and Flagstaff was -17c one morning. Mesa was at -1c. This Canadian boy was COLD. Not sure where this rumour of hot weather in Arizona comes from!
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  8. Jan 14, 2020 at 4:46 AM #8

    Carbon 6

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    What am I doing ?
    Getting fat. :D
    Exercise consists of short treks between the wood stove and the cook stove with intermittent lifting routines of 12 ounce weights.
    Winter is hard.:cool:
     
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    yonderin

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    On our trip we woke up to 4 inches of wet snow. Had to retrieve socks and shoes for the boss from the car.

    Then I realized how high up Flagstaff was.
     
  10. Jan 14, 2020 at 7:49 AM #10

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    Recovering from cancer surgery in Oct. Cant do $h!t on the farm. That's the hard part i've always been active. Have to have family and friends do it all for me. Only allowed to pick up the weight of a rifle three weeks ago. Done some casting last week. Should have gone back to the SE to recover but no family could have gone. Packin on weight on due to not being able to do chores with Thankgiving an Christmas dinners an all. Going to start to finish my Lancaster .40 cal soon as soon as I know I can put more strain on my body.
     

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