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Re: Coldest you have ever been ? [Re: dkrug] #7046915
11/12/20 12:48 AM
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I feel like a wimp compared to you people. The coldest I ever felt it was -24 back in 1993 or 94 when I was living in Pennsylvania. Didnít even do anything in it other than go outside for a few minutes to experience what it felt like. Living in Idaho now, I may top that but not looking forward to it.

Re: Coldest you have ever been ? [Re: dkrug] #7046922
11/12/20 01:09 AM
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Good clothing in layers Grandpa.If you're working in the cold,peel off the layers when working so you can get the good of them when you stop.If you are not moving in the cold fur is what you want to be wearing.Same if it is cold and strong wind-wear fur.
It takes a couple weeks to get acclimatized once the weather dips down low.Then it is no different than any other time of year.Sweating in the cold weather is what makes you feel cold.
Some people have problems with cold feet and cold toes.it is because they strangle their feet with too much heavy socks-their feet sweat and then get cold.
Best way to keep feet warm in winter is get a good pair of insulated boots one size larger than your regular size,and just one pair of thin socks.-Feet will never get cold.

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Re: Coldest you have ever been ? [Re: Boco] #7046926
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Originally Posted by Boco
Good clothing in layers Grandpa.If you're working in the cold,peel off the layers when working so you can get the good of them when you stop.If you are not moving in the cold fur is what you want to be wearing.Same if it is cold and strong wind-wear fur.
It takes a couple weeks to get acclimatized once the weather dips down low.Then it is no different than any other time of year.Sweating in the cold weather is what makes you feel cold.
Some people have problems with cold feet and cold toes.it is because they strangle their feet with too much heavy socks-their feet sweat and then get cold.
Best way to keep feet warm in winter is get a good pair of insulated boots one size larger than your regular size,and just one pair of thin socks.-Feet will never get cold.


Sounds like good advice Bono especially about the boots.

Re: Coldest you have ever been ? [Re: dkrug] #7046943
11/12/20 05:00 AM
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-45 ice fishing in northern Minnesota, worked millwrighting many of times in -25 ,

Re: Coldest you have ever been ? [Re: dkrug] #7048036
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-40's Bottineau ND. A big wake up call for an Ohio boy!

Re: Coldest you have ever been ? [Re: dkrug] #7048717
11/13/20 03:11 PM
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i fell through the ice ,complete submersion at a beaver lodge that had been empty two weeks before but now had enpugh beaver to keep it al.ost thawed under the snow . It was -6 that mourning I had a half mile walk out to the county road and a half mile on it to make it back to house I know i made it over half way to the house on the county road because i remember passing the halfway gate . the neighbor picked me up and took me home . All i really remember of being on the county road is that gate pain and forcing one foot in front of other
The wood stove hurt when i got inside my coveralls were too froze to unzip my jeans cuffs were froze to my coveralls which were hard to get out of because they were froze stiff with a sheet of ice over them my long hair was froze to the collar of my coveralls

Re: Coldest you have ever been ? [Re: dkrug] #7048734
11/13/20 03:29 PM
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Deep Gap, NC. Light rain, high winds and a job that needed to be done. I love the dry cold of interior Alaska.




Re: Coldest you have ever been ? [Re: dkrug] #7048744
11/13/20 03:42 PM
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I'm convinced that a thermometer tells you very little about how "cold" it is. I spent 25 years in the Interior of Alaska and saw the thermometer push below -70F several times. When the thermometer is showing those kinds of temps, it's usually windless and very low humidity. Cold? Yes, but relatively easy to deal with. On the other hand, I spent 5 years in SE Alaska on the salt, and never saw the thermometer get below 0F. In an open skiff with wind and high humidity, I invariably was colder on more occasions in SE Alaska than I ever was in the Interior.

Jack

Re: Coldest you have ever been ? [Re: dkrug] #7048749
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Fallen through the ice many times. Swam in water like a blended Margarita at Polar Bear plunges, etc. Almost died of hypothermia a couple times. (My core temp was under 91F.) Camped in -24F. Worse than that was backpacking with it in the 40Fs and 50Fs then a Polar vortex dropped it to -18F. I was days away from the truck. Inconceivable it would drop that drastically. Never seen the like! Thus totally unprepared for it. Made it out with only mild frostbite.

Yeah, I been cold a time or two.


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Re: Coldest you have ever been ? [Re: dkrug] #7048755
11/13/20 03:56 PM
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The difference between low spots, creeks, rivers and higher country can be 15 to 20 degrees. For entertainment on long rides on the trapline I have a thermometer I can watch the variance in temperatures!


I love the smell of burning spruce-- I love the sound of the spring time goose--I love the feel of 40 below--from my Trapline I will never go.
Re: Coldest you have ever been ? [Re: Gulo] #7048761
11/13/20 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Gulo
I'm convinced that a thermometer tells you very little about how "cold" it is. I spent 25 years in the Interior of Alaska and saw the thermometer push below -70F several times. When the thermometer is showing those kinds of temps, it's usually windless and very low humidity. Cold? Yes, but relatively easy to deal with. On the other hand, I spent 5 years in SE Alaska on the salt, and never saw the thermometer get below 0F. In an open skiff with wind and high humidity, I invariably was colder on more occasions in SE Alaska than I ever was in the Interior.

Jack


Big difference between 20 below in MCG and 20 above in ANC next to that dang inlet


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Re: Coldest you have ever been ? [Re: dkrug] #7048771
11/13/20 04:19 PM
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Arctic warfare training on the Hudson Bay. As soon as the ramp dropped on the herc I knew we were in for a tough 2 weeks.

Re: Coldest you have ever been ? [Re: dkrug] #7048776
11/13/20 04:24 PM
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We decided to try winter camping one January back around 1990...in a 20 year old canvas tent. Set up a nice campsite by 5pm... At 7pm it started raining buckets and filled about 2" of water in the tent. By 9pm the temperature had plummeted to around 20F.
I've been dry in -50 wind-chill and that was not nearly as bone chilling cold as the night in that tent LOL


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Re: Coldest you have ever been ? [Re: Horn] #7048795
11/13/20 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Horn
I spent 3 years in Tok AK. 91-94 and we saw neg 68F and many days colder than neg 50F Actual temp. Minus 20 was about the lowest that I chose to go play in.

Spent the night in a snow cave at minus 43 during a winter survival class while stationed at Port Clarence AK.

Coast Guard loran stations!

Re: Coldest you have ever been ? [Re: Gulo] #7048849
11/13/20 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Gulo
I'm convinced that a thermometer tells you very little about how "cold" it is. I spent 25 years in the Interior of Alaska and saw the thermometer push below -70F several times. When the thermometer is showing those kinds of temps, it's usually windless and very low humidity. Cold? Yes, but relatively easy to deal with. On the other hand, I spent 5 years in SE Alaska on the salt, and never saw the thermometer get below 0F. In an open skiff with wind and high humidity, I invariably was colder on more occasions in SE Alaska than I ever was in the Interior.

Jack


Staraya russkaya poslovitsa: "plokhoy pogody ne byvayet ... tol'ko plokhaya odezhda." wink

Exactly , Jack....the coldest I have been is in wet cold, not dry cold .

Re: Coldest you have ever been ? [Re: dkrug] #7048886
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Spaceeba za Rooski yazik. Ya nravitsa!

You're correct. Reasonable clothing makes all the difference!

Jack

Re: Coldest you have ever been ? [Re: dkrug] #7049103
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YA rada, chto tebe ponravilos', Dzhek! YA tozhe . Odnazhdy my vse budem prazdnovat' skazkami i russkoy vodkoy, maksimal'no priblizhennymi k real'nosti.

All this talk of cold has me taking out my real warm clothing...fur and shearling !

Re: Coldest you have ever been ? [Re: dkrug] #7049107
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Re: Coldest you have ever been ? [Re: dkrug] #7049112
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Re: Coldest you have ever been ? [Re: dkrug] #7049166
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Beaver trapping in UP on all day float and slipped all the under water on bank of river. Was mid day and a long day after that.

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