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Re: How do you Alaska men and women take it? [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7446761
12/31/21 03:06 PM
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My guess is everybody has to sit to pee owhen itís that cold. LOL whistle

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Re: How do you Alaska men and women take it? [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7446763
12/31/21 03:07 PM
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This winter I have been taking 10,000 IU of Vitamin D3 supplement as an experiment and I have to admit I feel better, not that I was depressed, I do get outside no matter the weather, but we dont get much sun ,and storm after storm here is our typical weather pattern.

Re: How do you Alaska men and women take it? [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7446770
12/31/21 03:14 PM
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I take 5000 units of D3 a day.

I agree Jeff, You have to stay as active as you can.

I can see how someone living in town could get "down" Get up when it's dark, go to work when it's dark, come home when it's dark, and go to bed when it's dark. That could drag on most people. You have to get outside and be active if possible.

Catch22: I was thinking about doing things in the dark. Some things are a bit inconvenient but.........let a big snow or wind storm come through and wipe out 25 miles of trail and I promise you it is much easier to break out that trail in the dark than it is in the daylight. In the daylight you can't see anything because it is all white with very little definition.

In the dark, with a head lamp, you can almost always see the edge of the old trail.


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Re: How do you Alaska men and women take it? [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7446778
12/31/21 03:20 PM
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I love it in June here when there is still a flicker of light in the west at 10 PM and starts getting light at 5 AM.

Re: How do you Alaska men and women take it? [Re: white17] #7446780
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Originally Posted by white17
For me, I would much prefer -20 in the interior than 20 above in Anchorage. The humidity off Cook Inlet makes that wet cold go right through a person.

I love the dry cold and the dark. I start getting depressed when the days get longer


Ken, I remember when you came to Kalamazoo in August for the NTA convention. Must have been 5-6 years ago. You couldn't wait to get out of the heat and humidity of a mid-summer Michigan heat wave. You told me, "I don't know how you people live in this stuff."
July and August weather in Southern MI is terrible.


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Re: How do you Alaska men and women take it? [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7446781
12/31/21 03:22 PM
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And it's 100 degrees during the cool part of the morning laugh


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Re: How do you Alaska men and women take it? [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7446787
12/31/21 03:26 PM
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What is also very nice is moonlight on the trails and snow. That too makes seeing defining dips ,edges or tracks so much easier than glaring daylight.

And absolutely nothing beats the Aurora in full swing in the night sky. That lights up the land in it's own detailed beauty.

Supplements are needed with everyone, really.. D3 with K2 to make complete assimilation is also what I take, among other things.

Re: How do you Alaska men and women take it? [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7446792
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Good points about moon and starlight Sharon !


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Re: How do you Alaska men and women take it? [Re: MNTrapper21] #7446799
12/31/21 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by MNTrapper21
Id say MN has some of the most diverse weather. -30, -40 in the winter and 90-100 hot and humid in the summer at times.

Add a 30-40 mph wind to that and you would be in ND. The cold in Galena and Fairbanks wasn't bad. It was dry and calm mostly. Delta Junction where the wind can blow can be a pain. Wind and humidity are not you friend in the cold or heat.


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Re: How do you Alaska men and women take it? [Re: white17] #7446810
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Originally Posted by white17
For me, I would much prefer -20 in the interior than 20 above in Anchorage. The humidity off Cook Inlet makes that wet cold go right through a person.

I love the dry cold and the dark. I start getting depressed when the days get longer

The dry cold is definitely a thing. Here in Wisconsin I prefer Temps lower than 10 rather than that 25-35 range in winter. That cold humidity (that comes with higher temps) chills me to the bone.

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Originally Posted by white17
Good points about moon and starlight Sharon !


Full moons are practically daylight on snow wink

Re: How do you Alaska men and women take it? [Re: Sharon] #7446814
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Originally Posted by Sharon
Originally Posted by white17
Good points about moon and starlight Sharon !


Full moons are practically daylight on snow wink



Literally light enough to read .


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Re: How do you Alaska men and women take it? [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7446817
12/31/21 03:56 PM
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Yes sir . I love that.

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Originally Posted by Sharon
What is also very nice is moonlight on the trails and snow. That too makes seeing defining dips ,edges or tracks so much easier than glaring daylight.

And absolutely nothing beats the Aurora in full swing in the night sky. That lights up the land in it's own detailed beauty.

Supplements are needed with everyone, really.. D3 with K2 to make complete assimilation is also what I take, among other things.

Sharon, I think though the realization of proximity is being lost a bit. Most here in Ohio don't take or need vit D3. I do because of a health issue. We love the night, the moonlight, coon huntin, reading all the sign. But here we have a lot of daylight, at worse, dark at 5pm light at 7am. Ken made the comment that he gets depressed when the days get longer, here, it's the opposite for most folk.


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: How do you Alaska men and women take it? [Re: white17] #7446844
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Originally Posted by white17
For me, I would much prefer -20 in the interior than 20 above in Anchorage. The humidity off Cook Inlet makes that wet cold go right through a person.

I love the dry cold and the dark. I start getting depressed when the days get longer


I lived in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Ken. I liked the region around Anchorage better because of the Kenai Peninsula but I liked the wild west flair Fairbanks seemed to exude. As for the daylight, those short days made it hard to get much bunny hunting in. I didn't mind the cold at all. I miss Alaska every single day.

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Agree with White don't know how anybody stands those long days 8 hours of doing nothing is plenty wears me rite out


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I think you'd be very disappointed in Anchorage these days. We always joke that the nice thing about Anchorage is that it's so close to Alaska. laugh

Fairbanks, as you say, is much more like the old Alaska.

I don't care much for the Kenai. Too crowded and I don't like that wet winter weather at all. Great fishing though..............if you can find a spot to stand


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Re: How do you Alaska men and women take it? [Re: jeff karsten] #7446854
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Originally Posted by jeff karsten
Agree with White don't know how anybody stands those long days 8 hours of doing nothing is plenty wears me rite out



It's a full time job !


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Re: How do you Alaska men and women take it? [Re: white17] #7446865
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Originally Posted by white17
Originally Posted by jeff karsten
Agree with White don't know how anybody stands those long days 8 hours of doing nothing is plenty wears me rite out



It's a full time job !

I see that wink


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Re: How do you Alaska men and women take it? [Re: Catch22] #7446868
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Originally Posted by Catch22
Originally Posted by Sharon
What is also very nice is moonlight on the trails and snow. That too makes seeing defining dips ,edges or tracks so much easier than glaring daylight.

And absolutely nothing beats the Aurora in full swing in the night sky. That lights up the land in it's own detailed beauty.

Supplements are needed with everyone, really.. D3 with K2 to make complete assimilation is also what I take, among other things.

Sharon, I think though the realization of proximity is being lost a bit. Most here in Ohio don't take or need vit D3. I do because of a health issue. We love the night, the moonlight, coon huntin, reading all the sign. But here we have a lot of daylight, at worse, dark at 5pm light at 7am. Ken made the comment that he gets depressed when the days get longer, here, it's the opposite for most folk.



No loss at all on proximity , for me. I was referring to medical findings on far northern climates that endure more darkness, and by stating supplements are needed by everyone, that was in the plural , meaning the spectrum of them, whether inclusion or extraction ofD3.

The difference between Ohio and AK are quite obvious and easily ascertained .

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