Books. Bikes. Boomsticks.
"The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." -A.E. van Vogt
I thought only Canadians obsessed about the weather. Just think ... hot tubs ... hot toddies ... hot furry feline friends ... hot other friends.I am assuming that is you under all that, Tam.At 9.6F, up from 9.2F, we Canucks are thinking we should switch out our shorts for some light weight canvas.Regards.
That scarf is more important than some may realize.In seriously cold weather, and with some exertion, gulps of very cold air into the lungs can have bad, bad consequences.Scarves help protect, and balaclavas work too. Good to see the toque.
In light of recent events, I would be careful stopping anywhere wearing something that could be mistaken for a keffiyeh and dark glasses!
Instead of going to a bank, why don't you go to Indianapolis International and walk up and down the halls for a while. Should be good for some giggles. Keep the TSA on their toes.
Pffft, it's not cold yet; it's barely winter. Just wait until February. Ahhh, now that's nice--cold weather is Nature's bleach, kills bugs, germs, layabouts, and fraudulent scientific theories about Global Warming dead!Shootin' Buddy
Or try two weeks of winter training at Ft Greeley in Novemeber. That is still the coldest I've ever been. I loved the south side of AK, it had milder winters than Minnesota although the snow hung around a bit longer.
I'd definitely stay away from the airport ...
Ahhhh, quit'cher damn whining. It was minus 32 here this AM, although it has warmed up to minus 26 at the moment (here being near Fargo, ND).If ya ain't wearing arctic grade Carhartts, it ain't cold.
It's a Saturday morning on a federal holiday weekend. Go ahead and stop at the bank, I doubt the teller machine will be all that intimidated in it's solitary splendor. Frozen solid, maybe ...You have (e)mail, too.
You look good in a burka, Broad Ripple edition
It's about 79F here in sunny Hawaii today, but I do remember mornings like that, vaguely. I really appreciate you and all the other taxpayers footing the bill for me to live here.Oh yeah, I'm in the Navy, I'm not Obama:)
"Oh yeah, I'm in the Navy, I'm not Obama:)"In other words, you actually do something in exchange for your federal paycheck.
Dunno if you showed up at the airport like that it seems the TSA would wave you through the scurity line and assign you a seat over the wing root if you asked.
Quit yer complaining. I've been seen out cross-country skiing in only sweatpants and a sweatshirt in these conditions. You just make sure you don't stop. :-)
It's 21F in Memphis, and I just ran my errands on a motorcycle.
Heh. Where else can we find a picture of a shemaugh-wearing fair-skinned 5'12" chick wearing a fully concealed 1911 and a J-frame, standing in front of a S.W.A.T. kitchen calender, under a flowered border? The Porch is a place all its own.
Still smoking outside?
In other words, you actually do something in exchange for your federal paycheck.Pretty good chance he actually meant his oath to the Constitution, too.Jim
My benchmark for cold times is jogging on the boardwalk one evening while observing waves breaking on snowdrifts on the beach. It was -8F. That morning it was -16F INSIDE the hunting cabin. Decision was to go home since the heater fuel had frozen in the line. Spent a week chopping foot thick ice around the docks and boats in the back bay. Couldn't save the docks. Lots of rope used to secure the pilings for after the thaw. Area lost most every dock, as I recall.
New Jovian Thunderbolt said... Still smoking outside? She'd better be! :D
Tam,I hope you didn't skimp on the underlayers. Start with soft, white cotton t-shirt. Then a heavy weight t-shirt, long sleeve is better.Then the flannel shirt or long sleeve sweater or sweatshirt.For outside, there is the hooded sweat shirt under the jacket/coat. Below about 15-20 F, switch from ball cap to watch cap, or what welders call "winter liner" (used with hard hats).When it actually gets cold, I like my wool scarf wrapped about ears, face and neck. Although I wear mine inside the hood.I am worried about what to do if it gets cold, though. Maybe the insulated coveralls?And do *not* skimp on the cornstarch baby powder underneath it all. It matters, just like the moisturizing skin lotion on hands and face. Did you know that the most commonly used skin moisturizer during the Great Depression was . . Crisco shortening? The grease seals in skin moisture just fine. Vegetable based so it doesn't go rancid like bacon drippings.Be *sure* to drop or open layers as you warm up - you face a tough, losing battle if you get to sweating. That moisture cools fast, and keeps the skin chilled.Did I mention the two-sock hiking/thermal sock system?
Brad K. seems to like a lot of cotton right nest to where the sweat comes out...And not shortening, not vaseline, cold cream. Does not clog pores.
Brad K., when y'all sellin' them cookies again?
Cotton!? When I was really cold, back in my cold-weather Infantry days, cotton was a proscribed substance. It holds moisture which makes it deadly in truly cold weather. Proper layers in order: 1. Polypropylene (or any of the name brand equivalents) head to toe. Silk works also but costs more. This layer is primarily for wicking not insulation. 2. Wool or Fleece. The Corps actually issued me a "Buffalo shirt" that appeared to be horse-hair. Heavy but damn warm.3. Goretex head to toe - including boots. Vent and manage the middle layers based on your activity level.
Your forehead is exposed, you hussy!!!STONE HER...ah, shit- maybe not...
Not nearly as much fun as the bikini shot.
"Jihadi Cool!"No, infidel warm. :D
9* this am. Was a little concerned the diesel might gel in the truck but it started ok. Coldest I ever was was -65* F in Korea or Frozen Chosen if you prefer. ;)
I can still see forehead, it can't be that cold out.
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