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    You think it is cold where you are?????????

    Check out my new sig. No flying any time soon for me. It has to get above zero before I even think about flying.

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    balmy, if theres no wind. doug n.dak.

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    -35 here

    -35 F in Soldotna Ak....brrrrrr

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    Re: -35 here

    Quote Originally Posted by iceydawn
    -35 F in Soldotna Ak....brrrrrr
    That is cold for down there.

    Here is your current temp.


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    Seems a little off. Our porch now says -32 F. Oh well, It seems after a certain point it just cold who cares what the temp really is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceydawn
    Seems a little off. Our porch now says -32 F. Oh well, It seems after a certain point it just cold who cares what the temp really is.
    Pretty much goes by 10, 20, 30 below and then who cares, pass the JD and throw another log on the fire!!

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    And Crash calls me a wimp for not flying in -20 temps!

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    cold

    Supposed to get down to -18 here in nothern Mn. tonight. Not too bad, but I'm with Irishfield, grab the J D (Captain Morgan for me) & throw another log on the fire !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceydawn
    Seems a little off. Our porch now says -32 F. Oh well, It seems after a certain point it just cold who cares what the temp really is.
    Your thermometer is probably correct. At these temperatures just a few feet in elevation can cause that disparity. For instance, Fairbanks may be -40F and 12 miles away in North Pole it may be as cold as -50F because their elevation is a few feet lower. Doesn't take much.

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    not that cold in southwest wisconsin, but a nice coat of ice on everything do to the freezing rain. we haven't had enough snow this winter to even put our skis on

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    My wife says Boxford MA is down to -8F. My daughter dropped the tire guage on the garage floor and it shattered. Here in ( sunny?) Mexico City it goes down to freezing at night, which has the effect of decreasing the population a bit from the estimated 21 million. Both the PA-12/180 and the 600 Cat look perfectly happy out on the ramp.

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    My wife says Boxford MA is down to -8F. My daughter dropped the tire guage on the garage floor and it shattered. Here in ( sunny?) Mexico City it goes down to freezing at night, which has the effect of decreasing the population a bit from the estimated 21 million. Both the PA-12/180 and the 600 Cat look perfectly happy out on the ramp.

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    I get to Mexico City pretty often (the International airport). What airport do you use there?

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    Shucks, it's warmed up to -20F or so here, after a couple of days floating in the -35F range, of course the reason it warmed up is the wind started blowing so the wind chill is -45 to -55

    (70.2N 149.4W)

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    Heat Wave

    North of Seattle 25 miles its +45F If it keeps up, I might have to open the door. We did have a weird Ice rain about a week ago. Heavy ice on everything, and at night you could hear trees breaking everywhere, big ones two. It looked like some kind of micro burst at ground level. It will take along time to clean this mess up. Stay warm you guys, maybe a cub of cheer will help.

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    Torch How do you guys fly fish when its that cold?

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    My last day of flyfishing was in Oct. The big Rainbows were bitting well. At 10 deg you are actually casting between ice flows. Every ten cast you have to clean out your guides. But for a 8.4lb 26" native Rainbow, it is worth it.
    This solid water now is tough to fly fish even for somebody from MT

    Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Gaston
    Torch How do you guys fly fish when its that cold?
    Jerry,

    When the ice gets thick we usually cut a channel on the lake with a chainsaw about two feet wide by about 25 yards long. It works okay for flyfishing but its pretty tough when you want to troll.
    Mike

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    Jerry,

    Flyrods are all packed away for the winter. I may do some ice fishing this week for some rainbows. Still fun to get out in the winter and catch a few fish. Plus it gives me an excuse to fly the Torch on skiis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by av8ron
    Jerry
    My last day of flyfishing was in Oct. The big Rainbows were bitting well. At 10 deg you are actually casting between ice flows. Every ten cast you have to clean out your guides. But for a 8.4lb 26" native Rainbow, it is worth it.
    This solid water now is tough to fly fish even for somebody from MT

    Ron
    Ron,

    Do you fly in for that fishing? I would really like to fly down in the summer and do some back country flyfishing for trout.

    Don

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    FLY FISHING

    I think i might be the only one in alaska that can go fishing. Got about 1- dollys and rainbows all over 15 inches out in the water garden. We have to keep a warm shed over the ledge of one of the ponds to keep the skimmer and pumps from freezing. We also have a bunch of baby rainbows any where from 3 to 7 inches. ..... To bad I can't stand the taste of seafood... hehehe...

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    Portal, North Dakota -40F. 20 mph winds

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    26" and only 8.4 lbs., Why are the rainbows so skinny down there?

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    Rugby, N.Dak. -44F dosent feel to bad though no wind, after 46 years it finally dawned on me to always beware whenever you here any thing with the word north attached to it!!! north face, northland sports, north pole, north dakota.

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    OK all you cold weather outdoorsmen.........what is the best long underwear? 1 piece or 2? I use a Cabela's polypro type but curious if there is a big difference in materials. I heard silk is good stuff. No thong jokes please.......
    "Sometimes a Cigar is just a Cigar"

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    Underware

    The best I have tried are Patagonia brand, expedition weight, Capolina. The top has a 6" zip up turttle neck and pant style bottoms. Get them a little large because they will shrink after being washed a few times and don't dry them on hot. They feel great the minute you pull them on and you can dress with lighter outter layers. Wear them with direct contact with your skin. Even after sweating, falling in a river, or having to swim to shore, you feel dry after a couple of minutes. Crash

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    The most comfortable I have are made by Brynje. Nothing else comes even close. If you plan on being active, you owe it to yourself to at least consider them.

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    I'm with Crash, bought the Patagonias about 3 weeks ago, wanted something light like a body sock. I ride in the back seat often and used to get a chill. Now I can do three hour legs and stay warm, and not feel like the Pillsbury doughboy. Pricey though, about $70 for top and bottom.

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    Thanks for the info guys.
    Great lookin' Avatar Judd.......did you post a big pic?
    "Sometimes a Cigar is just a Cigar"

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    Re: think it's cold where you are?

    Quote Originally Posted by judd
    torch, you are getting soft up there!! when i lived there in the sixties and seventies it was hung around 60 to 65 below for weeks, kids walked to school[uphill both ways] had to cut ice off the river for water and the trip to the outhouse was brutal and seldom.
    what are going to do this coming tues and wednesday, go outside with your short sleeve shirt on ?
    keep up the good posts!
    judd
    hehehehehehehe. i am now out in kotzebue working. supposed to be as much as 30 above on wednesday. i plan on some ice fishing wednesday. oh as to the answer to your question. Global Warming.

    the ice on the lake is nearing 3 feet thick. yeah right global warming.

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    Friday night, -28*, and my wife and daughter said "let's go to the cabin." 24 miles on snow-go's. Had a great time, even without the customary beer break. Gotta love Alaskan women!
    SB

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    I wanted to make our friends up north feel really warm. I saw on the news that Sedna, a new mini-planet, recently discovered, has a temperature of -400 F.

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    torch; im just wondering how things are in alaska today? down here in the lower 48 where im at, its -28 F with a 18mph breeze, whats it been like there? doug

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    Hey you guys, this is my first post. I thought you would would like to know that the hanger doors are open and the temp is 68 deg. while I'm working on CUB wings in Sulphur Springs, TX. Eat your hearts out.

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    cold

    Years ago i went south for more ratings.I always disliked cold weather.After being south for a while i have seen it's benefits.It keeps the water clean,ours is clear,theres is green.No cockroaches.I really think the cold in the winter helps with the environment,kills lots of the bacteria and so forth.Plus we have brook trout and landlocked salmon,warm water has those nasty fish called bass.Although they are putting in those wormy fish up here.I guess people like to screw up there environment.

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    Hmmm,

    Rrb, Sedna: Isn't that just downriver from Fort Yukon a ways? At -400, it could be, I guess.

    MTV

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    You think its cold where you are !!

    Crash; Where are the Pategonia longjohns available? I am sure my wife would fly with me more if she didnt get so cold in the back seat. I have tried to make her set up front but she is afraid that I will ask her to twist or pull some of the knobs or handles up front. Greg.

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    Greg,

    The simple answer: Heated seats, ala Mercedes. Weigh nothing, cheap ($250 a set) and require only 10 A circuits.

    Best thing is, they are cushions, not structure, so if I add something to my cushions, it's not "installed equipment", nor is it a "major alteration".

    I think its gotta be the cheapest back seat heat system around. I'm gonna try it shortly. A friend in Germany did this several years ago, and swears by it.

    Anyone on the list tried it?

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    I found this supplier last year for heated clothing (motorcycleinfo.calsci.com). Look on the left side of the page and click on heated clothing. They show suppliers for heated vests, coats, gloves, socks, arm chaps and leg chaps. A friend has been riding in cold weather for years and says the vest is unbelievable the way it raises your core body temp. Gerbing is one the suppliers they show, and I think they made a lot of the heated bomber suits in WW2. They can be ordered complete with thermostats and wiring from $50 to $200.
    Wilbur

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