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Old 01-04-2014, 01:21 AM   #29
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Or, everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:26 AM   #30
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Or, everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.
Well, at minus 14F here in MA, the thing to do about it is hitch up the egg and drive south

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Old 01-04-2014, 08:00 AM   #31
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It's even cool here in the south. We are wintering on the coast of GA, and morning temps have been in the 30's. That would be warm if we were back home in NY, but cooler than we want here. Sister in Florida is complaining that it's 65 there.
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Brrrrr
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:57 AM   #33
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-22 deg here right now. Supposed to get down to -30 deg tonight. Other parts of province are under a wind chill advisory with "feels like" temperatures near -45 deg. Not unusual for this time of year. We have had about a meter of snowfall so far this winter, with probably that much more to come. Think i will go out and buy another shovel.

Dreaming of camping somewhere warm.
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39*F here right now.
We having a heat wave.
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:11 AM   #35
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Think i will go out and buy another shovel.
I have had to buy two this year, I am wearing them out so fast.

I actually went back to a steel shovel again with the last one, and wonder why I ever went to those darn plastic ones, even the ones with the thin metal edges do not do near the job of cleaning the steel one does.
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Being born and raised in the upper Midwest please excuse my ignorance about the East Coast of the USA . Every time they predict a cold spell or a major snowfall for the East Coast,if you can believe the national news, the local inhabitants go into panic and stock up on food ,alcohol and shovels as if the end of the world is approaching. We are expecting temps in the 25 to 45 Deg F below range with 50 to 70 Deg F below wind chills on Sunday and Monday. When I went to the grocery store this morning to get milk , I and an elderly woman getting a loaf of bread were the only two people in the store .The store clerk said business had been slow all day . Why would East Coasters' react in this manner "assuming" the news stories are correct
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Steve, I used to wonder about that too, the same with schools closing down after what we would consider a skiff of snow. One thing I found out, is many of these places do not have the equipment to deal with this type of bad weather for one. Plus, they often end up dealing with way more icing which makes roads treacherous. Others in the area could likely provide better details.

I remember a few years ago when Las Vegas (yeah, not east coast) had a 4-6" snowfall, it shut the airport down for a day or so. I was kinda gobstruck, thinking that is nothing, until a local told me that they do not have a single vehicle set up for snow removal, and had to wait for it to melt.

A lot of it comes down to what you are used to dealing with. For us in Calgary, we have just about seen it all. Well, except tropical heat waves, that is.
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:29 AM   #38
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The low here was 5.4 degrees. I was hoping for colder just because I like the challenge of extreme weather as a test of preparedness. The furnace failed in the house--either gelling or frozen water in the fuel lines. One hot water line is still frozen. Furnace is still not working and not a big concern as we mostly heat with wood.

I was temped to overnight in the camper but my electrical system is probably inadequate to keep the batteries topped up. I have no system in place yet to measure discharge rates like I do on my boat.

I don't even have a wiring diagram. Toning out all the circuits and identifying wire gauges will be a time consuming job better left for spring. I know some wiring upgrades will be needed. I do have space for two more AC breakers--one will be for a small electric heater which will be nice feature--I have a spot picked out to mount one already.

My converter is an obsolete Series 6300 A Option Q which provides a pitiful fix .5 Amp charge rate. I assume my furnace draws more than this on the average. There are drop in replacements each with design flaws. I see some fabricating in the future.

I will be upgrading my charging system, adding a second battery, a pair of solar panels and heavier gauge wire between the battery and charger/converter .

My goal is mostly off grid camping with about 15% camping with services. I am particularly interested in cold weather camping as I have dogs I bring with me. Which was the ultimate reason I did not camp over night--one is an untrained puppy not quite travel ready.
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We have the equipment to handle the snow as well as plenty of experience, still doesn't stop the grocery stores and gas stations from being mobbed the day before a projected storm. I suppose looking at it optimistically, the grocery might fill up with folks who usually shop on the day or 2 when there will be snow, so maybe you get 3 days worth of folks in one day. Visit the gas station for the extra weight, many filling gas cans for the blowers, and every truck with a plow is there too. I'd blame it on the 7 or so days without power from the Oct of 2011 blizzard, but folks were like this before that. Now thee are just 10 times the generators. Other then those guesses, I have no idea why people do what they do.

Conrad, we got to -11.
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-22 deg here right now. Supposed to get down to -30 deg tonight. Other parts of province are under a wind chill advisory with "feels like" temperatures near -45 deg. Not unusual for this time of year. We have had about a meter of snowfall so far this winter, with probably that much more to come. Think i will go out and buy another shovel.

Dreaming of camping somewhere warm.
Dave, what sort of humidity levels do you have at these temps? I was wondering if humidity (water vapor) is a significant factor for low temperatures. Water vapor is a much more significant greenhouse gas compared to the much hyped CO2. I just can't see temps getting extremely cold without low humidity. Here in Connecticut humidity levels are probably higher due to our proximity to the ocean.
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We have the equipment to handle the snow as well as plenty of experience, still doesn't stop the grocery stores and gas stations from being mobbed the day before a projected storm. I suppose looking at it optimistically, the grocery might fill up with folks who usually shop on the day or 2 when there will be snow, so maybe you get 3 days worth of folks in one day. Visit the gas station for the extra weight, many filling gas cans for the blowers, and every truck with a plow is there too. I'd blame it on the 7 or so days without power from the Oct of 2011 blizzard, but folks were like this before that. Now thee are just 10 times the generators. Other then those guesses, I have no idea why people do what they do.

Conrad, we got to -11.
-11 is pretty cold. Where in Mass are you? Western?

I routinely fill up everything before I storm. That last big one we needed the tractor and it was out. I now have a few 6 gallon jugs filled with diesel too.

I didn't think we needed it but it is better to be safe the sorry.
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Steve, I used to wonder about that too, the same with schools closing down after what we would consider a skiff of snow. One thing I found out, is many of these places do not have the equipment to deal with this type of bad weather for one. Plus, they often end up dealing with way more icing which makes roads treacherous. Others in the area could likely provide better details.

I remember a few years ago when Las Vegas (yeah, not east coast) had a 4-6" snowfall, it shut the airport down for a day or so. I was kinda gobstruck, thinking that is nothing, until a local told me that they do not have a single vehicle set up for snow removal, and had to wait for it to melt.

A lot of it comes down to what you are used to dealing with. For us in Calgary, we have just about seen it all. Well, except tropical heat waves, that is.
How well insulated is your Escape? What are the coldest temps tha you have camper in?
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