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Winter Survival Tips...

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Zman, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. oroy54

    oroy54 New Member

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    Why would anyone want to live in a frozen tundra in the first place? I would guess prescription drugs are cheaper is my best guess.
     
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  2. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    Land and housing is cheaper here as well
     
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  3. chucko615

    chucko615 Banned camp counselor

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    Cause the most of the things that bite you here are smaller.......................except for the skeeters
     
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  4. pecmsg

    pecmsg Junior my ASS

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    Not here!
     
  5. pecmsg

    pecmsg Junior my ASS

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    Remember Roy

    You can always put more on.....

    You can take just so much off!
     
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  6. pecmsg

    pecmsg Junior my ASS

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    Pics when I get home!
     
  7. oroy54

    oroy54 New Member

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    I heard every
    Yes, but as a member asked about having to pee. You have a little time go get things loose.
    Now if your belly get to gurgling and that little voice in your head says, Paul it is time. Your eyes are straight forward and you are taking small steps. Around here it is called the trots. Where do you go in less than 2 or 3 minutes? This is bad
     
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  8. Ballvalve79

    Ballvalve79 It's only fire what could go wrong

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    The alternative is working on boilers and steam traps and doing the chilled water pipe repairs you promised the customer when it was hot out. :thumb:
     
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  9. pecmsg

    pecmsg Junior my ASS

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    Put them off to next season when they can’t be done!
     
  10. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    In Paul’s case it’s in his depends :lachen:
     
  11. flange

    flange Act like you care and do SOMETHING!!

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    1-- I was born here
    2-my friends are here
    3-i live between the most exciting city in the world and our nations birthplace, there is something to do anytime I want, day night or weekend.
    4- I can be skiing in 1.5 hours north or at the beach 1.5 hours southeast.
    5-opportuinty to make buttloads of cash
    6--you get used to seasons changing. its really only cold for two months, the spring and fall seasons are great. july and august are fugging hot and humid, often seeing 80 degree wetbulb days.
    7-packing and moving is a pain in the ass
    8-my business is here and serves me financial needs very well. I am not interested in starting over
     
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  12. pecmsg

    pecmsg Junior my ASS

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    and his wife’s not moving!

    In my case the grand kids are around the corner!
     
  13. Bustawrench

    Bustawrench Knucklehead

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    It's not too bad around here. We usually only get 3-4 weeks of really cold weather and maybe 6-8 weeks of real hot/humid weather. The rest of the year is generally nice.

    As for working in the cold; a good pair of boots with wool socks, Carhartt bibs and Jacket, a hat and gloves will get you pretty far. I keep a couple of extra sweat shirts and spare socks in the truck in case it gets really bad. When it snows, I keep a shovel and some ice melt in the van to make sure I have a safe place for the ladder and an area to work if I have to go up on a roof.

    Just take your time and do the best you can.
     
  14. frozensolid

    frozensolid Psychologist's Dream

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    Roy these are men who find great satisfaction in chipping ice from weather packs on rooftops @-30 just to reset an oil trip.

    Personally I find it more stimulating looking at the booties while fixing the ice machine at the resort pool bar.

    To each his own I guess. ;)
     
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  15. chucko615

    chucko615 Banned camp counselor

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    You forgot rugged and good looking.............................:pain:
     
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  16. flange

    flange Act like you care and do SOMETHING!!

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    oil not allowed on roofs. If they are working on an oil heater, its inside the structure to some degree.
     
  17. Zman

    Zman Hanging by a Thread

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    Cause we don't like Bugs! :p
     
  18. heavyevans

    heavyevans FNG

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    Check local listings, I've seen it before.
     
  19. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    That excludes you then :lachen::D
     
  20. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    He was referring to a compressor oil trip :chairshot:
     
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