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    It was cold out there....

    Haters gonna hate... but having beers on an open bar with 65f was a challenge fo me. 65f is way bellow puertorican standard operating temperatures. I don't care is New York is full of "puertiricans"... those are not *true* 100% puertoricans. Those are americanized newyoricans... different thing. Standard Puertorrican models like myself are built for 79f-109f operating ranges.

    I had fun tho... beer is good

    Rube out 0/

    PS: and before the beers, I hit sub moa at 100yds with 30-06 for 40 rounds straight Hornady makes good stuff...
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    Stop !

    Just because you walk around in your underwear all 12 months and feel chilled does not mean the NorthernRicans are not true Ricans.Buy a cute housecoat and a hand-muff.

    The ones here in Ohio would tar+feather you for a comment like that.
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    I,m thinking of inviting Rube up to the nephew's cabin for New years.. They celebrate by having a sauna and running out into the snow and rolling in it. Last year it was -20C (-10F) and they cut a hole into the 1 1/2 foot ice on the lake and went swimming.







    I figure that if the Rubester reads this the boys are sucked up real tight andif he were to come and participate in the festivities the boys would head for the deep dark hills of Peutro Rica and the misses wouldn't have to worry about him "mowing the lawn" for years.

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    I figured that I would invite the Rubester up to my nephew's cabin in the central interior of B.C. to celebrate the New Years. They celebrate by having a sauna and then rolling in the snow. Heck, last year the guys cut a hole into the 1 1/2 foot ice on the lake and went swimming at -20C (-10F).









    I figured if he reads this, the boys are sucked up nice and tight. And if he were to accept and celebrate with us the boys would head for the hills of Puerto Rico and the misses wouldn't have to worry about him "mowing the lawn" for years.

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    Ruben, after a decade in the 'show me 101% humidity' state, I have to agree with you. I waited until the temps crept over 75 degrees today before hitting the road on my bike. I can deal with 90 better than 50 now. Of course, when I lived up north, 50 felt pretty good.
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    Supposed to around 50 degrees Mon/Tue morning. Get out the parkas Ruben!

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    Thinking of digging an underground winter bunker, well bellow the frost line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    Thinking of digging an underground winter bunker, well bellow the frost line.
    The frost line there is only 12-18" and mostly sand so covering yourself in a kitty litter box should provide the same effect with less effort on your part.

    *Scoop out the turds first.
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    they have a frost line?
    sigless at the moment....

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    Okay, Rubesters, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties 'cause it's cooooold out there today


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    Wuss. That is all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    Haters gonna hate... but having beers on an open bar with 65f was a challenge fo me. 65f is way bellow puertorican standard operating temperatures. I don't care is New York is full of "puertiricans"... those are not *true* 100% puertoricans. Those are americanized newyoricans... different thing. Standard Puertorrican models like myself are built for 79f-109f operating ranges.

    I had fun tho... beer is good

    Rube out 0/

    PS: and before the beers, I hit sub moa at 100yds with 30-06 for 40 rounds straight Hornady makes good stuff...
    I hear you. When the weather gets down to 65 I pull out the turtlenecks.
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    It's going to be in the 30s in the morning. I'm searching Craig's list for tundra buggies.
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    It is all relative. I grew up in the southeast and got sent to Alaska. A couple years of that and your cold benchmark moves considerably. After a winter of -50, got sent to Korea for a month. My buds and I are walking around with temps in the mid-20s and 30s with our summer jackets on and hitting the golf course. Some guys from the Philippines are in parkas, mukluks, and those giant gauntlet gloves.
    Flying a jet is no different than riding a bicycle. It's just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.

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    I haz new idea... I'll start by taking 2 jackets, one medium (for inner layer) and one large (for outer layer). Then I can get lots of flexible piping/tubing, like the ones used for fish tanks, and glue it or something, between the jackets. Add a battery powered water pump and rig some portable propane heater with a thermal exchange and I'll have an actively heated jacket. Same tech used for heated floors but *mobile*... I should had been an engineer!
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    Sounds interesting. If you catch yourself on fire with the propane, at least you'll have water to put the fire out then the water freezes which soothes the burnt areas. Be sure to video this operation.
    Flying a jet is no different than riding a bicycle. It's just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.

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    Rubenator,
    Just apply liberal amounts of Ron Rico rum inside your body cavities and you'll survive this cold front.
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    It was 53f this morning. My son was kinda slow on the situation awareness, wearing shorts and a t-shirt. I couldn't resist the urge to troll and asked him to take out the trash, lol. He leaved the bag in mid yard and ran back in to change clothes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will G View Post
    It is all relative. I grew up in the southeast and got sent to Alaska. A couple years of that and your cold benchmark moves considerably. After a winter of -50, got sent to Korea for a month. My buds and I are walking around with temps in the mid-20s and 30s with our summer jackets on and hitting the golf course. Some guys from the Philippines are in parkas, mukluks, and those giant gauntlet gloves.
    It was like that in school for me too. One day the Canadians were wearing shorts and sandals, the southerners were wearing what passed for a wniter coat for them, and they all wondered how the weather changed so fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    The frost line there is only 12-18" and mostly sand so covering yourself in a kitty litter box should provide the same effect with less effort on your part.

    *Scoop out the turds first.
    Scooping out the turds should be optional. They may provide extra insulation if needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    It was 53f this morning...

    Forecast says 46 tomorrow morning; near record low. The tomatoes can handle it no problem.
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    Don't let 'em give you a hard time - I'm a Swede myself but dont' have the layers of fat to keep me warm when temps get that low. Better above 70!

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    Quote Originally Posted by root11 View Post
    they have a frost line?
    That's the water table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chewybrian View Post
    Forecast says 46 tomorrow morning; near record low. The tomatoes can handle it no problem.
    46f already... but just 2 days ago it was 90somethings?!

    *checks weather forecast*

    Dang! 45f tonight! And I haven't yet refilled my propane tank.
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