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  1. Midwest Polar Vortex

    Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Anyone else in the upper-midwest looking at -40 to -60 windchills the next couple days? I kind of joke that all you need is plenty of ammo and beer. Seriously, it's gotten me to wondering about living here in MN. When the outdoors itself is deadly within a few minutes of exposure, there's...
  2. Looking for private land to camp on Jan 10-13 in Northern MN

    Minnesota
    Two of us were looking to go camp in the Chippewa National Forest up in the Deer River area for three nights, kind of a cold-weather gear test, and a monkey wrench has been thrown into our plans. I had contacted the Deer River Ranger District a few weeks back to discuss options and find out the...
  3. Keeping 2 chickens warm in winter?

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Now that the 2 chickens are happy in their new home/my yard, and were already trained to go into their big steel cage at 8:00PM on the dot, how do I keep them warm in Ne winters? My friend moved, and brought them over with their big steel cage, about 3'x5'x6' tall and has locking wheels that...
  4. Spring is almost here, time to get outside

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Guys and gals, springtime is almost upon us. Before we know it the weather will be warm enough to go hiking, fishing, camping... etc. Some people do that kind of stuff year round, so its no big deal to them. I am working on getting the legs active after having to stay inside from this...
  5. When you are stuck inside

    Urban Survival
    So the weather has not been cooperating lately. It has been -30 and with windchill -40 for the better part of two weeks. Going outside can be an option but I am avoiding the long hikes ect as small mistakes can turn you in to a meat popsicle in no time. This has got me to doing a few things...
  6. Good Campers For Living

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I have a few ideas but I figured I may as well see what you guys think. Next July my lease is up here in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. My brother and I (both of us has a prepper mindset) are moving out to a small village about and hour and 20 mins from the city. We have some property with a cabin...
  7. My DIY Outdoor Wood Furnace

    DIY - Do It Yourself
    Hey everybody, This is my first post in LONG time. unfortunately due to life, work, and many other circumstances, my free time has been OVERLY invaded for far too long. However, good news is that last fall, I was able to purchase and move to the country and am now enjoying country life once...
  8. Best way to keep warm this winter without using too much electricity

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm trying to prepare for what looks to be a very cold winter here in South Dakota... I have a propane tank out back - the central heat runs on a furnace but doesn't appear to be very efficient. I have space heaters but am concerned they will use too much electricity. Because I rent, getting a...
  9. winter/snow

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Is it me or does it seem there is not enough emphasis on winter conditions during SHTF? or teotwawki. no grid. not reliant on guzoline machines. (:mad:max) Thoughts on? Snow removal/plowing while trying to conserve energy. like snow shovels! Security, patrolling your BOL. Guard posts...
  10. OK to leave HTs in the car in winter?

    Communications
    Has any had a problem with leaving their HTs in the car during winter (not talking about theft, more life of the device)? I guess it's a silly question since there are so many electronics in the car by default, but for some reason I'm nervous the cold will mess with the LCD screen somewhat...
  11. Cold Climate Question: What do you do with your chickens in the winter?

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    OK, this might be a dumb question, but someone asked me, and I didn't know the answer, so... If you live in the northern states where it gets below zero in the winter, what do you do with your chickens in the winter? Do you get them a heated henhouse, or do you butcher them before the snow...
  12. new member

    New Member Introduction
    Hello all! I'm new to this, but looking forward to learn and hopefully contribute as I learn. /skills /tags sanger
  13. What are you harvesting NOW? How are you storing?

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Spring is here! Happy, happy! So, what are you harvesting now and how are you storing it? Love to hear what everyone's busy with. :) Here on the Gulf Coast, I've dug my Louisiana multiplier onions (walking onions aren't ready yet). Hung some in an old peanut net bag and froze the rest...
  14. Canadian woman falls into a tree well and freezes given CPR for over 4 hours....

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    http://www.canada.com/Those+dreaded+tree+wells+survive+them/7817072/story.html http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/gopro-captures-skiers-lucky-tree-well-escape I had no idea this even existed as a risk so the first link kinda explains another event and the third explains the process involved...
  15. WINTER Darkness - Batteries & Light in extreme cold climates

    Ladies Section
    I'm wondering how many other Northerners we have here, who need to be able to cope with VERY VERY few light hours in the winter in combo with extreme cold temps (below freezing for months). Are there any other in this forum who are working to resolve the "what will you do without electricity...
  16. Earthquake during winter, what should I do?

    Urban Survival
    Hi all, Long time no see! The reason for opening this thread is mainly this: I'm not saying I believe that guy 100%, but he had a couple of hits. I'd like to be prepared just in case, you never know when something happens. So please tell me what will I need, given this situation: family...
  17. diy cold frame for winter gardens

    DIY - Do It Yourself
    hey guys I seen this article over on ready4itall I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions for plans on how to build cold frames? http://ready4itall.org/how-to-make-a-cold-frame-to-grow-food-year-round/
  18. Real Fur Balaclava or Ski Mask or Full Entire Head Covering

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I've found information on pretty much all covering made from real fur and real animal parts on the internet that cover every thing...except the face.~ I'm wondering why don't you ever read about any information of see any thing about natives of winter climates wearing coverings for their entire...
  19. American Winter

    Books, Movies & Stories
    You guys seen this movie? http://www.americanwinterfilm.com/ One of the kids needed some medical attention when they couldn´t afford healthcare, and of course it happens exactly then...we´re talking 5-digit bills here folks, the little 12 year kid cried and blamed herself for the fact that her...
  20. I love this shirt!

    Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    I bought one of these last year for a trip to Europe over the winter, and it quickly became my favorite shirt! It's made of merino wool, is very comfortable, not scratchy, warm when the weather is cold, and looks good! Kathmandu's RRPs can be pretty high, so you should wait until things are on...
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