Cocooning Or Denning'up For The Winter.

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  1. Sourdough

    Sourdough "eleutheromaniac"
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    Cocooning "or" Denning'Up for the winter. My bears are starting to den up for the winter, and so am I. It is comforting to know that everything is in place to survive the next six months. Vehicles will be placed at the bottom of the mountain, a few boxes of books brought into the cabin to warm up. Returned yesterday with the last load of food and supplies.
     
  2. Sourdough

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    Early spring is my favorite time of the seasons, but early winter is a close second. Nov. and Dec. are just for relaxing. Jan. and Feb. are just enduring the hell of winter. But now winter in this part of Alaska is not really winter, not like we had many years ago. Now it is often no snow, and right around freezing with off and on rain or drizzle. Winters in Alaska now are much warmer then much of the lower 48 states.
     
  3. Alaskajohn

    Alaskajohn Master Survivalist
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    Do you have any snow yet? We got 4 inches on top of the 12 inches we got last week. We are making the last of our winterization preps this weekend, and everything is in its place. The first snow this year came early, so I’m glad I picked up and put away all the essentials before they were buried in the snow for the winter.

    I got my snow machine fired up and did a few test runs up and around the mountain. I know I’m a few cords short of wood for this winter, but with the snow machine I can get to the standing deadwood easy enough.

    For me my favorite season is fall followed by winter. I enjoy winter as the projects are fewer, I can find the time to read a few books, plus I do more grilling and just “hanging out” outdoors by a fire in the winter than I do the rest of the year. This is due to the greater availability of free time. Summers are nothing but work 18 plus hours a day.
     
  4. Sourdough

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    No..........None. I don't get much snow the last many years. Just winter rain and drizzle. Mostly it just hangs around 26 to 38 above. Right now it is 50 degrees and cloudy.
     
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  5. randyt

    randyt Master Survivalist
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    do you ever get cabin fever?
     
  6. Caribou

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    Some people require a lot of socialising and others require a lot of alone time. Remote cabins and solo sea voyages require a specific personalty type. This doesn't mean we don't like people but it's kind of like salt. Too much raises your blood pressure and makes your food unpalatable while a little goes a long way and brings flavour to life.
     
  7. Sourdough

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    Yes.........but tequila cures that problem......:p:p
     
  8. GrizzlyetteAdams

    GrizzlyetteAdams Crap Creek Survivor
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    TMT Tactical and Morgan101 like this.

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