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Old 02-21-2020, 05:34 AM   #1
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just did 1.5 hours, 19F degrees

testing the breathable mylar booties. First, tried them between 1 pairs of polypropylene sock liners. In a few minutes, it became obvious that would not suffice, so I pulled on the shoes, that made it marginal, but in 45 minutes, I could tell that if I DID fall asleep, the cold in my feet would wake me. I had on a coat, balaclava, another coat over my legs, a polyester fleece blanket. The rest of me was ok. When I pulled my feet under the coat and blanket, all was ok. So the 2 mylar bags, from the last test, at a total weight of 1 lb, were just as warm a pair of heavy winter coats and a fleece blanket, total weight of those 3 being 6 lbs. With exercise, the mylar warms up MUCH faster than normal clothing or blankets, and of course, sheds rain and stops wind better, too. There was almost zero wind this am, but 20F is pretty damned cold.
 
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Old 02-21-2020, 05:50 AM   #2
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but 20F is pretty damned cold.

ROFLMAO! You idiot, you wouldn't last 30 minutes where I live. My winter boots, are rated to -100. Lowest temperature that I have had to wear them and work in them was -40F. You have once again demonstrated that your ability to survive is only a fantasy in your own mind.
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Old 02-21-2020, 06:10 AM   #3
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Here's my thoughts on this:
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Old 02-21-2020, 06:39 AM   #4
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ROFLMAO! You idiot, you wouldn't last 30 minutes where I live. My winter boots, are rated to -100. Lowest temperature that I have had to wear them and work in them was -40F. You have once again demonstrated that your ability to survive is only a fantasy in your own mind.
I wouldn't last in that environment either unless I had more gear & more acclimation than I currently do; but there's two relevant factors to that imo:

1 - I actually KNOW that I'm not qualified/equipped for that environment, and

2 - I intentionally don't GO to that environment anymore.


I've done my time in the north (just Michigan & Wisconsin; not Canada), and have no intention of doing so again. I've decided that warmth is awesome. It was 19 here this morning, and that's more than cold enough for me.
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Old 02-21-2020, 07:03 AM   #5
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You would think with all of Mel's slumlord projects an "wifey's fantastic income an all of his other money making schemes an plans an goverment handouts he just might give this krap up an do something useful with his miserable life for a change.
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Old 02-21-2020, 08:17 PM   #6
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One day these two remaining brain cells are going to collide an there will be a pile of ashes an melted plastic.
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Old 02-22-2020, 06:41 AM   #7
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I wouldn't last in that environment either unless I had more gear & more acclimation than I currently do; but there's two relevant factors to that imo:

1 - I actually KNOW that I'm not qualified/equipped for that environment, and

2 - I intentionally don't GO to that environment anymore.


I've done my time in the north (just Michigan & Wisconsin; not Canada), and have no intention of doing so again. I've decided that warmth is awesome. It was 19 here this morning, and that's more than cold enough for me.

The point I was trying to make, was not about the geographical location, any intelligent prepper will consider the temperature fluctuations on a 365 day basis and prepare for it. Melvin has proven time and time again that he does not have the flexibility to move past a 3 hour field ex in the middle of July. Regarding warmer climates, I do enjoy Arizona in the winter months also.
 
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The point I was trying to make, was not about the geographical location, any intelligent prepper will consider the temperature fluctuations on a 365 day basis and prepare for it. Melvin has proven time and time again that he does not have the flexibility to move past a 3 hour field ex in the middle of July. Regarding warmer climates, I do enjoy Arizona in the winter months also.
I know. I was just (almost certainly in vain) trying to get jmd to think about the realities involved with cold-weather situations. Pointless almost certainly, but it doesn’t cost anything to hope for a late-life onset of rational thought.
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Both extremes, hot and cold, bring about their own challenges. Too hot or too cold can kill you just as dead. You need to properly plan for both.
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Both extremes, hot and cold, bring about their own challenges. Too hot or too cold can kill you just as dead. You need to properly plan for both.
And the older I get my tolerances for both seem to be getting lower.
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Old 02-23-2020, 05:17 AM   #11
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And the older I get my tolerances for both seem to be getting lower.
I can relate!
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