Wednesday, 3 January 2018

If I Could Ever Have Scheduled a Cold Snap

So, it got a might bit cold this past week. Oddly enough it was cold from the beginning of my Christmas Break, until the end of it.

So, on one hand it was bad for the Christmas Break, as I never left the campground. Yet on the other hand it was perfect for me . . . I had electricity.

This meant that I could use my electric heater which was a lifesaver. Sure it was cold and some mornings it was literally freezing when I got up (as in 0C or 32F).

At first I used my portable propane heater and while that did help raise the temperature, it used up a lot of propane, so I stopped using that.

I figured out how to get my electric heater and my electric hotplate going at the same time. That was able to help, but not by much. 

The most I was able to get my trailer up to was 10C. So, I just bundled up and stuck it out. I was fine but you could feel the chill that was literally at the walls. 

The other downside of a trailer that has a slide-out is that wind can get in through the sides of the slide-out, where slide-out meets trailer.

All in all, I was able to get through it and it was a much more pleasant experience than braving -30C temps without electricity to help heat me up (at no extra cost to me).

I have done it, and I know what to do to endure -30C temps, but I was thankful that I didn’t have to . . . this time. 

Winter is not over, however, and another cold snap or two is likely before the end of it. 

Whatever happens, I will manage and I will make it through, because I have seen this before, and I know what to do, that doesn’t mean that I like the cold (I loathe it) . . . but I know how to handle it. 

However, if I ever had the chance to schedule a mandatory cold snap . . . that would have been it.

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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