You know it's cold when...

5:02 p.m. on January 16, 2017 (EST)
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When the hairs in my nose freeze I know is someplace below zero F. 

What is your indicator?

5:27 p.m. on January 16, 2017 (EST)
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Re: You know its cold when...

Mustache icicles. I'll be stomping along, generating enough heat that my body doesn't know it is cold. Then the icicles will grow long enough that I notice them and realize it is probably colder than I think.

6:07 p.m. on January 16, 2017 (EST)
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Re: You know its cold when...

It's cold when those Chinese made clone brand nylon shell garments crack apart. 

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9:36 p.m. on January 16, 2017 (EST)
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Re: You know its cold when...

When you spit and it freezes before hitting the ground.

10:10 a.m. on January 17, 2017 (EST)
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Re: You know its cold when...

The sound of the snow when you walk on it.  It starts to get crunchy and then well below zero it squeaks.

2:38 p.m. on January 17, 2017 (EST)
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I know its cold when the beard icicles get a bit extreme, and in camp a sure sign is when the dog goes into the "Siberian swirl"

5:10 p.m. on January 17, 2017 (EST)
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Re: You know its cold when...

when my eyes tear up from the wind and the tears freeze my eyelashes together.  

5:12 p.m. on January 17, 2017 (EST)
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Re: You know its cold when...

I know its cold when my Ensolite pad shatters when trying to roll it back up.

I know its cold when trees are cracking and the house creaks and moans.

I know its cold when ice builds up on the walls inside a house.

I know its cold when a bottle of water or pop freezes in the backseat of my car.

I know I'm to darn cold when I go inside and can't talk or undress myself. That's happened twice in my life, once when I worked outside in minus 40 temps all day and another when I jumped in a lake to save two little girls  in which the ice had broke out from under them. I saved the kids but I was pretty helpless by the time I got back to our trailer.

9:59 p.m. on January 17, 2017 (EST)
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Re: You know its cold when...

When whiskey pours like syrup.

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8:45 a.m. on January 18, 2017 (EST)
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Re: You know its cold when...

whomeworry said:

When whiskey pours like syrup.

Ed

 That definitely would be cold :) wheres the pancakes?

9:40 p.m. on January 18, 2017 (EST)
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You know it's cold when my wife wants to cuddle instead of telling me to stay on my side of the bed. :P

5:49 p.m. on February 3, 2017 (EST)
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The local ASPCA orders me to bring my brass monkey indoors. :)

8:10 a.m. on February 4, 2017 (EST)
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You know its cold when you have to bring the grill inside to cook

8:54 p.m. on February 7, 2017 (EST)
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Your dog is walking across the kitchen floor with his legs crossed. Cause even he doesn't want to go outside .

9:54 p.m. on February 7, 2017 (EST)
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You know it's cold when your willing to let the pee cubes roll down your leg.

8:24 a.m. on February 8, 2017 (EST)
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You know it is cold outside when words spoken outside need to be brought in and thawed out to be listened to.

3:04 p.m. on February 10, 2017 (EST)
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...Your breath leaves a vapor trail behind you, hanging in the air.

...A struck match fizzles and goes out before you can light your kindling

...A liquid gas stove refuses to ignite.

3:11 p.m. on February 10, 2017 (EST)
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When you refill a propane cylinder and the leaked propane stays a liquid to the count of five

11:32 p.m. on February 15, 2017 (EST)
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When your eyelashes freeze together.  Pure panic when I thought my eyeball had frozen, a good laugh when my bare hand thawed the lashes and I could see again.

6:32 p.m. on February 25, 2017 (EST)
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When my vaping pen cartridges freeze and they're in my inside pocket.  I was not amused.  

11:43 a.m. on February 26, 2017 (EST)
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When you are north of the Arctic Circle and Polar Bears are migrating south

7:56 p.m. on February 26, 2017 (EST)
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...the hoarfrost inside your tent looks like stalactites.

9:40 p.m. on February 26, 2017 (EST)
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One year at camp Danial Boone it was low teens. Single digets. I got laffed at for bringing my late 50's early 60's Colman two Brunner stove. That morning I was the only one with a working stove. The other packs had new propain camp stoves. Man I'm glad for that stove and the three session tent I got after. Ice was all in my cheap old tent. 

1:52 p.m. on March 18, 2017 (EDT)
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-> When your XC skis, even waxed with SWIX Polar kick was, feel like they are on sand.

-> When you spit and it freezes with a tinkling sound in mid-air.

-> When you have to watch each other for signs of frost bite even though you have used Frost Guard or Vaseline on your exposed skin.

-> When (males) taking a pee is an exercise in overcoming "extreme shrinkage". ;o)

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