Saturday, January 17, 2009

Winter Wonderland

For any expatriates missing Michigan over the holidays, this might help end your longing...Flint broke a 95-year-old record early Wednesday morning when the temperature plummeted to a frigid 19 below zero. The previous record? Minus 10, set in 1914, according to the National Weather Service.

3 comments:

  1. Stay away from Michigan during the winter months if you can't stand snow and bone chilling cold...you'll experience it all here.

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  2. every february I attend a large muzzle loading even near Grand Rapids-we have 80acres w/3 log cabins, a log trading post and tavern also. most of sleep in lean-tos, in what's known as a cold camp-no fire. a few years back the temp dropped to minus 44degrees. that was a truely miserable night. We'll sleep under Hudson Bay blankets or Whitney's, usually around a "4point". some of us are lucky enough to have a bear robe or hair-on elk hide to put under our keisters. We'll stay 4 or 5 days out there. All in all, it's a hoot, worth the occasional pain. gathering tinder and starting a fire w/flint and steel at those temps,can be a challenge.

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  3. GY, You'll notice that I made no references to named parts on a muzzle loader, and in my defense, those are the o-riginal names for them.

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