Bunch of years ago I saw a documentary on one of the indigenous people
of Siberia. Those guys seemed to have written the book on cold-weather
survival - as in room-temperature digits below zero F.
One technique I remember was a sort of house-within-a-house where they
would put up a tent inside a larger tent and live in that tent. No
fire, no fuel, no heat, of course.... Might even have been three tents,
one inside the other.
During power cut 2003, I heard of a Mormon
family pitching a tent in the living room,
and hunkering in the bunker that way. Must
have made some sense, then.
Also heard of folks who nail a blanket over
a door way and live in one room.
The Siberian thing is, like groovy and far
out. I mean, totaly in tents. (homonym:
intense. For those who missed the joke.
Which is why I am extensively explaining
the joke, for those who didn't yet get it.)
When I had been living in Hawaii for about six years, I was waiting to
go on duty to my nighttime job as assistant manager in a Waikiki hotel.
Was sitting in a tourist trap called "The International Marketplace",
wearing a long-sleeved cardigan sweater and freezing my pasty white butt
Some tourist fresh off the plane from someplace like Broken Pelvis,
Montana chose to sit down on the same bench.
I guess he felt like he had to say something - and his opening line was
"Sure is hot and muggy here...."
In fact, I had never even *heard* of home air conditioning in all the
years I lived in Hawaii....
Went back 40-some years later for a month to look up old acquaintances
and see how their lives came out.
Sure enough, in the B&B I stayed in I had the AC running virtually all
the time I was in the place.
So I guess our bodies adapt...
On Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 10:26:51 AM UTC-5, Stormin Mormon wrote:
It was 6 degrees last night, which is unusually low for our area. I covered the greenhouse with a tarp on Saturday afternoon to keep the heat in and it was 57 in there when we woke up this morning. Maybe you could rig a sort of tarp tent over your trailer.
I'm sure I would if I had the tarps, and it would
not look too strange.
Sunday AM, the radio said -11 F, with wind chills
of -30 below. Wow, that was miserable. I ought have
stayed home, like half my congregation.
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