Which presents the greatest challenge during below-zero temperatures?

Getting your vehicle started 58 votes

24.07%

Increased utility bills 106 votes

43.98%

Keeping your children safe on their way to and from school 38 votes

15.77%

Staying warm while working or recreating outdoors 21 votes

8.71%

Other (comment below) 18 votes

7.47%

241 total votes

Comments

als362 3 years, 2 months ago

Just dealing with the cold in general is what I don't like. That probably takes in all the issues above.

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dabwid 3 years, 2 months ago

At least we can handle the cold. The babies elsewhere cry and stay home in, Craig it is another day.

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David Moore 3 years, 2 months ago

11 people voted in the "other" category and only three posts....hmmm. I don't see the cold at any temperature to be a challenge. If you can't handle sub-zero weather, move to Florida or SoCal. Think of those living in Alaska where -50 is a normal day, we have it pretty easy here. Adding an "I like the cold" category might have garnered a few votes. Challenging.....no, not hardly.

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lostyermarbles 3 years, 2 months ago

my vote on other that it wouldnt got to was "keep the pipes from freezing" just a normal thing you do when its this cold, no not whining...

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bunkhousebarbie 3 years, 2 months ago

While cold temperatures are common in this area, the safety factors - of people (exposure), pipes, roads, vehicles (clear windows), etc. - need to be considered. Prevention is great, but that takes some conscious effort, not just muddling along.

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lostyermarbles 3 years, 2 months ago

Heat tape yeh, but sometimes they quit working at the most inconveniant time. And yeh, I have settler tags so I have been here awhile....planning ahead is a must around here. sometimes starting your vehicle in the middle of the night if you don't have a tank heater helps.

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