Which presents the greatest challenge during below-zero temperatures?

Getting your vehicle started 58 votes


Increased utility bills 106 votes


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


Staying warm while working or recreating outdoors 21 votes


Other (comment below) 18 votes


241 total votes


als362 6 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.


dabwid 6 years, 2 months ago

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


David Moore 6 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.


lostyermarbles 6 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...


bunkhousebarbie 6 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.


lostyermarbles 6 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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