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Post  mrblur on Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:13 am

I need a little help here,I'm heading out to Alaska next Wednesday and the procrastinator that I have become I waited to the last minute check out the temps(and get ready) in that area of Alaska. It seems the weather is just fine now, but some website say in January the weather average is -20f. I will be going out there for business fly in Monday and fly back out Frida.

My questions is since I will only be there for a week and not doing any tourist things (maybe see the northern lights). Do you think I will survive with goggles, thermals underneath, waterproof boots, beanie, and norhtface jacket? I will only be going airport > hotel > hospital > hotel....I won't be doing any hiking or camping while I'm out there. Do you think that should be fine if temps do dip to -20 running to the car and waiting for the heater to warm up?

Thanks for any input,
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Re: Travel questions - Fairbanks, Alaska

Post  ADOR on Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:03 am

You need a new tarsus .454 casual magnum raging bull, 2.5" sub nose version up close for bears, and for small game I recommend a AR-7 explorer take down gun with clip mod and stinger ammo.



LMAO, right now looking at the weather channel and comparing it to another place it looks like it's around -12 there right now. I would bring extra clothes personaly, I would rather have it and don't' need it, then need it and don't have it. The high for the week is around -7 so it won't be warming up too.
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Re: Travel questions - Fairbanks, Alaska

Post  Seamaster on Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:03 am

That's not much colder than it is in my hometown! Minus temperatures like you are describing are cold. That said, you'll be inland, so it will be a dry cold and not too bad. Nevertheless, I'd want to be wrapped up. Generally, I like to wear a wool sweater and a down-filled jacked, gloves, warm socks and boots. You can get away with jeans and you won't need thermals, especially if running from car to indoor and vice versa, assuming your indoors means central heating.

Joking aside, you'll only have to worry about polar bears. The others will be hibernating.
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Re: Travel questions - Fairbanks, Alaska

Post  Iago on Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:07 pm

Actually, he may run into the Momma Grizzly herself, so I fear for his safety -- or at least his sanity!


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Re: Travel questions - Fairbanks, Alaska

Post  mrblur on Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:10 pm

Fuck polar bears!!!!!!!!!!!

location: fairbanks

Ador: your right better safe tan sorry

Seamaster:thermals will be an overkill. Trying to fit everything in a carry on...Looking in craigslist see what they have dont really want to invest to much money in something i wont be wearing again
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Post  Seamaster on Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:42 pm

True. You will have to travel north for the polar bears.

I agree with the thermals. That's what I was saying: you need a warm jacket, sweater and gloves, and something to keep your feet warm. I guess coming from California, all of these things will seem foreign. Do you even own jeans or anything longer than shorts?
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Re: Travel questions - Fairbanks, Alaska

Post  Iago on Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:28 pm

Does he even own a long-sleeved shirt?
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Re: Travel questions - Fairbanks, Alaska

Post  PhotoOtaku on Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:57 am

I get in trouble with people when I wear flip flops in December in LA, ...with a long sleeved shirt & hoodie.

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Re: Travel questions - Fairbanks, Alaska

Post  Iago on Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:26 am

{N-TYSH}
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Post  Seamaster on Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:19 am

I think I have shared this experience before, but I was in SoCal in February. I found the weather quite warm (high of 28°C [82°F] and a nighttime low of 12°C [54°F]). I was wearing shorts and a T-shirt, and continued to do so into the night. I was blown away when I was passed in the street by a woman wearing a full padded jacket, wool gloves and earmuffs!
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Re: Travel questions - Fairbanks, Alaska

Post  mrblur on Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:37 am

Past couple of weeks it's been 38f low and 68f highs. And today its a high of 71f still to cold. affraid


BTW I do own 1 pair of Jeans.....

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Re: Travel questions - Fairbanks, Alaska

Post  Seamaster on Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:21 am

Perspective . . .
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Re: Travel questions - Fairbanks, Alaska

Post  ADOR on Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:59 am

Blur, did your boy get his minecraft stuff storted out?

We finally opened up one of the three servers I have to the public, If your boy wants to try it out let me know and I will get the public address for it from my son. I am using the local address so that won't work.

Sunfire v20z server, two dual core 2.2's and 8gb ram.
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Re: Travel questions - Fairbanks, Alaska

Post  mrblur on Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:50 am

ADOR wrote:Blur, did your boy get his minecraft stuff storted out?

We finally opened up one of the three servers I have to the public, If your boy wants to try it out let me know and I will get the public address for it from my son. I am using the local address so that won't work.

Sunfire v20z server, two dual core 2.2's and 8gb ram.

When I get back this weekend, we can give it a try.

We have tried all the tutorials online still can't get anyone logged in. I can see everyone log into the VPN network using hamachi, but no dice in connecting to the server.

Send me the details this week and will give it a go. In the mean time he has me playing pokemon.

Getting back to the weather in Los Angeles oye....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6t-EjrtD3U
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Re: Travel questions - Fairbanks, Alaska

Post  Iago on Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:57 am

-13 up here this morning. I needed gas for my company car as I was heading home last Friday and decided to put it off until this morning. Not the best decision that I have ever made.
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Post  Seamaster on Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:50 pm

Oops!

In winter, I try to avoid letting the tank get under a half tank. I once let the tank dip below a half and the engine light came on, which of course went away after I filled up (I had ice in the tank). Problem is it cost me $140 for the service tech to reset things because the ECUs in today's cars like to be diagnosed after the lights come on . . . .
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Post  Iago on Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:21 pm

Well, I tend to get a bit lazy about it since I put so many miles on during the week that I put off filling up until the last minute. Not a good idea in cold weather, I admit.
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