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Old 10-14-2011, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Joplin, Missouri
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take plenty of vitamin d.

Get a headlight.

Learn to do stuff in the dark. People hike in the dark. I used to trap at night, didn't make a lot of difference. I remember heading out at 10 pm one time with a full moon.

There is still daylight...just not as much as places down south.

About heading out in the dark...when do bears start hibernating? Spottin one of them in the dark might make me want to head for a bar Can you elaborate on the headlight...so everybody doesn't go to local autoparts store
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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I imagine friends gather making a bonfire, cooking s'mores while watching the dancing northern lights..
Yep, that's exactly what we do, every single night if we can. And we play guitars and sing. Boy can we sing.
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:08 PM
 
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About heading out in the dark...when do bears start hibernating? Spottin one of them in the dark might make me want to head for a bar Can you elaborate on the headlight...so everybody doesn't go to local autoparts store
No bears in the winter. But the wolves are constantly nipping at your heels which is a little unsettling when you can't see them.

What Marty means are those little LED lights that strap on to your forehead and shine wherever you're looking.
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Joplin, Missouri
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No bears in the winter. But the wolves are constantly nipping at your heels which is a little unsettling when you can't see them.

What Marty means are those little LED lights that strap on to your forehead and shine wherever you're looking.
LOL...your onery Glad you clarified. I was thinking the head lamp....LOL the fake UV light. Oh my....to think I made it through College

I had actually read before in a post...some use indoor or head lamps to get Vit D.
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Old 10-14-2011, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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What we're doing this winter when it's dark and crummy: learning how to cross-country ski, making our own beer and wine, building a climbing wall in the garage, and turning our greenhouse into a sauna.
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Old 10-14-2011, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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It gets dark?
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Old 10-14-2011, 02:27 PM
 
Location: The end of the road Alaska
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It gets dark?
Not if you turn on the lights.

From early May to darkthirty it's a full time job gardening, gathering, fishing, cutting firewood, hunting, canning ....neverending chores to get ready for winter. By the time it gets here I'm so greatful for the chance to kick back and spend time with my friends I look forward to the long gloomy dark nights.
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Skiing, snowmachining, ice fishing, photo taking, dining out, road tripping...there is plenty to do despite the limited daylight hours. One just has to drag their behind off the couch and get out there.
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Bliss Township, Michigan
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Just get outdoors, hiking, fishing, snowmachining, anything outside.
Also, it depends of where you're from, myself being from northern MI (lived a way too short 3 1/2 years in AK), there isn't much difference...get out. If you stay inside all winter you'll drive yourself, and others, nuts.
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:30 PM
 
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Search for phenomenon of extraterrestrial origins.
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