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Old 10-07-2013, 11:25 AM   #1
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Anyone stuck in the recent Wyoming/Dakota storm?

Hey! Just wondering, for future reference, if anyone has been caught in the recent snow storm up in the North West.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:34 AM   #2
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Weather Channel showed a couple holding up in therir Airstream trailer. I believe they were in S Dakota. They did not interview the couple though.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:42 AM   #3
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Snow storm rv'ing

I think i saw that airstream shot.

Our government has the national parks closed down, but there may still be more than a few motorhomes out there, in state and local campgrounds, that are waist deep in snow. Even if they can get to a cleared road, the driving has to be treacherous.

I'm just getting into the motorhome life style, but from what i have read so far, not all RV's are set up to sustain this kind of environment for very long. I hope their doing alright.
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PDR John is stuck out there.

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Old 10-07-2013, 01:57 PM   #5
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Snowed in

Thanks, those are interesting photo's that PDR John has shared.

Don't know his model and year motorhome all that well, but i would guess the basements are heated. If that's the case, then as long as the fuel holds out, he'll be fine. Might be a good time to order some local diesel delivery, to hold him over until he can get out. I didn't notice if he was plugged in or not.

There seemed to be some other campers in the background of the photo's. Next year, everyones packing list is probably going to have some new items. Shovels and things like that.

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John will be pulling out in the next couple of days and heading to Sevierville TN. We'll be meeting up with him there. His rig info is in his signature.
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My mail is certainly stuck in Box Elder SD. Got an email today from Americas Mailbox describing the 9 foot drifts in some parts of town. No power for 3 days.
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Yup been in HILL CITY SD since Thursday! Lost power 1am Friday...just got it back today 8pm...quite a storm for these folks...we're plowed out Sunday...fortunately I filled fuel tank before coming to the park...Aqua hot, auto gen worked great...
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December 21st 2013, "The Winter Solstice" is suppose to be the first day of winter. How about that!

The word solstice comes from the Latin words for "sun" and "to stand still.” In the Northern Hemisphere, as summer advances to winter, the points on the horizon where the Sun rises and sets advance southward each day; the high point in the Sun’s daily path across the sky, which occurs at local noon, also moves southward each day. At the winter solstice, the Sun’s path has reached its southernmost position. The next day, the path will advance northward. However, a few days before and after the winter solstice, the change is so slight that the Sun’s path seems to stay the same, or stand still. The Sun is directly overhead at "high-noon" on Winter Solstice at the latitude called the Tropic of Capricorn. In the Northern Hemisphere, the solstice days are the days with the fewest hours of sunlight during the whole year.
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Just another day of survival

Well, glad to hear everyones support systems are running as designed. That's a good thing!

Everyone seems to have the fuel sources under control too, but i wonder, did everyone have their real essentials in adequate quantities to sit out a storm like that? I mean, did everyone have enough chips, pretzels, popcorn, m&m's, k-cups for the coffee machine, ice cream, cake and pizza to get threw the storm

Satellite TV isn't the same without a quality based nutritional snack plan. Cheese and crackers, more pizza, some pan cakes. It makes shoveling snow WAY more easier knowing those meals are waiting inside.

All of you have some great looking couches to hang out in. Is anyone, or is everyone, using chains in that snow? How's the local road crew doing on getting everything cleared?
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