sunrise through icy windowpane It got down to -12 F(-24) yesterday and a strange haze covered the entire sky and blocked out the sun. I had to bring the generator inside to let it warm up before I could start it. It was 11 degrees F this morning ; I think things will start warming up.

My wood stove is very small but so is my cabin; my cabin is 19′ X 11′(6 X 3.5 meters). Most of the time it heats the cabin fine but when it gets really cold it has some problems, mostly because in my small cabin are 11 large single pane windows. Last yearcabin-261.jpg not knowing how cold it would get or how I would react to the cold I bought a portable propane heater and a 12ft hose, so I could hook it up to a 20lb propane canister. I never used it because it seemed kind of whimpy to not deal with the cold. This year I hooked it up and use it to help the wood stove heat up the cabin. It has been very nice to wake up in a cold cabin, turn on the propane heater and then start the fire. In a very short time my cabin is cozy again.

It looks like it will be a sunny day today but with the rising of the sun, the temperature is dropping.. How can that be? It’s already down to 6 degrees. I’m always interested in the weather, now.

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Hermit, long distance hiker, primitive cabin dweller, seeker.

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  1. hello crow.
    i would have sent an email, but this was the only way i could find to contact you…

    i just wanted to drop you and note, and say hi. i’ve been reading your posts for about a week now, and i really enjoy what you have to say.

    my wife and i are thru-hiking the AT this summer and have been inspired by ray’s writings, as you appear to be.

    hope you stay warm, and keep posting your thoughts and adventures as you have


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