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View Poll Results: Given no other choice, which type of extreme climate would you prefer?
Extreme Heat 9 39.13%
Extreme Cold 14 60.87%
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:53 PM   #1
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Having lived in both extreme hot/humid and extreme cold/dry climates I don't know which is worse!

The overbearing heat or the blasting cold! Right now I'm living in the cold!

I don't like either one to be honest. It's always a back and forth... would rather be warm when it's cold and cool when it's hot.

Ideally one would have a residence in two places for the summer/winter thing, but some of us can't do that... yet...

I believe I adapt better to the hotter climates if there's air conditioning (or some relief).

If moving to a moderate climate wasn't an option, which would you prefer?

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Old 02-21-2013, 04:24 PM   #2
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I can always put more clothes on. If I'm walking to work and it's sweltering there comes a point where I'm as stripped down as I can get without breaking laws. Not so in the winter. I can dress up as the Stay-Puft marshmallow man if need be.

It also helps that I was raised in Montana so cold seems to agree with me better.

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Old 02-21-2013, 05:56 PM   #3
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Lived in Memphis, TN for the first 16 years of my life and have now lived in eastern Washington for the last 14 years and I'd much prefer the hotter of the two. The prolonged winters of E-Wa make it tough on the psyche sometimes. It's never fun waking up to snow in June. The high temp on the day of my bachelor party was 49, June 17th 2010.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:06 PM   #4
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Cold for sure. You can dress for the cold but get arrested for undressing in the heat

That and you know how hard it is to go snow machining with no snow.

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Old 02-21-2013, 07:07 PM   #5
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snow machining
I had to chuckle at this; I've only ever heard it called SnowMobiling*. Fun as hell no matter what you call it I guess.

* - Provided you are using a snowmobile, you can also use trucks, tractors, 4x4's, 4 wheelers, dirt bikes, etc...

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Old 02-21-2013, 07:15 PM   #6
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Give me HEAT! I'm not just saying that because it's winter.

I can't stand the cold!

I grew up in New Orleans (hot and humid) and I love hot/humid summers! As long as I don't have to wear a suit and tie! You can always spray off with some water when outside or get some A/C or a fan. My muscles and joints feel great when I'm sweating...they feel terrible when cold! I'm 145 lbs soaking wet and 7.5% body fat. Us skinny guys do not do winter!

Try working on a car when your hands are will have bloody knuckles in no time when you slip because you can't feel what you are doing!

I am a motorcyclist and love outdoor activities and this compounds my hatred of cold weather.

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Old 02-26-2013, 04:58 PM   #7
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I love playing in the snow, but I HATE being cold.

I live in the desert now and I would give anything to get out of here but I think would love rather live here and in the frozen tundra of the north. Heck, I'm comfortable working outside up until it gets to about 105F.

Either way though, I think I can get acclimated pretty easily.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:26 PM   #8
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Are you working outside in the cold? I did two winters outside in New York and that was enough to convince me to move to North Carolina. The heat and humidity in the summers are tough, but you can stay hydrated and work earlier or later in the day to avoid the peak.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:29 PM   #9
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I've lived and worked in Alaska and I currently live and work in the Caribbean.

I don't mind winter down here and I didn't much mind summer up there. The extremes both suck but I much prefer the weather down here. I can handle being sweaty some of the time. Much better than dealing with ice and snow.

(I'm from San Diego which is pretty much perfect mild weather year round)

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Old 02-26-2013, 11:36 PM   #10
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I'll take the heat. I love an excuse to go swimming and dress light. Frozen cars and the kids can't play outside without an hour of prepping them? No thanks.
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