Saturday, February 09, 2008

Greetings from a Place Not Squarebanks

Although it is pretty cold here, too

Hey y'all, let me just throw out a quick gloat about how I managed to leave the Interior on business at exactly the right time to miss the cold spell. Whoo-hoo!

Not much to tell you from here, but I think I've confirmed the fact that although the Interior gets ridiculously cold, the coast certainly can compete because of: 1) Actual moisture in the air and 2) Wind.

But someone could make a fortune if they came up with an inexpensive kit to put an oil pan heater and block heater on a snowmachine. (Or whatever the equivalent useful item might be.)

I've added two new Alaskan blogs over there on the right, SCAN Alaska and Fairbanks Pedestrian. Give them a look, they're good, wholesome progressive fair guaranteed to lower your cholesterol by 50 points. Or at least they make good reading.


Ishmael said...

I think you can get a glue-on oil pan heater for under 20 bucks at an auto supply store. Adhere it with some blue RTV silicone and you're good to go..... But that won't work on a two-stroke snowmachine since they don't have oil pans.... Hmmmmmm..... But since most are liquid cooled these days, I don't know why an inline heater shouldn't work.....

enjoy the wet, windy and chilly coast. Meanwhile, we had a blizzard here today! Yay!

janiemag said...

Great blog! I am enjoying reading your stuff...

You might enjoy this local blog too:


CabinDweller said...

Hi Janiemag and thanks!

Will check out Discontinuous Permafrost now that I am back and sufficiently recovered from traveling.