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posted ago by happybillmoney ago by happybillmoney +73 / -1

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This Weeks Discussion Theme: Winter Activities

Surprised Court TV didn’t get the most votes this weekly. But I suppose it’s a sign we need a light weight and simple weekly. So, winter activities it is. Yes, yes technically winter doesn’t start until the winter solstice late December. But for the northern hemisphere Kings among us surely, you’ve noticed the chill in the air. Way back in weekly 12 we had a similar theme on Fall Activities. So, if you rather talk about fall activities instead of winter go ahead. Thanksgiving is this week and will make a great discussion here. For example, is your family able to enjoy a normal thanksgiving or is the coof still an issue?

Discussion ideas:

  • What are some winter activities you are looking forward to doing?
  • Anything you plan on doing different this winter?
  • Talk about fall activities. E.g., Thanksgiving, done raking leaves, any winter preparation, etc…
  • Thoughts on Black Friday? Is it cringe consumer or can you really find a "good deal"?

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pizzakek 15 points ago +16 / -1

Cooking:

Some hot healthy paleo recipes, i have been experimenting with bone broth. It's a good season to sip on it.


Cold resistance:

I have been practicing it since september i guess. Basically i just keep pretending it's summer.

I have been through lots of colds since then but my resistance improved, i can effectively go out in shorts with just a shirt while everyone has a sweater and a jacket, at night. I last 90 mins of slow walking. All eyes looking at me like an alien lols.

Even if you start now, you can still do it. Simply remove 1 layer of clothing and endure some cold.

Cold showers aswell are good. Growth hormones for free.


Exercise:

It's a good season for indoor exercise and cardio outdoors.

I'd say stretching is really a pleasant exercise to do indoors when you don't feel like getting out. Get some yoga routines, isometries.


Study:

You know you won't feel like it as much in spring, so i guess it's the right time to tackle that subject you wanted but never mustered the will so far.

Be it that online course or book.


Fasting:

It's a perfect season to fast which will prevent you to get fat if you exercise less and also cleanse your system.


Meditation:

It's that time of the year we are going to sit around the house alot anyways, may aswell do some mindful time with it.

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BigBeef 7 points ago +7 / -0

Based. I think I ought to get started on cold showers and get back into my calisthenics

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TotallyNotAGlowy 1 point ago +1 / -0

Cold showers only. Hard af

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Shep1488 12 points ago +12 / -0

Me and my pal used to do some "Winter sparring" crap where we'd just go outside in tshits and beat the fuck out of each other in the cold. Didn't really accomplish anything but it was fun.

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Pelides 10 points ago +10 / -0

Your ancestors survived the harsh northern winters by stocking up on food to last then. But since food doesn’t keep forever, you’ve gotta eat up the extra or it’s wasted. Hence so may winter feasts. They ended up also being good for the soul, to build kinship and camaraderie during the months where people were feeling down.

Invite friends over. Serve them hot food. Get a fire going. Good times.

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laughingdingo 9 points ago +9 / -0

Winter is a good time to get into the Wim Hof method.

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sn33d 5 points ago +5 / -0

What's that?

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laughingdingo 9 points ago +9 / -0

It's a technique of a certain breathing exercise combined with cold exposure. It boosts your immunity and heals inflammation - read up about Wim Hof and the experiments he has allowed to be performed upon him, like being injected with E. coli and scaling Kilimanjaro in his shorts etc etc. There are some guided breathing sessions available on youtube, for a total beginner you could start with Wim's video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tybOi4hjZFQ and if you get more advanced you can try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o750o2zqaR8&t=935s

It can also help prolong your life, along with fasting and physical activity, because it subjects your body to a controlled stress. If you never push yourself and live in a state without physical stress your body will languish and disease will fester. You will see results very quickly and the state you get in after keeping your lungs empty for 3 or 4 minutes then breathing in deep is like nothing else, it's better than any drug you could ever take.

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YEETveteran8888 6 points ago +6 / -0

Women always love touring around to see decorations. If you got yourself a lady, that can be a fun evening thing to do.

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Blursed2021 6 points ago +6 / -0

I plan on doing a good amount of forestry maintenance this winter. Removing dead trees, clearing saplings to encourage growth, cutting vines and stuff like that.

And leaves, good lord there are so many leaves. Thankfully leaves mean compost, but it's still a huge pain in the ass. Probably my least favorite thing is getting on a ladder and cleaning the gutters. I'm going to fall off the mother fucker eventually.

Finally, this time of year also means the various hunting seasons. Going to take my kid squirrels hunting. Not enough space in my freezer for a deer this year. Saw a fox trying to sneak up on my ducks. Not again Mr Fox. Might need to set a trap for the bastard.

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BigBeef 5 points ago +5 / -0

I’ve always wanted to go deer hunting but I’ve never been able to, as nobody in my family has ever had any interest in it and thus I’ve never learned. Lots of lads in this area (due to the massive deer population) are really into it. Going hunting in the snow just sounds super comfy and fun, and I hear the meat is really good too.

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Blursed2021 1 point ago +1 / -0

What's stopping you? Public land, hunting season, firearm. Ideally a means to extract the carcass.

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BigBeef 1 point ago +1 / -0

I wanted to go with my father but he just died, so I think I have to put this on hold. Maybe I could go with friends or something.

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ChicagoMAGA 5 points ago +5 / -0

I recommend boots with Vibram outsoles to increase traction for the inevitable times you will have to walk on ice.

I think winter is the season to go ice skating, but after I see blood on the ice the first time I do it, that ruins it for me until next year.

I think of winter as a time to slow down a bit when it comes to outdoor activities and focus on other things. I still go for walks and get some cloud-obscured sun, but reading about others cycling or wearing shorts only wants me to throw on boots and sweatshirts even more.

Speaking of boots and sweatshirts, this is the fun season for layering when it comes to style. Keep your feet off the cold ground with boots, and keep your torso safe from the elements with something windproof and if necessary, waterproof. Long underpants are a must. Sweatshirts or sweater over a shirt are also key. And when indoors, I like blankets and fingerless gloves because I don't have central heating 🥶

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tbonepickins 4 points ago +5 / -1

Yellowstone does snowmobile tours in the winter that are fantastic, if you're the kind of person that enjoys scenic winter landscapes I can't recommend it enough. Also, most of the wildlife comes down out of the park to lower elevations in the winter; that means you can check out the antler ponies and floof cows for free.

Winter is also a great time to perfect charges for black powder rifles. The snow let's you see how much powder is being wasted.

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DrNilesCrane___ 4 points ago +4 / -0

I am in Texas. It gets cold here, but not for very long, so most of our winter is really more like the rest of the country's fall.... Which means fall gardens!! I'm growing broccoli, kale, cauliflower, turnips... All the good stuff that needs cool air to thrive.

And as always, lots of good neighborhood walks with the pups. I've found that my dogs tend to do best at about 50 degrees. Not terribly cold but cool enough to keep them from overheating.

I burn fires all year round but they are more fun when there is a crisp in the air.

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AlmostBased 4 points ago +4 / -0

I bake a lot of stuff during the winter. The oven heats up the house too much in the summer.

Black Friday is cringe. I really don't like modern culture around the holiday seasons. Too much consumerism. I wish the holiday season was a huge 4 week off period for almost everyone so they can get together with family and friends. People buy gifts to make up for the little time they can spend with others, which is bad. There used to be more holidays and days off.

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DrNilesCrane___ 3 points ago +3 / -0

The oven heats up the house too much in the summer.

We have a no-oven rule from about May to October! Hahaha. We do turn it on obviously but we try to consolidate all cooking so we don't have it on for long. Winter is the perfect time to bake every day if you want!

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johnmic07 4 points ago +4 / -0

My favorite winter activity is putting up Christmas lights. Skiing is a lot of fun but this year I think I want to try cross country skiing and see how that goes. I'm also going to be doing a lot of research to prepare my first vegetable garden in the spring.

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DrNilesCrane___ 2 points ago +2 / -0

Hell yeah, gardening. It's the best. Good luck!

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SoAngryRanger 4 points ago +4 / -0

Generally I use winter to bulk if I’m lifting heavy. Cold weather helps appetite. I start the cut come spring. Summer is for cardio and calisthenics so I’m able to hunt and fight forest fire come fall.

Then again I don’t really have winter here. If it’s low 30’s overnight that’s pretty uncommon.

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Joesf23 1 point ago +1 / -0

Desert southwest by chance?

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SoAngryRanger 2 points ago +2 / -0

More coastal.

72 degrees today. Prediction of 48 overnight.

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Joesf23 1 point ago +1 / -0

The peoples republic or commifornia is what Im hearing. Keep up the good fight.

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GeorgeFentanylFloyd 3 points ago +3 / -0

Good time to get into books with less outdoor activities available

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chainsawninja 3 points ago +3 / -0

Bought skii equipment and a season pass to the local resort(s). Gonna try to go at least enough for the pass to pay for itself.

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crash7863 3 points ago +3 / -0

Ice fishing.

Getting snow shoes, walking on the ice, to go ice fishing.

Camp fires in the back yard in the igloo I plan on building.

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zzbg 3 points ago +3 / -0

Winter camping is the shit.

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TheNoseGoes 2 points ago +2 / -0

Black Friday isn't really worth it anymore.

I plan on getting back into snowboarding, and trying snowshoeing, considering the area I move to averages 250in of snow a year.

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BLMadeMeRaysis 2 points ago +2 / -0

Projects:

  • Working on my writing project.
  • Restart my calisthenics practice.
  • Crack open my beginner calligraphy set and give it a try.
  • Keep on training my dog.
  • Continue my Latin practice.
  • Tidy up yard, remove leaves.
  • Reorganize laundry room and clean out garage some more.
  • Improve cooking by using "Nourishing Traditions" cookbook and preparing meals in advance.
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StayQool 2 points ago +2 / -0

Growing up, I played pond hockey all winter. I also played competitively.

I take advantage of Cyber Monday deals for things I already planned on getting. I hate Black Friday. I feel for all the retail wagies that have their Thanksgiving ruined because of it.

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RandolphCarter 2 points ago +2 / -0

Floridafag here so winter is mild at best. Fishing is still king. The fly rod is the patrician choice and it's prime time for sheepshead and tailing redfish.

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Dale_Gribble 2 points ago +2 / -0

hockey / ice skating. I find it fun. I want to try long range shooting in the winter.

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SubtleTea 2 points ago +3 / -1

It's not even Thanksgiving yet, janny. Why?

Anyways my winter activity is continuing to use my bike to pedal around despite mounds of snow on the sidewalk. Really gets the juices pumping and the sub-zero wind hitting my face barely burns at all.

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happybillmoney [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

Oh I see. I was going for more of a future tense. In that is Grandma not coming because she is afraid of the coof? Is you family planning on masking up when not eating? Also you could make a post on thanksgiving day I suppose.

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SubtleTea 2 points ago +2 / -0

I don't have a family. Thanksgiving is a family holiday, so I usually don't celebrate beyond eating holiday stuff, but we'll see if I don't have anything to be thankful for by Thursday.

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HingusTheBungus 2 points ago +2 / -0

I had to bury a hermit crab.

Anyways, I plan to probably use muh university knowledge to build a simply hydroponics system for future vegetable cultivation.

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BLMadeMeRaysis 3 points ago +3 / -0

RIP hermit crab. May he be welcomed to Neptune's bosom 'neath eternal lapping waves. May his path be easy, and his reward be an ample variety of shells and many tasty morsels to nibble.

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baad74e 1 point ago +1 / -0

What are some winter activities you are looking forward to doing?

I like winter because I can whistle or play music on long walks without bothering anyone. If I don't, then I get to enjoy crisp air and the sounds of nature echoing through silence.

Anything you plan on doing different this winter?

Planning, planning, planning. There's not enough day in the warm seasons unless you plan effectively in the cold ones. Lots of studying and reading to do. I'm probably going to buy some books on homesteading and get a few projects going as well as putting time into the home gym.

Thoughts on Black Friday? Is it cringe consumer or can you really find a "good deal"?

Cringe consumer action. If the consumer assumes there's a sale and they're getting a deal, you don't even need to change the price. I don't recreationally buy things; you couldn't get me excited about a sale unless you attached it to a boat.

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dutchgroyper 1 point ago +1 / -0

Learning how to bake cakes and cook Greek cuisine. Already made Tiramisu and pita gyros with tzatziki.