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Discussion in 'The New Monster Thread' started by Christine_L, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. drezy

    drezy New Member

    I agree, just don't tell my wife. I enjoy watching her throw her wet shirt into the wash every time.
  2. ElectricUniverse

    ElectricUniverse New Member

    If you check around you may find an old bath tub (though you may get some raised eyebrows about a tub in your backyard-- but a great conversation-starter!) someone wants to get rid of. Probably yours just for the hauling (and put hubby to work).
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  3. LieselK

    LieselK Titanium Member

    I started by laying in kiddie pools because we had them. Well really I began by CTing inside in my bathtub because it was wintertime in NC. Then the kiddie pools. They're so cheap! I loved it actually. I'd put ice packs on my abs. Then I got a used horse trough off Craigsist and I love it so much! Now we're in Florida so I have just been going in the pool all the time. I'll pull out the trough at some point though for deeper CT. However you can do it, make it happen now and tune it as you go. Find a way! :)
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  4. Cuffy

    Cuffy Gold

    What a great idea! I'm fine with the neighbors gossiping, which they'll likely do if they see me out in that tub with snow on the ground.

    Thanks for the tips. I really to want a deep and long soaker so I can stretch out, but as you say, start now and tune as you do. That's why I bought the Cool Fat Burner vest and torso wrap. But I can't get cold enough in those. Could be my environment is still too warm, and I'll get the best CT next month when I drive to the ocean (water temps in the 50s).
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  5. LieselK

    LieselK Titanium Member

    Oh yes, everyone thinks I'm crazy, but I feel good and am taking care of me! The circumstances will never be perfect, but if you start with what you have and where you're at it literally buys you time to evolve. I never thought my family would live in Florida, but here we are! Whatever you do for you will be worth it.
  6. malc0088

    malc0088 4th dimension

    I decided to go with a sperti rather than going to the tanning booth. 3 reasons - I can use dminder to track my estimated Vitamin D snag from the sperti, I can pair red/ir light with it, and I snuck it into my office at work so i can use it during mid day. As another little hack for the winter, we recently had half a tree fall on our room (no damage thankfully) but i had the tree trimmer cut it up into firewood. I love to CT outside in the winter with my firepit roaring. This is when it dawned on me as I was stacking the firewood that I was harvesting light from the tree via combustion....just like what our mito's do! I can thank my sunrise AM sunlight for that epiphany. I am and I'd encourage anyone else supplementing light this winter to review the biphasic dose response to LLT article. While my skin can handle the light, I've found myself on the bad side of the dose response curve a couple times. Essentially, it feels like I've put too much charge into my human battery and it can't handle it ( ie excess ros, nfkb, excessive NO, etc). So, I'm curious if anyone has any insights, I measure my HRV daily. When i was sending too much current via light into my human battery and I felt the negative effects, my sympathetic nervous system was jacked way up (along with even my resting heart rate). What is the relationship or interaction between UV light and the Autonomic Nervous system? I took a day off and it normalized. I've noticed this even with sun exposure, particularly during strong UV hours of the day. It shoots my sympathetic nervous system through the roof. I take a day or 2 off, everything normalizes. Is it simply that my human battery can't handle the charge?
  7. MITpowered26

    MITpowered26 New Member

    WOWZA. Just caught up on this amazing thread in full! Thankyou @Christine_L for the amazing start, and everyone that has given their input!

    question for the newb. I'm likely moving to an off grid acreage and wonder how to do wet ct in the winter?
    idea: find an old freezer someone wants to get rid of..leave it unplugge and outside... but my question is what if its subzero? do i warm up the water a bit to reach optimal temp with a propane heater or something? i'm clueless!
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  8. drezy

    drezy New Member

    Where roughly would you be? I'll look up temperature ranges and see if I can do a little math on that.
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  9. MITpowered26

    MITpowered26 New Member

    T5Y6B5, Canada
  10. drezy

    drezy New Member

    Last edited: Sep 20, 2019
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  11. MITpowered26

    MITpowered26 New Member

    for winter season? @drezy
  12. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Edmonton AB T5Y 6B5

    53.70488" N, 113.369096" W
    Pigs lard if whale's lard is not available.

  13. MITpowered26

    MITpowered26 New Member

    I don't get what I"m looking at with @drezy temperature flux
  14. drezy

    drezy New Member

    I edited the image/chart in my post to show the months. I'm just seeing if you personally confirm the temperature ranges for the winter months.
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  15. MITpowered26

    MITpowered26 New Member

    shit. i'm slow.. ummmm hmmm pretty accurate? i guess winters have been less extreme lately./

    oh edited! i guess i'm not that slow and imagining things.

    although with WINDCHILL, it will hit -30 on some days. .. so i think its a bit inaccurate.
  16. drezy

    drezy New Member

    OK I'll throw this one on my homework stack for the weekend and get back to you.
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  17. MITpowered26

    MITpowered26 New Member

    haha thanks :)
  18. ElectricUniverse

    ElectricUniverse New Member

    Perhaps just fill it with lukewarm tap water with a hose (but that hose can't stay outside or it will freeze too) in subzero temps. Freezer is well-insulated so it would take a while to freeze water, especially with a warm body in it. If icy winds threaten you might hold them at bay with a tarp.

    Just don't snooze during CT session or you will end up a popsicle. What a way to go-- as an Ice Man! When you thaw out in spring people will wonder at how well preserved you are.
  19. MITpowered26

    MITpowered26 New Member

  20. drezy

    drezy New Member

    Old school rough calculation and in my old chicken scratch hand.

    A chest freezer has 3 squared meters of surface area exposed
    14 C is your desired temp
    -8ºC is a typical ambient 24h average daily temp
    The R factor of the chest freezer would be 8 (I see claims of 7 -12 online)


    0.87 degrees would be lost in a sealed cooler over 24 h.

    By the same sets of equations a near boiling 2 litres of water add back 711kJ (the amount you lose in 24 hours @ -8ºC)

    The numbers scale linearly. So if instead you get an average -12 (like the below chart seems to show) you can just multiply by a (-12/-8) factor. That gives you a loss of 1.3ºC and 3 boiling litres to reset the temperature.


    From: http://www.edmonton.climatemps.com/temperatures.php
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