Hunting is an addiction, or we are just crazy up here..
I have to say that at times I have wondered what I am doing up here hunting/freezing in the most uncomfortable ways. I wish only my toes would have gotten cold. One year the HIGH was 7 followed by days with highs of 6 and 5. The lows each of those years were well below zero at the break of the day. I found out when I moved up here in 84 that snow squeaks when you walk on it at below zero temps. That year hunting we made a lot of squeaking sounds moving into position each morning. I had to remind myself that I was enjoying myself and I was actually using vacation for the fun of it. My rifles have never let me down due to the low temps we experience. My single shot and bolt actions always were ready for the shot and my scopes (leopold, zeiss, and nikon) have never let me down.