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I pay for this site, so I should probably use it! For the last two weekends I was hitting up Lake Huron braving the bitter cold, wind, and a genuine real Canadian winter like I remember from my youth. If you’re younger, you may not know, but temperatures and conditions like this are pretty much normal. Don’t let the media sensationalize it. When I was a kid, the snowbanks were rarely shorter than me, unlike the winters we have had recently. That aside, I plan to update this site more, go further, and possibly longer. It is quite a shame that the places I want to go tend to be seasonal. The hotels and motels are rarely open which Is why I’m looking into short term solutions. The trailer is one, but unless I can get it stored in the city on the cheap, it isn’t good. The truck idea would be great, but I’d need to also keep it somewhere safe when not in use.. and on the side of the road isn’t what i’d consider. So monthly parking in a lot where it would fit would be ideal. For now, Sleeping in the back of the XV is probably the best idea, but that has problems of its own. Condensation, keeping it warm, having a place for my gear and my roadside breakdown tools as well. There’s room in there for a double sized mattress, but obviously that requires literally all the room. So something more twin sized, roll-able, and thick enough to keep me off the floor. My sleeping bag is good for -40c so that should do for the warmth department, but an additional heater that doesn’t drain my battery and also doesn’t kill me in my sleep due to fumes would be ideal. I have a lot to think about. Living in an apartment has its benefits, and its downfalls, just like anything in life, there’s no perfect solution.