Yes, it's that time of year again where we let a rodent play weatherman and dictate how much longer we can expect winter. Seems a little strange doesn't it? Well, in the off chance that the little bugger knows a thing or two about future weather conditions here's a rundown of what you should grab whether we're in for a long winter or an early spring.
For a Long Winter
Looks like six more weeks of an already brutal winter. Keep those winter coats handy, and be sure to replace anything that has gotten worn out this winter. As we've seen this winter snow can hit just about any part of this country so it's best to be prepared with some warm gloves and solid boots. If you're an optimist then you could see this as a chance to go snow shoeing or ice fishing a few more times before the season is over.
For an Early Spring
An early spring will open up a few more possibilities for doing things in the outdoors including early camping, backpacking, fishing and hunting. This is a great time to do some spring cleaning and check out how your camping supplies faired last year; repairing any damage to tents and making sure your camp box is up to snuff now will help you be more prepared for the coming camping season.
Whatever the groundhog tells us on February 2nd, be ready for the crazy weather that late winter and early spring throws your way. Temperatures can fluctuate dramatically so it's best to be prepared for both seasons. And if you really don't like what the groundhog has to say, just remember that hunting season for groundhogs in Pennsylvania is year round.
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