Very true, Mark.....dangerous cold. We haven't been above -25 in the last week. Overnight lows still dropping to -40. Locals are saying this is abnormal for this time of year, as these temps don't usually arrive and stay until January. It's so cold in the interior that people aren't ice fishing. I'm glad I got out the few times I did......may have been my shortest ice fishing season EVER! Should this weather break, I'm dreading punching holes with my hand-powered Strikemaster! It's got new blades and cuts like a champ, however that ice will be mighty thick. I see a power auger in my near future, extension included, as the ice gets 50" thick or better here. Would make a good Christmas gift, eh?