Leaving supplies in car on cold day (16 degrees)

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Posted 1/18/2013 by susanlk in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 124,443
January 2004
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Posted: 1/18/2013 5:52:50 AM
So, my car is packed for a weekend crop and I am already at work. It is currently 16 degrees outside. Suppose to get up around 30 today. I want to leave by 1:30, but may be stuck until 3 or 4 with workload.

I have brought in my mists/paint/inks. What else do the Pea's suggest I bring inside? I have a photo box full of washi tape, 2 photo boxes full of self-adhesive bling and my adhesives. I also have some alpha stickers and foam Thickers and a handfull of rub-ons. (Left the chipboard Thickers at home because they're a pain with falling off the backing anyway.)

Don't want to lug it all in the office, but don't want to lose anything either.

Thanks for any input!



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Posted: 1/18/2013 6:06:09 AM
Will you need to use supplies as soon as you get there?

I think everything will be fine, especially if its a sunny day. But the adhesives will need time to warm up before you use them. I doubt dyes or paints would freeze at 32 degrees. But I'd let them warm up before I used them.

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PeaNut 114,614
November 2003
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Posted: 1/18/2013 6:23:33 AM
My supplies were stored in an uncontrolled environment (outdoor storage pod) for 11 months. Through a freezing/thaw winter, and then through super hot and humid summer temps. I had EVERYTHING in that storage pod, and nothing was ruined. Not one thing!

So I definitely say leave everything in the car, it will all be fine!

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PeaNut 124,443
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Posted: 1/18/2013 6:28:57 AM
Won't be using them straight out of the cold. I have over an hour's drive to get to the crop location after work, then time to unload the car & set up my station. Things in the front will definitely get warmed up on the way, but not the stuff in the trunk.


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