Originally Posted by lhowemt
Heat extra water in the AM on really cold mornings, in case any of your straps or other rigging is frozen, you can pour warm water over them to thaw.
I was on a GC trip a couple of years ago when it got down to 9 degrees Farenheit overnight at Granite.
All our rope knots, cam buckles, dry box latches, valve covers, etc. were frozen solid in the morning, but we found that simply pouring river water over them loosened them up enough to undo. Fortunately, it then warmed up nicely into the 40's during the day.