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Man Camps Stay Warm This Winter

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Man camps have a responsibility to keep their clients comfortable when temperatures drop to dangerous levels. Employees at Williston's Bear Paw Lodge spent their weekend making sure accommodations were warm for the workers.

Everyone wants their home to be warm when the temperatures get icy, and it's the same at Bear Paw Lodge, as this is the workers home away from home.

"We try to keep it like a home setting where they have warm meals and their rooms are nice and warm and they have comfortable sheets and bedding. It's very important these guys get a good rest before they go out on the field," says Donald Alexander, the assistant camp manager at Bear Paw Lodge.

"It's absolutely important. They want to stay comfortable. They don't want to be in a place where they're not warm. It's home for them, its their home away from home. So, we want to make sure we do our best to make sure that its home for them," says David Hall, Bear Paw Lodge.

While this most recent arctic blast stranded many workers inside, Bear Paw Lodge made sure their clients were as comfortable as possible.

"We had a no travel advisory,and the guys were real stressed out about not being able to go to work. They were stuck here. We want them to be comfortable, we have hot meals available around the clock. They are able to go to the rec room, and utilize the computers to contact their families and everything," says Alexander.

 Heat, heat and more heat is what goes into keeping a man camp nice and toasty. 

"There are a lot of heaters that are involved. There are hundreds of heaters that we have to maintain every single day. Sometimes they go down and sometimes we have to endure the cold to make sure our clients stay warm," says Hall.

While sometimes the heaters go down, Bear Paw Lodge was extremely grateful that this was not the case this weekend. As the weather has improved, workers have been able to return to their normal schedules.

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