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miocean

Baby, It's cold Outside!

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Well, it's finally hit home. The temperatures are in the 30's :temper-tantrum: and even though I had a taste of it on an October trip further north, I am not ready for the cold. I am doing things this year to make it easier:

 

I ordered silk underwear and I put a blanket in the car. I have a blanket for my computer station and couch. I bought wool lined gloves. I will be drinking hot tea instead of diet coke. I am planning on layering. I have coats in different warmths, one that I bought right after diagnosis that goes to -5 degrees!

 

Do you have any secrets for cold weather?

 

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Hi Miocean,

 

I go up a size in my winter clothes so that nothing is too tight, there's a bit of air and breathing space, and room for my extra layers. I seem to stay warmer with that extra space. New this year: I found a pair of glove liners with a pocket on the backs of the hands for those little warmer packs. The liners look like they have some sort of metal fiber knitted into them and even without the warmers seem to hold in the heat nicely. Best of all, they are thin enough and supple enough to wear around the house.

 

Warm (we can hope!) wishes,


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Hi All

 

Well, it's even jolly cold in the UK at the moment! :blink:

 

I live in the South where snow has been forecast for the last couple of days but so far, thankfully, we haven't had any. There's been a lot in the North and West, some down the edge of the East coast and in Scotland, so it's amazing that it's missed us!

 

Like you, Miocean, I also think layering is a good way to keep warm; I've often found several thin layers to be much warmer than one thick bulky coat. I always wear a scarf over my face (up to my eyes) to protect my skin from the biting wind; it's quite effective even though it does make me look like a bank robber!! :lol:

 

Those glove liners sound a very good idea, Jeannie, I'll have to see if I can find similar ones over here.

 

I like the idea of silk underwear, too. ;)

 

Try and stay warm, everyone! :)


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Hi, Miocean

 

 

Yea another fun winter on the way, it was about 28 degrees this morning, brrr, too cold for me. My sister and I like to wear hoodies during the winter, actually I've been wearing hoodies as much as I can. The warm soft gloves are also a must. I always wear the warm cozy fuzzy socks too.

Happy Winter Holidays! Everyone!!

 

Sincerely, northstarhope*


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What are my secrets for cold weather? I stay inside as much as possible! When I do have to get out, the wonderful hubby goes and warms up my car about 5 minutes before I leave. I wear lots of layers. If it's windy and cold as it was today, I postpone my errands for another day, because my cold weather attitude says "There is nothing that can't wait until another day."


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Yep, stay inside to keep warm! :lol: It is now snowing here in Essex so needless to say it's very cold. Surprisingly my cat actually went out in the snow twice today...twice! Needless to say she spent the rest of the day curled up in the warm...good idea that!

 

Take care.


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Your cat has the right idea, Amanda!! ;)

 

We actually have heavy snow here now (I should have kept quiet!! :rolleyes: ); my idiotic dogs have been out in it and my cocker spaniel has huge snowballs on his legs and ears!


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OK- from the farmer on the hill-

I have 1) a pair of cashmere lined french leather gloves for going to town

2) 2 pair of fleece gloves with mitten caps- you can clip open the mitten part to use bare

fingers for fine work and flip them back over for warmth

3) 1 pair fleece lined leather work gloves for getting wood into the house

4) 1 pair of snow mobile gloves

5) 1 pair of snow mobile mittens- the heavy armor for cold wear

 

I also have-1) an adjustable ski mask (balaclava?) in fleece

2) a neck gaiter in fleece

3) a base ball cap in polar fleece with ear flaps

4) a fleece cap with reflective liner

5) 2 fleece lined snow helmet caps

 

For shoes, I have a pair of fleece lined rubber moccasins, a pair of insulated robber boots and a pair of felt lined snow mobile boots.

 

For inside, I have a couple of elestic bike gloves and fleece cap and a couple of lap blankets but mostly I have a wood stove that I crank up to 80. :)

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Living in Miami, I do not have snow and for some people neither any winter. Now for me it was cold yesterday and this morning, I feel cold at 60 degrees so the 50's for me are really bad. Thanks for the advise I needed. The only thing is that people look at me when they see me with gloves, but who cares.

 

Hugs,

 

Patty

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My silk underwear came today! :VeryHappy: :happy-day: :VeryHappy: I will be trying them out tomorrow for a busy day walking outside and will let you know if they work!

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I like the idea of those glove liners you just got, Jeannie! Sound PERFECT, not only for those of us with Raynauds, but ANYONE! Those little warm packs were a great invention :emoticons-yes:

 

 

Enjoytheride, the cashmere-lined french leather gloves you have sound WONDERFUL...I wouldn't want to take them OFF :P

In my humble opinion, no one knows better...how to stay warm...than a farmer! Having to be out in the weather, no matter what the temperatures, makes it necessary to know what gear works best! Thank you for your very wise input!


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The silk underwear worked great :excl:

 

They are nice and light but very warm. Too bad they are so expensive. I too, have wool lined leather gloves that I bought in a shop where the weather is even colder than here. I had a pair for years that were so worn they had holes in the fingers but I still wore them because they were warm. Gloves are deceiving, some look like they'd be warm but they are not. I also bought a cool looking hat that comes down over the ears and has braids hanging from it at a store even further north. I figure those places are used to cold weather and would have things more suitable to it than my local department stores, where fashion, rather than warmth, is often what's emphasized.

 

Stay warm and if you are in the southern hemisphere get some sun for me!

 

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Well it is really cold outside for me.

 

It is around 40's here in Miami, they say tonight it will be around the 30's, so thank goodness for my hubby next to me. It is not going to be good for me, I need more winter stuff. :wacko:

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Well, it's going to 5 degrees overnight and into the morning here, :barf: and I have to get up early and go for blood work so I'll be wearing my silk underwear. Only 166 days until Memorial day! :VeryHappy:

 

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Well, ladies / gents,

 

I set off to work today in rather nippy weather....my car said -9, which I believe converts to just about 16 degrees in your money !! :blink:

 

My "Little Hotties" and my sheepskin mittens managed to keep me going til I got to the office, now all I have to do is make it home again !!

 

Keep warm.

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Isn't it amazing how powerful coping with cold makes a person feel? The old primal satisfaction to feeling superior to whatever life throws at you?

Now I know that I am really a wuss, that I am not as hardy as the old pioneer stock, etc- but achieving warmth in the face of bone chilling cold is very satisfactory.

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Hi Loki,

 

Welcome to the forums!

 

It sounds as if it's cold enough where you're living! ;)

 

Do please post again and tell us about yourself.:)


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Hi Loki,

 

I'm told by a friend of mine who lives in NSW too that Tasmania is one of the most beautiful places on earth. I live at over a mile high in the Rocky Mountains in the USA and although we get our share of bitter cold and, some years, lots of snow, I don't think I'd ever want to move. Mind you, I wouldn't turn down a vacation someplace warm and sunny. :fairy: Wave your magic wand, somebody!

 

So, welcome to the Forums. I hope you'll post often and let us get to know you.

 

Best wishes,


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Hello Loki

 

If the picture of the cat in your avatar had short hair it would be identical to a picture of my previous cat! Even the expression is the same!

 

Take care.


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