FSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 13 Posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1261 times:
Yes yes, I live in sunny SoCal, and I'm leaving tomorrow afternoon to Ann Arbor, MI (Spirit Air, for those who care). Temps there are gonna be around zero Fahrenheit at night, and around 15 in the day.
I haven't really experienced weather that cold. I got myself a heavy wool peacoat, turtleneck, sweaters, gloves, and a scarf. Am I set? Or do I need like, a down jacket and 152 layers of clothes? What about pants...jeans'll do? Courderoys(sp?)? Need advice please!
Lfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3239 posts, RR: 29 Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1246 times:
ahh... cold weather is something i hate.... wear warm clothing...wear multiple layers of clothing if you have to. Bring all of your warm clothing! and try not to b**** about the cold weather. just picture yourself in sunny SoCal.
Experienced person in ORD -- Leo/ORD
Hate's cold weather would rather be in SXM or CCU
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EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 37 Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1241 times:
It depends how long you are going out in the cold for. It'll take a day or two to get used to the cold, but whilst I was in Canada with temps -10C to -25C (don't know the farenheit) I just wore a t-shirt, maybe a sweatshirt and a fleece. That was for walking 10/15 minutes outside, and I was never cold.
However, you will find it will not only penetrate clothes, but also make the clothes cold. So its better to have something tight fitting rather than baggy..
Ual777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1230 times:
Your a weenie, buck up and deal with it.
just kidding, I will be in Wisconsin tomorrow and cant wait to get back to the cold. I live in Colorado so it is still pretty cold, and don't forget your scarf.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7719 posts, RR: 17 Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1229 times:
For the winter I have been wearing heavy outer shirts... mostly sweaters with an undershirt or t-shirt underneath plus. When I am outside I have a warm LL Bean jacket, no hat, gloves or scarf. Don't own one of those, but bear in mind I move to VA from AZ. Given the temps bring those things with you. If it gets breezy out, or it you are out for a long time then put on the gloves and hat.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
FSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 13 Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1227 times:
Thanks EGGD. The temps will be around the same as you mentioned, maybe even hit +25 F(but with windchill, it'll still be around 5 F, they are predicting heavy winds). So I guess I'll bring a turtleneck, a fleece, my big fat coat, t-shirts, and etc.
But what about pants? Just regular pants, don't need thermals or anything right?
JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 12 Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1216 times:
FSPilot, are you out of your freakin mind???!!!! Spirit Air?!!??!! BAAA! j/k
No thermals unless you're going to play outside. Ever been in a restaurant freezer? It's kind of like that but about 20-25° colder (assuming no wind). The cold is no big deal for first 5 minutes. Then it sucks. Sounds like you're covered, though. Gloves are a must. Your hands are the first to freeze. I'd add a stocking cap to your wardrobe also. Your noggin is where your body temp escapes the most.
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 37 Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1204 times:
Yeah gloves are a definite. They are funny things because sometimes they can keep your hands perfectly warm, and other times in the same temperature they are frozen cold. Make sure you have expensive gloves, cheap ones with lots of padding won't do the trick.
A hat is a good Idea, as Jetservice says you the most heat from your body through your head, but if you can brave having your ears frozen its ok (I don't like wearing hats either).
FSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 13 Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1158 times:
Hahaha, that's rad. But I think I'll stick with the coat, Alpha
Alrighty, I think I'm done packing for the most part. I presume Spirit Air has no entertainment aboard, so I'll be reading a book that I've been meaning to read for ages: A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn.
Turtle neck sweaters: 2 cotton ones
Heavy Wool Peacoat: 1
Pairs of gloves: 2