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Question For Those Living In Cold Weather  
User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1458 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!

Thanks,
FSP

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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7776 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1447 times:

That'll be more than fine. It isn't exactly like you're going to Admundson Station.


Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3339 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1443 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!  Laugh out loud 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




Leo/ORD -- Groetjes uit de VS! -- Heeft u laatst nog met KLM gevlogen?
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1438 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..

Cheers

Dan


User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

"wear warm clothing"

lol, yeah, I figured  Laugh out loud

I'm gonna assume I'll be wearing sweaters all day, so shirtwise..just bring t-shirts?


FSP


User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3339 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1429 times:

EGGD: -18ºC is 0ºF. for every 2-3ºC it's 3ºF more!

Leo/ORD



Leo/ORD -- Groetjes uit de VS! -- Heeft u laatst nog met KLM gevlogen?
User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1427 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.


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7776 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1426 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
User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1424 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?

FSP


User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

Yeah, I got my dad's woof scarf...and a pair of leather gloves.

But what about pants!!


FSP


User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1413 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.

[Edited 2003-02-14 01:30:59]


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1406 times:

Nah...Gotta keep my noggin exposed. Don't like wearin' hats, but hey, that may change when I move to Ann Arbor next year ia, lol.

I didn't wanna take Spirit Air, but they were so cheap, I had to! At first I feared for my life, but then I heard they have a very solid safety record. I may pay the 40 for the "first-class" upgrade.

Thanks for the info guys, already took out and added a few things to my bag

FSP


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1401 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).


User currently offlineArrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2676 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1388 times:
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Jeeez, you guys. What are you going to do if it actually gets cold down there?

Canadian assessment of cold: Spit -- if it freezes before it hits the ground, it's cold.



Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
User currently offlineGotAirbus From Singapore, joined May 2001, 851 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

*spit

(actually, to make it more interesting, piss)

(gotAirbus?)



(gotAIRBUS?) - (Got Commonality?) - (Have A Nice Flight!)
User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1361 times:

Brunette, about 5'5", 36D-24-36.

That'll keep you warm.

 Big thumbs up


User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

Hahaha, that's rad. But I think I'll stick with the coat, Alpha  Big grin

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

Yes yes... I think I'm ready for this

Take care, and thanks for the advice

FSP


User currently offlineSayem55 From Pakistan, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

Come to YYZ... its -10 F here, without windchill.




StarFighter
User currently offlineDragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1299 times:

about 3 weeks ago, here in Grand Forks, North Dakota it got down to -27F. Its 9 today and even that feels warm.

--dragogoalie-#88--



Formerly known as Jap. Srsly. AUSTRALIA: 2 days!
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