fspilot747
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Question For Those Living In Cold Weather

Fri Feb 14, 2003 9:00 am

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
 
desertjets
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RE: Question For Those Living In Cold Weather

Fri Feb 14, 2003 9:08 am

That'll be more than fine. It isn't exactly like you're going to Admundson Station.
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RE: Question For Those Living In Cold Weather

Fri Feb 14, 2003 9:10 am

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

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RE: Question For Those Living In Cold Weather

Fri Feb 14, 2003 9:13 am

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
 
fspilot747
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RE: Question For Those Living In Cold Weather

Fri Feb 14, 2003 9:14 am

"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?


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LFutia
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RE: Question For Those Living In Cold Weather

Fri Feb 14, 2003 9:15 am

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

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RE: Question For Those Living In Cold Weather

Fri Feb 14, 2003 9:16 am

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.
 
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RE: Question For Those Living In Cold Weather

Fri Feb 14, 2003 9:18 am

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.
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fspilot747
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RE: Question For Those Living In Cold Weather

Fri Feb 14, 2003 9:18 am

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
 
fspilot747
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RE: Question For Those Living In Cold Weather

Fri Feb 14, 2003 9:20 am

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

But what about pants!!


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RE: Question For Those Living In Cold Weather

Fri Feb 14, 2003 9:29 am

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]
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RE: Question For Those Living In Cold Weather

Fri Feb 14, 2003 9:36 am

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
 
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RE: Question For Those Living In Cold Weather

Fri Feb 14, 2003 9:41 am

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).
 
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RE: Question For Those Living In Cold Weather

Fri Feb 14, 2003 10:17 am

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.
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RE: Question For Those Living In Cold Weather

Fri Feb 14, 2003 12:36 pm

*spit

(actually, to make it more interesting, piss)

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RE: Question For Those Living In Cold Weather

Fri Feb 14, 2003 12:39 pm

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

That'll keep you warm.

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fspilot747
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RE: Question For Those Living In Cold Weather

Fri Feb 14, 2003 12:48 pm

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
 
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RE: Question For Those Living In Cold Weather

Sat Feb 15, 2003 6:51 am

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

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Re:

Sat Feb 15, 2003 6:56 am

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

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