Saturday, January 6, 2018

Keeping Warm

Photos By Salt Water New England


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  2. I remember seeing that cat statue in a previous snow storm!

  3. As person who loves being outdoors and in the mountains, I learned from wise others that layering is the royal road to keeping warm outdoors. As an example, here's what I wore snowblowing the driveway in the blizzard:

    Below the waist: Two pairs of synthetic long underwear bottoms, light under heavy-weight, under a pair of moleskin pants; wool socks over thin synthetic liner socks, and heavy boots with lug soles.

    Above the waist: Two paris of synthetic long underwear tops, light then medium-weight, Norwegian sweater, down sweater, Bedale jacket, thin balaclava (covers whole head), ear muffler, ski hat, two pairs of synthetic gloves, one thin, one heavy and waterproof.

    I choose synthetic items for the cold because they wick moisture from the body and do an excellent job of keeping you warm. Cotton absorbs moisture and will keep you cold. Silk and wool are two natural materials that don't absorb much moisture, and are also good for layering.


  4. Did as Aiken illustrated and stayed toasty warm on our daily walk, despite the below zero temps.

    Ultralight down coat and skirt, two layers of running tights and a 1/4 zip top for the body. Wool socks and warm boots for the feet. Fleece lined nylon cap and neck gaiter for the head and Lauer leather mittens for the hands.