Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Cold weather can be great. Pretty snowflakes, cozy rain, skiing, and snowboarding...but then the snow turns to sleet, the rain starts to pour and you're just too cold to ski or snowboard. Cold weather can be nasty, whether you're camping in the mountains or hanging around in the garden. If you're trying to stay warm, hope this will help....
Check The Weather Beforehand. So you know it's going to be cold. But how cold? Is it going to rain or snow? What's the wind condition? All of these details can help you figure out how to dress and what kind of activities to plan. Check the weather on the Internet or simply flick on the television for useful information. The weather forecast is usually for the whole week, so you can be prepared for the cold days in advance.Think About What Activities You're Doing. If it's going to rain and you were planning to go to the beach, then don't try to go through with it. Sometimes it's annoying to have to cancel plans, but to avoid freezing and having a lousy time, you need to choose your activities sensibly. Try to do things that won't be affected by the weather. For example, anything indoors is fine. You could also do things that involve the cold weather, such as skiing or just playing in the snow. Dress Appropriately. Now that you've checked the weather, it should be easy to dress well. If you're going to be out in the extreme cold, wear as much warm clothing as possible. If it's mid cold, try to dress in layers so that you can add or remove clothes throughout the day. If it's not too cold, try to dress in just a few layers and pack an extra coat or jumper. Some good items of clothing for the cold weather might include:
Thermals. You can buy thermal underwear in clothing and underwear shops and simply wear them under your clothes. Thermals are great for layers and extreme cold. Long socks or leg warmers. These will keep your legs warm more closely, rather than just wearing pants and ordinary socks. Plus, nobody will see them when you wear pants. Jackets. A good, thick zip up jacket is perfect for cold weather. It's warm, but also easy to put on and off. Get rid of those cotton jacket, buy a leather or a good polyester jacket instead!Other accessories such as gloves, scarves and beanies. All of these items can add flair to your outfit while also keeping you toasty.
Pack Warm Food. Sometimes all you need in chilly conditions is hot food or drink. Good ideas are soup or noodles. Keep these in a flask and carry them around in a bag with you for lunch, rather than stale, cold sandwiches. Warm food and drink will warm you inside and keep your strengths up.Be Prepared For All Conditions. If you're walking back home from work or school and it suddenly starts bucketing down rain, you're going to be in a tight spot. Try to be prepared for all cold rain conditions, like rain or snow. Keep an umbrella and thick coat with you. Always have alternative transport you can get to if you're walking, like a friend to pick you up or just the bus