Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 02:30:24 GMT
From: Nutmegger<>
Subject: Re: FS 86 SPG says... > >> Don't think this is too silly a question, but what do you wear when it is that >> cold? How many layers? > > >Short answer: don't go outside unless you need to. Long answer: layers is it. I've done it, silk works very well and they do make long johns out of them for men too. >I also have my firefighting gear in the car (year-round), and it's *very* >well insulated, for some reason. Is it something like those carhart one piece things? Only had to break it out once (flat tire), >but I sure was glad I had it. The cop that stopped had a good laugh, until >I mentioned that I was sweating in it, while he was shivering. I suspect >the only reason he stopped was to find out what the hell I was doing, changing >a tire in fire gear. You do what you have to do. > >> You aren't talking with wind chill are you? > >No, -30 farenheit, direct measured temperature. Sucks bad. Actually hurts >to breathe. Like I said, it happens rarely (-20F is rare even), but it's >not fun at all. What is your average? ~J~

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