Re: HOw do people live during winter (am new at this kind of winters)Sep 9th, 2010
Layering your clothing is the best way to combat the cold. Start with a tee shirt, add a warm long sleeve shirt, add a fleece vest or hoodie and finish it off with long downfilled winter coat. If it warms up during the day you can take off the coat and still be comfortable. You should also consider long underwear to protect your legs. Finish off the ensemble with a pair of warm boots (because if your feet are cold your whole body is cold) and you're ready to take on winter with a smile.
you can easily survive on 1 long sleeved shirt, and either a thick winter jacket (downfilled is not good if you have allergies to it) or 1 nice hoody and a decent Winter Jacket.
unless you're going on a long trek or sitting in a spot outside for a few hours, you don't need long underwear. only if it's extremely cold does that come into play.
but that is not the norm here..
most days 8 times out of 10 in Edmonton, the cold is manageable and you won't freesze your butt off.
but gloves and a hat are important.