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Re: How to prepare for the winter!

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Just curious... do you mean ONLY two pairs or YOU HAVE TWO PAIRS??? i.e. need to know if I should go shopping or not this season
It depends if "shoes" is just sneaker-like footwear or everything including boots, ballerinas, sneakers, sandals, heels, etc.

As for shopping, go on Dec 27 - everything is very cheap then compared to before Xmas!
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Old 08.10.2015, 23:58
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Wow, first the car and now this.
You must be the best integrated foreigner in Aargau
You bet. IMHO, one shouldn't waste all those precious years. Let me introduce my family and next of kin first
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Old 09.10.2015, 00:05
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A nice hat which covers your ears (I wouldn't recommend a headband because you'll have wet hair constantly due to melted snow/rain/sleet and thus a cold head, especially if it's windy)
Warm and waterproof footwear
Thermal clothing, especially socks
Something to keep your neck warm
Windblocker gloves!

Everything's cheapest in the post-Christmas sales
There list of 6 most essential survival gadgets in the kit, which every house hold should have. Luckily, it's easily available on Amazon UK ...

http://www.remodelista.com/posts/7-e...s-survival-kit
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Just curious... do you mean ONLY two pairs or YOU HAVE TWO PAIRS??? i.e. need to know if I should go shopping or not this season
Oh, go ahead, go shopping, do you need a recommendation for a shop?
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Re: How to prepare for the winter!

What is running Crampons? lol..
Thanks for the advice!
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Re: How to prepare for the winter!

Well, thank everyone for the really nice advices.
I am laughing about the socks stuff lol...

you know, here I found out people look weird to white socks ahah...and I like them lol...

I would like to know specifically if I should buy new tires for my bike..., because of the snow....!
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What is running Crampons? lol..
Thanks for the advice!
Running crampons for shoes is something analogical to snow-chains worn by tyres, which serves to provide more grip and traction on icy slippery surface.
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Re: How to prepare for the winter!

A bed heater! I turn it on half an hour before I go to bed and when I am in the bed it is already very nicely warm. Mine is Beurer and has 5 different levels. On top level it even kills the mites and etc in the bed. Can turn off automatically if you want! It is my best friend during the winter.

Then those foot warmers...I put them into my boots when I go outside and even if it snows, it keeps your feet warm for hours. There are also hand warmers of course! Must-haves during the winter for me!
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A bed heater!

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On top level it even kills the mites and etc in the bed.
Not to rain on your parade, but if you use the bed warmer as a means to reduce dust mite allergens in your mattress without sealed dust mite covers, it won't work as allergens are not the living bugs per se, but rather their droppings. Also, does your warmer get hotter than 60°C? That's the minimum temp needed to kill the dust mites (either that or freezing temperatures, which is why the mattress is the main dust mite home in any living quarters). To have a completely dust-mite free mattress, after reaching said temperatures you'd have to remove the allergens by washing the mattress and hindering dust mite reentry after, for which you'd need covers which completely encase the mattress.

Anyway - subject for a different thread.
Where did you find this warmer? Maybe some other EFers would like to try it

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Old 11.10.2015, 18:17
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Re: How to prepare for the winter!

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Hey people!

I was wondering...what stuff should I necessairely buy to get well prepared for the winter?

I mean..think about it...I have no idea how things will be when starts beeing really cold and stuff...
Do I need special boots? Shoes, Gloves...socks maybe?
Do I need to change the tires of my bike? Do I need new lights?

Do I need new running shoes? (this is important)




What are the things I should know and expected from the winter...I am getting pretty scared LOL...because I don't think is soooo cold...but I see people walking in the streets like they live in Alaska! And the heaters are soooo MODE MAX already in the stores. lol !

In Brazil we don't have long or strong Winter...so we don't even get heaters...so this is fu**** up my skin and hair lol... !
If you live close to one of the lakes, then it probably won't get too icy/snowy. Getting a good hat that covers your ears is a must! So is wearing a thick scarf.
I also own snow boots, but only wear them when I'm in the mountains.
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Re: How to prepare for the winter!

such boots can be good when it snows in the city and when it gets icy
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Winter boots are an absolute must. Would suggest at least two pair of the type Sorel Caribou per household member in the event one pair needs drying out:

http://www.sorelfootwear.de/DE/herren-stiefel
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such boots can be good when it snows in the city and when it gets icy
Best to take them off before walking on the new parquet floor in a rental apartment.
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If you live close to one of the lakes, then it probably won't get too icy/snowy. Getting a good hat that covers your ears is a must! So is wearing a thick scarf.
What is it with the scarves? I see so many people muffed up to the eyeballs - it can't be healthy, I'm sure.
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Re: How to prepare for the winter!

I find some Schnapps a good antidote for winter.
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Re: How to prepare for the winter!

thats fashion only
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What is it with the scarves? I see so many people muffed up to the eyeballs - it can't be healthy, I'm sure.
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Old 12.10.2015, 08:53
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Getting a good hat that covers your ears is a must! So is wearing a thick scarf.
Only when skiing.

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Getting a good hat that covers your ears is a must! So is wearing a thick scarf.
Only when skiing. Only when skiing.

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Naaaoooo! Never.

A proper ski jacket can come up so far over the neck you couldn't possibly fit a scarf in there anyway.
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Re: How to prepare for the winter!

1 - Stare out of the window and wait for the snow.
2 - Be very happy when it arrives and then throw snowballs at your partner.
3 - Get peace and quite at home because said partner is in a mood with you, probably because they didn't get the first snowball hit.
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Re: How to prepare for the winter!

Now this


is what I call a scarf.
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Re: How to prepare for the winter!

These are a must.
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