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Re: @Winter is comming-

Maybe they just want a chance to whinge about the weather...
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Old 13.11.2015, 09:34
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I wonder if @FabiAlex is @e.kazemi's Venezuelan cousin?
e.kazemi would have asked how to find a store where you can buy clothes.
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Old 13.11.2015, 09:42
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...don't be afraid to put on a hat (most heat is lost through your head), ...
Myth- but a hat will keep you warmer than not wearing a hat, as it will reduce heat loss via your head.
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oh for f' sakes.

deal with it. you're cold put on a sweater and aj acket, still cold put on a warmer sweater and jacket. you eat like you normally do. stop throwing stupid shit questions on here. you made it here by yourself now learn how to live life.

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Myth- but a hat will keep you warmer than not wearing a hat, as it will reduce heat loss via your head.
You may not lose "more" through your head, but it is certainly one of the most uncomfortable places to be cold, with your ears posing an especially painful scenario when too cold.

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Re: @Winter is comming-

If they're both cold, the could maybe get together for a little cuddle to warm up.
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Old 13.11.2015, 10:08
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Myth- but a hat will keep you warmer than not wearing a hat, as it will reduce heat loss via your head.
Maybe a myth but if one is wearing warm winter clothes and is not wearing a hat then most heat loss will be through the head.
In that case, putting on a hat will make a massive difference.
(as it's the only bit of uncovered flesh apart from the face).

Of course if you're walking around naked in the snow then putting on a hat would be as effective as putting on another item of clothing.
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Old 13.11.2015, 10:12
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oh for f' sakes.

deal with it. you're cold put on a sweater and aj acket, still cold put on a warmer sweater and jacket. you eat like you normally do. stop throwing stupid shit questions on here. you made it here by yourself now learn how to live life.

F' sakes
Would it be wrong if planning an extended trip to the Amazonian rain-forest to inquire on a suitable forum as to the best requirements for footwear and clothing for such conditions as one would fine in such a climate?

Or would you expect an answer like yours? "deal with it"
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Re: @Winter is comming-

What? Richdog's ears?

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Re: @Winter is comming-

If I'm going on a holiday somwhere completely alien to me, I'd bloody google that sh1t. If I were going to live in a place that hugely differed from my own (check), I'd google that sh1t.



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Would it be wrong if planning an extended trip to the Amazonian rain-forest to inquire on a suitable forum as to the best requirements for footwear and clothing for such conditions as one would fine in such a climate?

Or would you expect an answer like yours? "deal with it"
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oh for f' sakes.

deal with it. you're cold put on a sweater and aj acket, still cold put on a warmer sweater and jacket. you eat like you normally do. stop throwing stupid shit questions on here. you made it here by yourself now learn how to live life.

F' sakes

Go to Venezuela and try to come with life
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Old 13.11.2015, 10:25
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The OP has been in the country for 10 months, since January then.
They've already survived a winter here.
The best advice would be to do what they did last winter, no?
I got first 3 months from January to March in Barcelona and was easy.

So i did have winter here.
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Old 13.11.2015, 11:19
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Re: Winter is comming-

I need to stop reading Game of Thrones ..... Everytime I read ''Winter is coming'' I visualize Eddard or Tyrion.
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Re: Winter is comming-

Before I came here I also decided to prepare for winter and bough a good parka. One of those which we normally use in my home country when it's -20 -30 outside. Well, now I'm worrying what to do with that nice parka as I never had a need to use it. It's just wasting the space in my cabinet.

For winter mountains activities a have a special set of clothing, but this is a different story.

So prepare for winter, but don't go too crazy about this
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Old 13.11.2015, 11:27
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Hello,The winter is comming!!!Some advice?
Who can help me how its possible to be warm? cloths? how dress? in the street? food?... Im from LatinoAmerica, Was living in Summer all year so.. will be a first time for me.
I have some sympathy here. I have never found out how to be warm enough when I visit folk in England!

If you have long arms, wear pulse warmers;. if you don't fancy long-johns under your trousers, at least wear longer socks. Buffs are brilliant as you can stick one (or two) in a pocket and put them on when you need them. Wear them round the neck, as head-band, or as a cap. I wear mine with a head-band between the two layers when it is really chilly.

As the others said. Layers, and take them OFF when you go indoors. Good luck.
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Re: Winter is comming-

I have more issues trying to deal with all buildings and shops being heated to tropical levels during the winter than the cold outside
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Old 13.11.2015, 11:44
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Re: Winter is comming-

I usually wear long trousers for a couple of weeks in January when its really cold - the rest of the time I opt for shorts - ideally denim cut-off ones - really short and ideally 2 sizes too small.

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I have more issues trying to deal with all buildings and shops being heated to tropical levels during the winter than the cold outside
I feel your pain.

I have begun what I fear will be an annual fight with the heating technician. I hate this new furnace with a passion. I am roasting and more worryingly wasting oil.

Apparently it is impossible to set it lower than 20, as "25 plus is normal in Switzerland, people like heat, no Swiss would ever want a house so cold, so we cannot program it any lower." What an environmentally wasteful system, there is no need to heat a house to such high temperatures. 15 is a perfectly fine room temperature, thank you very much.

(Even worse, if set to summer mode, the damn thing comes on when the outside temps dip below 20. WTF? Who heats a house in summer?)

Oh how I long for my old furnace, a mechanical monster but one any layman with a bit of common sense could tinker with. This newfangled computerized and preprogrammed version is a very poor substitute.



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Re: Winter is comming-

I'm with papasmurf & meloncollie on this but at least our heating is comfy at 19 with thermostats in every room. I don't go shopping very often anymore as my hands & fingers puff up & itch like hell because of the overheated shops & I am walking around looking like a nutter in light layers when other people have their boots & fur coats on.
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15 is a perfectly fine room temperature, thank you very much.
Brrrr. Do you wear a jacket or coat around the house then?
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