Weatherproofing

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    It doesn't get but about 20 below around here in the winter. But I FREEZE.
    I'm currently wearing my son's coat, but it is too big for me, the lining is tearing & the cuffs are frayed. I look like a bum. I was surprised the coat was this warm, tho'. But I need some clothes & outerwear that keeps me warm & doesn't make me look like a farmer. (I apologize to the farmers) I like comfort but I don't want to look like a house frau. Do any of you who are outdoorsmen have any suggestions?
     
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    Are you talking about everyday wear or when you are just out and about?

    One trick I use in really cold weather hunting, is to create a vapor barrier. It may sound crazy but it works. For the torso use a garbage can liner cut a hole for your head and arms and wear the liner next to your skin, then layer your clothes over that. For the feet a bread bag works pretty good. The idea is to trap body heat and moisture next to your skin, works only if your not moving alot and building up body heat. I do this when I'm duck or goose hunting.
     
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    I've never heard that, but it makes sense.

    What I'm needing is everyday wear. Out & about doing errands, loading & unloading music gear & then having to sit inside an establishment without looking like I'm some slob.
     
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    I've sat in some pretty cold duck blinds and laying in a snowy potato feild waiting for geese to fly in gets pretty cold.

    I have other attire for the kinky stuff. :D
     
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    We're talking about ME here, guys. :boobies:
     
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    You know Joz I'm in and out of my vehicle all day also. I bought 3 nice different colored fleece vests with tall collars last year. They are great, they keep your upper body warm, yet can be unzipped to allow cooling off quickly.
     
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    Thank you. But what about the lower half?
     
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    They make some very thin but effective long underware these days
    Joz..
     
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    Damn cold in a tree stand too...I heard that pantie hose would help keep ya warm
    in situations like that, little movement etc.
    Aaaaaaaaaaaaa......Okay, I'll say it...YES it worked! The guys that have been cold as
    ice out there won't laugh or give me a hard time about that, they understand.
    The others, the non sporting types, already know it's true.

    Do I know how to write insurance or what?

    :rotflmao:
     
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    Yes, it DOES work. Use to put them on my boys when they went out to play in the snow. And you guys tho't Joe Namath was crazy.
     

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