The Cold Equations - Strategies for Winter
November 28, 2007 12:50 PM Subscribe
Help an Australian survive the North American winter.
As the temperature drops and snow begins falling, I'm beginning to realise I don't know how to deal with weather this cold. While there's been lots of specific cold winter advice
on askmefi and elsewhere
, I'd like to learn the more general stuff - the everyday strategies and little tips that would make an upstate New York winter bearable.
Recommend your favourite ridiculous hat, handy car maintenance tips, advice on layering clothes, house maintenance, or any random thing that makes your winter better. I'm looking for the sort of stuff you learn as a kid, so both obvious and obscure recommendations are welcome. (Example: Apparently, it's important to brush snow off the top of your car so it doesn't slide down your windscreen when you brake. Who knew?)
On a more specific note, is there a way to insulate a glass sliding patio door without blocking the light?
Observations along the line of "That's not a
knifewinter! This is a knifewinter!", or accusations of general whinging wussitude are most likely accurate, but unnecessary.