Would I be better off buying a winter coat and heavy shoes in Park City, Utah or London? [more inside]
posted by caek
on Jan 14, 2008 -
How can I prevent a bird from damaging my house? This exact bird (or family of birds) arrives every winter and uses the area under the roof above my window to next. I'm amazed by the stunning accuracy of the on-board navigation system on this crow-like bird, but it keeps ripping grates off my house and tossing insulation out.
posted by k7lim
on Jan 7, 2008 -
I will be vacating my house for a few months over the winter. Aside from some house plants there will be nothing organic in the house to worry about. I was planning on turning the heat down to near 40.
The house is not particularly well insulated so, if we get a serious cold snap,which is entirely likely,I would like to be prepared. I was thinking of turning off the water from the basement so the pipes will be empty,therefore not freeze.
Is there any danger in this?
Have you any other suggestions?
posted by citybuddha
on Jan 2, 2008 -
What's a safe minimum temperature to keep my apartment during the day while my cat is home alone? [more inside]
posted by Oktober
on Jan 2, 2008 -
I don't really use my car much in the winter but I park it outdoors. How do I maximize its chances of survival? [more inside]
posted by shothotbot
on Dec 30, 2007 -
Non-chlorinated winter swimming options in or around NYC? (Sustained swimming, not quick dips like the Polar Bear Club takes at Coney.) Just asking in case there's some idea I'm totally missing, short of "go somewhere warmer."
posted by lorimer
on Dec 17, 2007 -
Do I really need winter tires in Denver? I lived in Chicago for 30 years and never bought winter tires. Granted, I was young and foolish for many of those years, but still. [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore
on Dec 12, 2007 -
I live in a humid / semi-tropical area where it never gets cold / snows. I have been here for 7 years and am very climatized. Now, whenever I go home to Michigan for Christmas, I get extremely 'dried out'.....my head feels dehydrated. I also get extremely tired / lethargic, and my internal thermometer gets thrown out of wack. What is going on here, and what can I do to alleviate the symptoms so I can have an enjoyable Christmas?
posted by jasondigitized
on Dec 9, 2007 -
Where's the best place for skiing in the Reno/Tahoe area for a bunch of beginners? Is it crazy to go (for a day) during the week of Christmas? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF
on Dec 7, 2007 -
What are your best tricks for getting your car unstuck from snow on the side of the street? [more inside]
posted by drezdn
on Dec 7, 2007 -
In the mornings, there’s no hot water in my apartment – same thing happened lest year and the year before. Management doesn’t react. Help! [more inside]
posted by barrakuda
on Dec 5, 2007 -
Can you help me find warm and comfortable shoes? No huge snow shoes, please. [more inside]
posted by jmd82
on Nov 30, 2007 -
I think I should replace my car's tires. I'm bewildered by the vast amount of tires available and want some help narrowing it down. Also, I'm on a budget. [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul
on Nov 19, 2007 -
Which costs more: keeping my thermostat at 69 all winter, or using an electric blanket and radiator-style space heater in one room? [more inside]
posted by bjork24
on Nov 16, 2007 -
I'm considering taking a 4-day weekend trip out to California's North Coast to do some winery-hopping and hiking. Is this a mistake? My wife has vacation time the first couple weekends of December. Is it going to be too cold? Are the wineries even open this time of year?
posted by Plutor
on Nov 14, 2007 -
Traveling in Asia in January. What are some good places to go for a week? [more inside]
posted by rsk
on Nov 12, 2007 -
What gear should I wear to run in the winter? I've always moved indoors and run on the treadmill or just quit for the season and got fat but I want to try to keep running outside this winter. [more inside]
posted by octothorpe
on Nov 9, 2007 -
It's getting colder and darker by the day. Give me your strategies for coping with winter! [more inside]
posted by agent99
on Nov 7, 2007 -
I want to do something memorable for my 30th birthday, so my current plan is to head to Yosemite--I've never been there. However, my birthday is in December, so that's when we're going to go. Most of the Yosemite-in-winter advice online and in guidebooks seems to be outdated, and the official Yosemite website just doesn't seem that useful to me. Please give me your personal recommendations on what to do, where to stay, etc., particularly those based on recent experience. [more inside]
posted by wintersweet
on Nov 6, 2007 -
Fashionfilter: Cute-casual-comfortable wardrobe for pear-shaped female in wintertime? [more inside]
posted by eileen
on Oct 18, 2007 -
Five big hibiscus plants worked perfectly all summer, but with winter coming, I need another solution... [more inside]
posted by NYScott
on Oct 2, 2007 -
I have a small double or three-quarter
size bed. Most people seem to prefer an underblanket (or mattress warmer) to the traditional electric overblanket and I think I would too. But should I get a single-size and leave a few inches of bed unheated? Or get a double-size and wrap the excess around the side of the mattress? [more inside]
posted by Martin E.
on Sep 28, 2007 -
[ChicagoFilter] Any suggestions for group winter workouts/sports? I have absolutely no motivation to work out alone and I'm trying to avoid joining a gym this winter. (I bike to work in the summer.) I'd like some structured workouts and/or activities to both meet people and get the heart rate up. Any suggestions?
posted by moooshy
on Sep 21, 2007 -
I'm looking for things to do, where to stay, and places to go in Minneapolis, with a 2 year old, in December. [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon
on Aug 30, 2007 -
I've never been fond of coats, and usually stick out the winter shivering in sweaters, but I recently spotted a nice coat in a magazine ad. I contacted the company, but the ad was for shoes, and they couldn't give me any information on the coat. So I'm looking for a similar coat ... [more inside]
posted by book
on Aug 19, 2007 -
I'm moving to Latvia from Los Angeles/Orange County in a few weeks and I need recommendations for nice, professional, but not insanely expensive winter clothing. Size and style parameters inside. [more inside]
posted by mdonley
on Aug 12, 2007 -
i'm in usda zone 9a (napa, ca) and am keeping a colony of honeybees in my back yard.
can anyone list some plants that will provide nectar and pollen to these awesome insects as late into the fall and winter as possible?
posted by oigocosas
on Jul 10, 2007 -
Can you safely hire someone to lift something heavier than you can handle? Or are there safe means out there of moving something heavier than your ability to handle? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Jul 5, 2007 -
I'm probably going to need to leave my air conditioner in the window during the '07-'08 winter, and I have a few questions about air conditioners and winter. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on May 22, 2007 -
Recommendations (and links) for awesome winter clothing and gadgets, especially for living somewhere very cold most of the time? [more inside]
posted by ewkpates
on Apr 11, 2007 -