How to Dress for a Snowstorm

How to Dress for a Snowstorm


How to Dress for a Snowstorm. Listen closely or risk ending up like Jack
Nicholson in The Shining, minus the whole crazy axe part. You will need Underwear Thermal underwear
At least three shirts made of cotton, cotton blend, or flannel A sweater, made of cashmere
or cotton Pants made of denim, wool, or corduroy Thick wool-blend socks Waterproof leather
or rubber boots with Gore-Tex lining A scarf made of fleece, flannel, or wool A heavy,
hooded winter coat or wind-breaker lined with down or fur A hat that covers the ears made
of wool or insulated with wool or fur Fleece-lined mittens And sunglasses and ski mask. Step 1. Over your regular undergarments, put on thermal
long underwear. Step 2. Layer your shirts by wearing the smallest
and lightest first, then the next heaviest, until you have three or four comfortable layers. Top with a sweater. Several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight
clothing conserves body heat more effectively than a single layer of heavy clothing. Step 3. Slip on pants, taking care not to bunch up
your thermal underwear (because that’s never enjoyable). Tuck at least one of your shirts into your
pants. Step 4. Now put on those thick, cozy socks. For maximum warmth, pull them over your thermal
underwear pant legs. Make sure your socks are made of a wool blend,
not pure wool, which is itchy. Step 5. Now put on your boots. Remember: ice is slippery, so the thicker
the treads, the better the boot. Make sure your boots are waterproof. Step 6. It’s time to wrap your scarf around your neck–wear
it under your coat to help keep heat in. Breathing in very cold air can damage your
lungs. If you’re in extremely low temperatures, wear
a ski mask. Step 7. Put on your winter coat, and button or zip
it up all the way. Step 8. Put on a hat that covers your ears. You lose half your body heat through your
head, so risk the hat hair! Step 9. Put on mittens. Mittens keep your hands warmer than gloves. Step 10. Wear sunglasses. The glare from the snow can hurt your eyes. Now you’re ready to brave the elements! Did you know The largest snowflake, measuring
15 inches wide, fell in Fort Keogh, Montana, in January 1887.

100 Replies to “How to Dress for a Snowstorm”

  1. WARNING THIS HOWCAST IS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS – Although often you will end up wearing some cotton, avoid it at all costs! Cotten Kills! [When cotten gets wet it doesn't insulate, it wicks away your heat!]

  2. he is actually right… ask the everest mountaineers and they will tell u the same thing. u want to have moisture management and fabrics that keeps insulation even when u r sweating, polyester r much better for underwear but they may wick too much moisture away and make your skin dry. and u want to wear a breatheable yet waterproof shell. in between the shell and underwear it's advice that u keep as many down as is required for your comfort. in my opinion, military boots works best for me so far

  3. i'm used to it cincinnanti is gonna have fun this winter i'm good at making snow men all u really need is underwear snow pants a wateer prooff jacket and some waterproof boots and a good hat with waterproof gloves

  4. Wow! Great tips. I'll use them if I ever do go to the snow. Here in LA, it is irrelevant. It gets cold, but it nevers snows, though there was that one time…..

  5. Well actually I clicked on it to see what advice it would give me, and then I realized that they were overdressed. If you just use what they give on the list, you'll be fine. With all the layers that that lady put on, she'll be a bit too warm.

  6. Holy friggin hell

    15 inch snowflakes!!?
    Failing economy?!!
    Black presidents!!

    The world is surely coming to an end…

  7. if you live in canada, this is exactly how u have to dress up? Although I dont since I am in the car or inside a building most of the time. However if you are taking the bus or walking, and u are not dressed properly, u are screwed.

  8. yeah!? u from there? :]
    i gotta say, i think its all thanx to the big buildings in nyc, they block all the wind and cold :] BUT in the summer? those same buildings block the wind that cools u down, so u left icky and sticky :$ kinda disgusing :] lol :]

  9. This must be if you live way up north! If you live in the southern part of east Texas you're lucky if you have freezing temps for just a few hours! Dressing like this would give you heat stroke in the winter down here! 🙂

  10. One MAJOR ERROR.

    Never wear cotton in cold wet weather, such as in a snow storm.

    Wear synthetics in snow storms. Such as fleece and nylon. Fleece as a insulator and nylon as a shell.

    Cotton soaks up sweat and doesn't wick it away or dry easily like synthetics. Furthermore, wet cotton is a conductor of heat. It draws heat away from the body.

  11. where I live that is how you need to dress on an average winter day. It wouldn't do you much good in a winter storm that can easily get to -45 c.

  12. ha she looks like the little brother from Christmas Story. "I can't put my arms down."

    really though. that's to many layers. she'll get to hot inside of that outfit and sweat will build up because she has no way to get let that condensation out.. so eventualy when she takes that off she'll be all sweaty and if she was like that in the outdoors for awile she would take off the coat and freeze.

    simple survival of keeping warm and they fucked it up.

  13. in the shining he didnt use a axe and he died from the heater exploding in the hotel. if you have read the book you would know.

  14. For the ratio of minimum bulk, weight vs. maximun warmth, 100% polyester micro-fleece(or often called Polarfleece) is the best.

    It specially works great when it's worn next to the skin. It feels softer than cotton and wicks the moisture then spread it much quicker, keeps you feel drier.

  15. That's because you've grown up with it. Much like the Northeastern part of the US. We here in NY (I live in Central NY) are much the same way as you.
    Well, depends on who you meet I guess. haha
    I'm like you anyways and my parents hate it.

  16. mo! no cotton! i am in BSA and there is a saying for like ski rescue teams, cotton kills, if it gets wet, you will suffer!

  17. well you canadians can take extreme cold weather which is weird because my dad is from canada and I can tolerate cold weather better than he can.

  18. … that is pathetic… srsly 3 SHIRTS AND A JACKET? if ur american and ur going out ur probably walking 1 block or driving a for a 15 minutes in winter. why the hell would u dress up for a hike into mountains in -40 temperature for 30 minutes?

  19. I wear my underwear, thermal underwear, light shirt, another shirt, a waterproof jumper, its-okay-to-get-wet pants, socks, boots, and gloves for sking. I love playing in the snow.

  20. fuck this, i dress in tank tops and shorts in a snowstorm, its called turning on the furnace and staying home

  21. Wow, what the hell? In the winter, I wear almost exactly what I wear in the other seasons, like a shirt, a coat, jeans, and boots. What she is wearing in the video is much more than what I wear when I go skiing.

  22. dam americans are such babys when it comes to shit they dont like but canada we walk around with a hoodie and jeans there we go we are warm 😀

  23. i live in canada, and i have walked to school in -42°C weather, and i didn't need all those clothes.. all i wore was a skirt, snowpants, a shirt, a warms sweater, and a down jacket, scarves, socks, UGGs, and gloves. i think these tips are pointless.. rainboots get FREEZING cold in snow..

  24. they should have a how 2 freeze 2 death!!!! "how 2 freeze 2 death…run out side nude during a snow storm!! if there isn't one fill your bath with ice & cold water & sit in it have a friend refill the ice every now & then so i won't melt!!!" yep i went there…

  25. random information: I wear underclothes (panties and bra), ski socks, long underclothes (pants) normal pants, a sleeveless top, long sleeved skirt over and a thick sweater. when really cold I wear ski pants. Then thick down jacket, knitted scarf, knitted hat/cap. gloves and winter boots

  26. If you're just going out to eat, wear jeans or pants, and a long sleeve shirt, and two jackets. That's what I do

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