Staying Warm in the Winter

I grew up in a very arid, desert climate in the Southwestern United States.  Then I moved to the rainforest of the West Coast of British Columbia. Now, my chosen home is on the Canadian Prairies. This desert flower has had to learn how to survive in sometimes-harsh winter conditions, from rain to blowing snow.  Here are two things I have learned about staying warm in the winter.  

Good Gear

A friend of mine in BC once said, “There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear.”  After I got my first pair of really good winter gloves I could wholeheartedly agree with that statement. Having good quality equipment can be the difference between being comfortable and being miserable.  I’ve been both (comfortable and miserable) and I will pay a little extra money to buy good gloves, toques, waterproof boots, snow pants, heavy coats, etc., both for myself and my children, just to avoid being miserable.

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