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Old 01-09-2007   #11
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Balaclava style face mask. Covers the head, neck and most of the face. I wear mine under a helmet and let it cover my chin up to the bottom of my lower lip. I have them in three weights for many conidtions.
Has to be the best way to keep really warm.

Mittens with leather palm and super strech fleece liners. http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/pr...880558.1230048
keep the hands warm and toasty.

Aside from that I wear Obermeyer underwear. http://www.obermeyer.com/CollectionC...sUnderwear.cfm

I try not to sweat and go into the lodge for a warm up every couple of hours.

I used to get cold and now I stay really warm. I hate being cold on the hill.


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Old 01-10-2007   #12
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Carhartt one-piece.....quilt-lined.....camo.....that should do ya'

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Old 01-11-2007   #13
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This should do the trick for ya:

-Jeans with NO gators, so everyone can see your kick ass rear entry boots

-Old school Oakley glasses/razors preferred with as bright of neon colors you can find, don't want to lose those bad boys.

-Cotton T for a base layer followed by a champion sweatshirt, gotta have champion if you are going to ski like one.

-Starter Jacket, Black Hawks preferred

-Big ass hunting gloves, never know who you might have to kill out there

-Camo Elmer Fud hat, the furrier it is the better. NOTE: always wear the flap down and loose, you will look like you are flying down the hill.

-Hydration, don't forget to have a crystal guiser bottle shoved into your front pocket for full access when you are ripping it down the hill

Good luck and god speed, it should work for you.

"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind"~Gandhi
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Old 01-11-2007   #14
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I go for the walrus flab technique. Works for me. Like Andy says, lots of bacon.
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Old 01-11-2007   #15
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Yes, winter weight is very advantageous. I believe historically the traditions of both Oktoberfest and the Thanksgiving holiday (in all its geographic permutations) were originally conceived for just this purpose. Drink and eat (and watch football), for soon you will be cold.

It's also good to grow a molestache to keep that upper lip warm. An added bonus is retained bacon grease and other food scraps from that morning's breakfast...sustains throughout the day. Soaks up runny nose snot as well.

And let us not forget that most time honored method of maintaining at least the perception of warmth...WHISKEY! I believe this may be the common thread that runs through gaper and gearhound alike...the ubiquitous flask.

Carve well, internet friends, carve well...and throw up a rooster tail for the homies that aint home.
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Old 01-11-2007   #16
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Deep South,

As for your feet, many people make the mistake of putting too much on their feet to stay warm. Your boots are probably well insulated so you only need a thin layer. Thick layers cut down circulation and make you cold.

As for hands, go buy a pair of Black Diamond (or equivilant) expedition gloves. They are bulky but they are very warm and last a long time. I use them for skiing and ice climbing and they work well.
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Old 01-14-2007   #17
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Really only one solution here...

Start telemarking....

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