winter how do you guys who live in the cold keep warm

  • cbrett

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    Jan 18, 2010 9:14 AM GMT
    icon_confused.gif wood fires, long johns or just air con
  • drypin

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    Jan 18, 2010 9:15 AM GMT
    human contact
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    Jan 18, 2010 9:17 AM GMT
    mmmm wood fire... I had the most fun in front of a roaring fire with a great guy.

    I love those slow burning stoves though, they really put out a lot of really nice heat that isn't horribly drying

    but alas, I'm warm hehe summer icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 18, 2010 1:24 PM GMT
    1. Thermal underwear is on every day.

    2. Masturbation.

    3. Layers.

    4. Masturbation.

    5. Huddle next to the electric heater, stay in one room, and close all the doors to that room.

    6. Masturbation.

    7. Plastic sheeting over the window sills to make an air insulation barrier.

    8. Masturbation

    9. If all else fails, freeze to death in the cold...while masturbating. Embarrassing corpse is not that embarrassing if you're dead anyway.
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    Jan 18, 2010 1:33 PM GMT
    Pillage and plunder.

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  • Glorfindel

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    Jan 18, 2010 1:33 PM GMT
    Layers, lots and lots of layers icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 18, 2010 1:37 PM GMT
    Take two of these and rub them against you rapidly!



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  • Timbales

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    Jan 18, 2010 1:38 PM GMT
    socks
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    Jan 18, 2010 1:39 PM GMT
    as I get older I hate the fucking cold more and more...
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    Jan 18, 2010 1:53 PM GMT
    Good question. I hate cold. I like to walk around my house with little to no clothing, and thus I keep the thermostat up to 74 in the winter, which is bad enough on my heating bill during a cold snap in Fla! I can't imagine what it would be like up north.

    Screw that, bundling up and wearing sweaters in the house... yuck!
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    Jan 18, 2010 1:58 PM GMT
    I lived in North Dakota a total of 11 years. You haven't experienced real cold until the air temp goes below -30F, and the wind chill is twice that. So here's what I and others did:

    - Combination fitted mattress cover and heating pad, the larger ones with dual controls like electric blankets, and zoned so your feet get warmer. Otherwise, use a conventional electric blanket.

    - Goose down comforter, sometimes with a blanket under it. Goose down is still warmer than any synthetic material I've found. I'd usually put a zipper cover over it, and made the bed that way with pillow shams, without a bedspread, using a ruffle around the bottom of the bed for appearance.

    - Flannel bed sheets instead of thin woven.

    - Layered clothing.

    - Goose down outwear, heavy socks, insulated leather hiking boots, and always gloves and often a knit cap, for that Minnesota look, fer sure.

    - Frequent use of a sauna, or alternately a steam room at the health club and at friends (unfortunately I never had my own). Getting super-heated was the only way I could quickly lose a chill once I got one.

    - Learn to face the cold outdoors head-on. I bought a snowmobile, did cross-country skiing and hiking in the snow.

    - Move to Florida like I did 3 years ago.
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    Jan 18, 2010 2:27 PM GMT
    As some have said.....layering is effective, in or out of bed. But having someone to snuggle up with every night, keeps the cold away. Just have to worry about when out for the day, so layering works.
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    Jan 18, 2010 2:48 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    - Learn to face the cold outdoors head-on. I bought a snowmobile, did cross-country skiing and hiking in the snow.



    This I like. There's no better way to grow fond of the cold than snowboarding/skiing, hiking, and camping in it; sleeping in a tent in said -30 weather gives you an appreciation for real cold, and the tenacity to deal well with it.
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    Jan 18, 2010 3:29 PM GMT
    Chewey_Delt said
    Red_Vespa said
    - Learn to face the cold outdoors head-on. I bought a snowmobile, did cross-country skiing and hiking in the snow.



    This I like. There's no better way to grow fond of the cold than snowboarding/skiing, hiking, and camping in it; sleeping in a tent in said -30 weather gives you an appreciation for real cold, and the tenacity to deal well with it.


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    Jan 18, 2010 3:29 PM GMT
    Well the house and dorms are heated... and when I go outside I just wear layers haha
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    Jan 18, 2010 3:41 PM GMT
    Caribbean cruise.


    Otherwise, dress warm, stay indoors, and sleep with a friend. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 18, 2010 3:42 PM GMT
    hot pair of tighty whities...


    lol.....layers
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    Jan 18, 2010 3:54 PM GMT
    TigerTim said

    I kept warm by cuddling Chewee icon_idea.gif


    Fact.
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    Jan 18, 2010 4:05 PM GMT
    redbull saidas I get older I hate the fucking cold more and more...




    I'm with you on this one. The cold sucks.
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    Jan 18, 2010 4:06 PM GMT
    I find a nice hot guy to lay on top of me. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 18, 2010 4:08 PM GMT
    "We play Chess."
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    Jan 18, 2010 4:09 PM GMT
    I absolutely hate the cold...It isn't as bad in Maryland as it is in Michigan, but it is still awful.

    I do the layers thing. I keep a portable radiator in the room where I am, no sense heating the whole house, the heating bills can eat into your clothes money!
  • HyannisGuy

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    Jan 18, 2010 5:50 PM GMT
    A completely energy efficient home, warm clothes and a dog that likes to snuggle and lie on top of my feet at night. The occasional warm male body in bed doesn't hurt either! icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 18, 2010 5:53 PM GMT
    Keep warm? Hell! Winter is the best time to eat ice cream or drink frozen drinks!
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    Jan 18, 2010 6:17 PM GMT
    Warm water from high efficiency boilers flowing through tubing in the concrete slab.