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June 14, 2009 at 6:57 am #727
hallo aus deutschlandǃhi from germanyǃiʹve just joined this forum. my name is marion, iʹm 40 years of age and female. iʹve read most postings, but would like to put a few questions here that the postings couldnʹt answer. in case my questions sound, well, stupid, let me apologize in advance. i have never been in a very cold climate. i havenʹt even been in deep snow yetǃ still, or because of that, iʹd like to know what life in such a remote and cold part of the world, like antarctica, might be like. in march, i will be travelling to the polar circle in finland. to get a taste of the cold <ǃ-- s;-) --><ǃ-- s;-) --> i havenʹt even got a clue what kind of clothes to wear. in the north of germany, where i live, we donʹt get less than – 5 c. i would be grateful for any useful hints on suitable clothing.if, perhaps, anyone would like to become penpals, he/she is highly welcomeǃ you can find more information on me in my profile.marionJune 14, 2009 at 6:57 am #7638
i canʹt help you with antarctica, but i am amazed to hear that north germany is that warmǃ i live in arizona, usa, and it gets much colder here in flagstaff, in the winter. crazy world, ehʔJune 14, 2009 at 6:57 am #7639
guten tag marion,wie gehtsʔ welcome. if youʹre interested in antarctica, have you considered working for the german antarctic programʔ i donʹt know much about their program, other than they have at least one or two stations (neumeyer is the one i know of), but maybe you could work there.regarding proper clothing, itʹs usually best to take a variety of layers rather than rely on just one thick, warm parka. that way, if you get too warm you can take a layer off, or put another layer on if you get cold. having lots of socks is important: they tend to get sweaty in boots, which can make your feet cold — so change them often. stay dry. other than that itʹs mostly personal preference.cheers,glennJune 14, 2009 at 6:57 am #7640
i would add just one thing to what glenn suggested. i found that the best foot protection was two pairs of knee-high thick wool socks under knee-high eskimo mucklucks. at minus 85 degrees fahrenheit i could stay outside all day without getting cold feet. mucklucks are not waterproof, however, so they should not be used if the temperature rises above freezing and there is snow melt.hope this helps.June 14, 2009 at 6:57 am #7641
thanks for your repliesǃ to dress in layers is a good idea, i will do soǃ thanks also for the hint about the socks, i wouldnʹt have thought about it.
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