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cold weather conversions/modifications to EDC bag

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by quietconundrum, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. quietconundrum
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    With winter already upon some of us and an impending reality for the rest, what conversions/modifications to your EDC bag do you find yourself making for the season?

    I've done the following: (by next week, it is forecast to be no warmer than 40 and a chance of wintry mix two days out of the week... the first official cold snap)

    • Carhartt Watch hat beanie is now seasonally on board
    • Added a tertiary fire and tinder source
    • Added ginger candies to food pouch (helps circulation and detoxifies, facilitates warming)
    • Swapped out Klein work gloves for Hatch Specialist duty gloves and Mountain Hardwear liner gloves
    • Second MSM Skull Mask multi-wrap is now on board (for those windy days)
    • Added more protein (jerky) to food pouch
    • In the mail: new LightMyFire 8-piece Meal Kit 2.0 (for work lunches)

    With that said, how do you shift and adjust for the weather?
     
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  2. Valerian

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    I might throw a couple of (reusable) hand-warmers in my pack eventually, but generally I don't think it needs any winter adjustments. Clothing is another thing.
     
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    Roofing Shingles to get unstuck. Handwarmers, shovels, gloves, backup gloves, backup coat. That picture was from today.
     
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    If it's going to be cold I'm putting my Kifaru woobie in a small kifaru pod under my mystery ranch spartan.
    I'm also bringing a coat/hoodie thing,there's nowhere to put a coat in my bag though.
     
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    I just bought a merino wool buff and some more merino socks.
     
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    I've put on goretex runner. Can't use boots because I need more flexibility in my feet for walking on ice. Mittens because my fingers are very long and skinny and gloves don't work to keep them warm. Nordic balaclava because my face feels the cold the worst. No scarves because I experienced a near strangulation 20 years ago, so nothing goes around my neck. I also use my walker more. My crutches have ice spikes, but I never fall when using my walker, and no one wants to have to pick me up. I'm built like a Sherman tank.


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    I just picked up 2 Polar Fleece watch caps they have a windproof/waterproof lining in them, something I can use for work when I have to go outside to run the forklift in the freezing temps. A regular watch cap just doesn't cut it when the wind is howling out, especially when temps here go below 0F and windchill can get to about 20-30 below zero F.
     
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    As far as my daily carry goes, no real changes. I do add a duffel bag of extra pants, jackets, gloves, socks and long underwear to the vehicle.
     
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    All of my extras ( jackets, hats, gloves, blanket) all ride on the back seat
     
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    I'll just toss a beanie cap and my mittens w/wool liners in there. That's about it really. However, the vehicle bag will have food, folding shovel, candles, propane backpacking stove, sterno, coffee, cocoa, tea, canteen cup, wool blanket, etc.
     
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    That's something I need to add, a couple of blankets. I've been looking for some heavy wool blankets
    but they've really gotten hard to find lately (not to mention expensive when you do.)
     
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    Right now I have an old fleece blanket but want to get a wool blanket for the car probably my next purchase.
     
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    Amazon has some good prices on them.
     
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    CSM-101 most of the wool blankets are 70% wool 30% synthetic so I just look for the best price on them most I think are just overpriced anyways.
     
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    From what I've learned of you in my time here, if Sherman tanks were as tough as you, they'd all still be working.
     
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    Winters here in tenerife aren't that bad. Only mods I make is wearing cargo pants/jeans, motorcycle jacket, gloves and a buff when riding.
     
  17. Serena

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    I just put a Polar Buff and a beanie in my bag. It's not that cold here yet. Almost never wear gloves, I just don't get cold hands.
     
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    For winter, a cold weather bag is added to the car. Thus has a hat and gloves for everyone in family. Also 3 fleece blankets are added to the inside. Two kids size and one adult. These actually get daily use. A bigger king size fleece stays in trunk year round. Also once snow starts a 15 lbs bag of rock salt and a mini shovel is added to trunk.
     
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    I add an emergency kit to both vehicles that includes blankets, shovels, boots, coveralls, kitty litter etc.
    My EDC bag is also my GHB I have added shelter items as well as a candle lantern to it.
     
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    My EDC bag is statically set up for all seasons. I only add/remove if I can improve functionality and/or reduce weight. I always keep a couple hand warmers in it. I always have my MT, adjustable crescent wrench, stainless steel cup with tinder tea, lighter, food, and other goodies. It also has a large trash bag, bandanna, and shemagh type cloth in it.

    My seasonal changes revolve around my clothing and coat. My fall coat has light gloves, a light weight hat, and a thin scarf in it. My winter coat has thick gloves, a wool hat, a massive thick scarf, and a pair of arctic mittens tied together on a string.
     
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