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Winter Bug Out/EDC

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by suburbDad, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. suburbDad

    suburbDad Loaded Pockets

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    hi all, do you see yourself changing out your bug out bag or edc gear due to changing of the seasons? The only thing I have added is more hand warmers, but aside from the wintery boots I wear, gloves, and a thicker jacket, what else would truly be different?
     
  2. LivingUpNorth

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    I keep a pair of Yak Trax slip-on shoe traction devices in my car since the parking lot at my work is ginormous and usually fairly icy. I also make sure my car carry winter stuff is up-to-speed: blanket, folding shovel, FAK.
     
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  3. FiaOlleDog

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    I've added, like you, hand-warmers, to my EDC pouch, plus a space blanket (which should stay there all seasons anyway as hypothermia is a 365 days a year potential risk).

    My EDC backpack has now also a larger heat belt (similar concept as hand-warmers, just larger, to be glued - like a band-aid - to ones lower back, to warm the lever where blood needs to come through).

    A buff (used to protect neck) is always in my EDC - but these days it's get used more often, depending on jacket and wind/temperatures.

    When real winter (below 0°C) will be here my wife will, always, highly recommend Nivea or other lotion to protect hand/face skin from drying out - and I will, as always, thankfully reject - as real men don't need lotion! :uhhuh:
     
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    A wool balaclava or hat and neck gaiter provide good head/neck protection and warmth. Extra socks are also good to layer and swap if get wet.
     
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  5. JHGM

    JHGM Dinosaur Supervisor

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    I've got an entire bag that I throw in the truck in the winter months...

    Insulated bib overalls, several pairs of wool socks, gloves, caps, etc.

    Saved my hindquarters from freezing many times.
     
  6. thegrouch314

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    I don't change my EDC for the whole season since if I'm expecting cold weather, I'll pack for it but if not, I don't bother.
    I do make sure I have an extra coat, an extra think fleece, plenty of warm socks, a spare pair of boots, a second blanket and long johns in my car, in addition to my year-round gear
     
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  7. GoBliNuke

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    Excluding clothing, the only thing that comes to mind is visibility aid - reflective patches.
     
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  8. ArkansasFan30

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    I keep thick wool socks and a fleece convertible hood/scarf/face cover garment and some things in little tote in my truck year round. I add Hot Hands to my crisis bag on top of the SOL two person heat sheet I keep packaged in the bag year round.

    In my bag I recently added an Outdoor Research tobogan cap, fleece scarf, and my old 5.11 Praetorian gloves for the season. I also added my Snugpak jungle blanket in it's stuff sack to my bag this week since I recently changed out my GORUCK Bullet for a GR1.
     
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