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How to walk to work in a polar vortex and live to blog about it.

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So, incase you haven’t noticed it’s been really cold out.  Everyone tells me that I should be used to this having grown up in Vermont, and I like to act like I am and it’s not a big deal, but the truth is, I usually would just run from my warm house to my warm car to another warm building.  Not any more.  Now that I am officially car less I have a 15-20 minute walk to work each morning- over a windy bridge no less.  So over the past couple of weeks I have become something of a self appointed expert in staying warm, and now I’m going to share these tips with you guys! *Full disclosure:  the quality of these pictures is not good, but hopefully you’ll get the idea

Layer 1: short socks, tights, tank top

Photo on 2014-01-29 at 17.35

Layer 2: Wool pant, blouse, wool socks

Photo on 2014-01-29 at 17.36


Layer 2.5: Sweater and first scarfPhoto on 2014-01-29 at 17.37


Layer 3: Jacket, warmest boots you have, hat, second scarf, glovesPhoto on 2014-01-29 at 17.39

If possible it is also recommended to wear your hood up and a second pair of gloves, or better yet – mittens over your gloves.  Do not attempt to wear regular shoes through the polar vortex, wear the warmest driest shoes you have and carry a change with you!

The final result should look something like this:


Suggested but not required:  immediately upon arrival at your destination, strip off top layer and a half and rush to coffee maker/tea pot/ hot beverage of your choice.


Good luck and stay warm!


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