January usually brings with it a dose of cold weather in this part of the country. Snow and ice are a way of life for many folks. However as much as everyone tries to stay indoors when the weather turns downright frigid, sooner or later braving the elements becomes a necessity. After all, there are not a lot of people that can simply choose to hibernate for the first few months of the year.
While getting outside and enjoying the snow is almost always a treat, there is a bit of preparation involved in braving the cold January and February blast of Arctic air. Dressing for the temperature is one surefire way to make sure the cold stays where it is supposed to. Hats, gloves, scarfs, and winter coats are pretty much mandatory. With so many different types and styles available, choosing a color or a pattern can be difficult.
Another great trick to keep warm during cold spells is to toss a few hand warmers into coat pockets or even tuck them into boots to keep the toes nice and toasty. Kids can even benefit from the hand warmer trend since waiting for a school bus on a cold winter morning is pretty much not in anyone’s wheelhouse.
While keeping warm might seem like a logical idea during the weather, dressing appropriately and using some cool tricks (that are actually warming tricks) can change the outlook of even the most dedicated winter-hater. Proper preparation is the key to success, and when the weather gets snowy that means it’s time to put up a fight.
After all, getting outside and playing in the snow is just one of the exclusive things that winter offers. That means taking advantage of those opportunities when they are presented, but there is nothing written about having to be cold while having fun. Tell Jack Frost to take five.