Dressing warm during winter’s coldest days

Franklin County

You can save yourself a lot of pain, and maybe even enjoy the outdoors in the extreme cold if you’re dressed appropriately.

“First thing is to stay layered, keep all the skin covered as much as possible, and the other thing keeps as much of your body dried because if you get clammy or wet it just gets uncomfortable and it could be dangerous,” Outlet Store Owner Skip White told 22News.

For the first layer of clothing next to your skin, White recommends a thin material that will wick the sweat away from your body.

For outer layers, he prefers natural fibers, like wool.

And when it comes to keeping your head warm, White told 22News, the Stormy Kromer Cap is one of the most popular items at the store — and it even keeps your ears warm.

When it comes to layering, it’s also important to layer your hands and your feet.

“And one thing I learned through the years is that the better boots are made of rubber and rubber is better in the cold,” said White. “There are some cheaper boots out there with plastic soles, but the plastic holds the cold and defeats the purpose.”

Also, when dressing warmly be sure to keep enough space between layers. This will allow your body to retain your body heat.

When it’s as cold as it was Wednesday night and Thursday morning, the best advice for staying warm is to stay inside.

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