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Old 12-31-2011, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Point Hope Alaska
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May I suggest an alternative to long johns .... they are too tight and restrictive ... Inupiaq women all dress alike as do the men. No long johns. Sweat pants are just so much more comfortable with gym shorts underneath. Over sized jeans over those sweat pants will give you all the warmth you need @ - 40 below zero! Everyone in the arctic wears gym shorts over the underwear. That layer makes all the difference in the world when you are 'sitting'!! Many very loose fitting layers .. Invest in some "Pendelton Shirts' there is nothing out there that is warmer for sure and good looking for sure.
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Anchorage Alaska
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Welcome Gen/Jen!!!!
I have only been here since the first week of November but wanted
to say hello and thanks for the info on boots, clothes and other important stuff everyone. I need to get some good warm boots (with those nonslip thingies), and a few other items needed. So glad you made it safely,
hope to hear more about how you are making it when you rest up.
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Anchorage
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It's funny when you read all the threads asking for advice on how to dress for Fairbanks and then you go to the grocery store and many people have on hoodies and shorts with tennis shoes.
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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Ginger, can you meet us for an early lunch on Thursday?
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:33 AM
 
Location: Point Hope Alaska
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It's funny when you read all the threads asking for advice on how to dress for Fairbanks and then you go to the grocery store and many people have on hoodies and shorts with tennis shoes.
And people think I am nutz when I claim you see that all the time in the arctic @ 20 below zero.

Especially with teenagers - they want to look 'kewl' with their 'tennies'!!
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:38 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Should see some of the kids that ride my bus, 20 below, blowing and all they have on are hoodies and no hats. Crazy kids.
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:04 AM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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Should see some of the kids that ride my bus, 20 below, blowing and all they have on are hoodies and no hats. Crazy kids.
Because we moms can't MAKE them wear anything else lol. Believe me, I've tried. And the offending articles end up frozen on the porch.
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:58 AM
 
Location: Anchorage
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In Delta Junction the schools used to threaten parents with OCS (child services abuse and neglect) if the elementary kids weren't wearing snowpants, coats, hats and boots. Really fun (sarcasm) to deal with if the kids liked to ditch the duds on the porch. Mine would do that too. I don't know if they still do that. Seems like it would be easier to donate winter gear to a kid than to involve state authorities like that.
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:10 AM
 
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I wish you alot of luck my friend


Some cold weather is in store for ya for sure!! -- You sound like you can handle it though
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Oh so glad to read that you are there safe and getting acclaimated already... sounds like you're handling the cold just fine... teenagers are the same everywhere... no hat, boots and shorts here too on the worst of days... must be the hormones and lack of sense LOL...

Hope your new year is a good one.. sounds like you're off to a good start
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