How do you stay warm

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by born2Bwild, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. born2Bwild

    born2Bwild Member

    Hello every one
    Upcoming we are in for extreme cold weather conditions. I would like to ask all the Canadians and upper us state fellow drivers on how they deal with extreme cold conditions. I am not talking about single digit + degrees but we are to get high - yes minus 8. Your input will definitely warm our heart and SOULS
    thank you and have a safe day
  2. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Layer up and use wool for the outer layer. Of course you need hands and feet and worms don't have those.
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  4. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Under Armour 2.5 base layer. Multiple layers over that. Chemical toe warmers for the boots.
    Rural route with miles between stops to warm up and get out of the wind.
  5. brown804

    brown804 New Member

    Layer up, under armor and thermal all above each other. Bring extra socks, with the water proof boots my feet sweat then get extremely cold. Even though it's a nono in managements eyes hoodies are great for the wind. Just wait to put it on until you get on the road. Hope this helps and be safe out there.
  6. jaker

    jaker trolling

    I have been teaching my worms how to stay but they are not getting it
  7. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Considering digging out a jacket for today. Not sure if the vest will suffice.
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  8. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Rural route or feeders.
  9. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

  10. Thebrownstreak

    Thebrownstreak Active Member

    I wore under armor cold weather gear, a plain white tshirt over that, bring 2 or 3 pair of socks to change during the day, I always have a change of gloves for when i put the chains on the truck, a gator neck covering, knit hat, goretex boots. I was on a rural route for the last 1 1/2 years, so you have a lot of time to warm up between stops, and the people out in the sticks usually do a great job at plowing their driveways, and even come out of their house to get the package from you.
  11. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  12. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    I prefer raw deer meat.
  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I's don't need no stinkin long
  14. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Sorry---I couldn't stop myself.

  15. doubletap

    doubletap New Member

    Merino wool layers. It dries very fast compared to under armor.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Under Armour Cold Gear top and bottoms, sweatpants, turtleneck, 3 pairs of socks, gloves and UPS toque.

    Try not to think about just how cold it is while you are working.
  17. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    That's easy. Just run faster.....
  18. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Boss tells me if you are cold you are not working hard enough. You do get used to it after a bit. Called being acclimated. Was above zero today and was wearing my hoodie.
  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Plenty of socks.
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  20. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Does the extra starch increase their insulation value?