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Old December 30, 2017, 11:21   #2
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Location: Becker, MN
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First put on a hat. Then put on a warmer coat. Follow with insulated bib overalls.
The reason is that for some reason your body thinks it is very important to keep blood flowing to your brain so when you are loosing more heat than you produce it cuts blood flow to your hands and feet.

The next problem is that thin things, like fingers, have much more surface area than thick things like your arm and thus loose more heat. The same thing still happens with gloves. Use mittens. If you have to have the dexterity of gloves for doing things like feeding horses, put on knit wool gloves then slip chopper mittens over them whenever possible. In moderate cold I go with uninsulated choppers for real cold (<-20F) I use insulated choppers.
Ed reluctantly in MN
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