re: low tech tips for cold weather survival 

.@ewankeep

Also roll up towels to put at the foot of your door way.

Roll up towels to put at the base of your windows.

Scarves of any type help conserve a lot of heat.

Close all of your curtains at night. Keep non-south facing curtains closed. If the suns shining, let it in.

re: low tech tips for cold weather survival 

.@ewankeep

Keep dry. Evaporation cools you off. You can go out in the snow (properly wrapped up) but don't let yourself get wet.

Wool is remarkable even when it gets wet, it doesn't have the cooling effect as cotton.

Make a pillow fort and tent in your space.

Remember aluminum foil reflects (and can help contain) heat.

re: low tech tips for cold weather survival 

.@ewankeep

Standing on cold concrete can leech a lot of heat from your body.

Thick plastic padding can help (maybe some foil between floor and padding).

If you have power and a computer, never underestimate how much heat a computer can throw off. Maybe farm some crypto-currency. (Note: all of this could shorten your computer's life expectancy, but better it than yoy)

re: low tech tips for cold weather survival 

.@ewankeep

Sustained low stress movement (e.g. walking) is a great way to warm up. Don't sit huddled under a blanket. Instead walk. If you feel yourself wanting to take off a layer, ease off.

Don't get yourself into a sweat, because you're body will need to cool down (e.g. burned to hot and now need to cool back down, which is an inefficient use of calories).

re: low tech tips for cold weather survival 

@takeonrules I can tell not every message in this thread is loading for me but:

You can also change the outside environment some if it's gonna be cold for a while! Depending on the size of your house it might be worth it to pile up snow against the walls. free (just add labor) insulation!

(As other comments say, make sure you account for potentially getting sweaty, and be aware that exercise when cold is extra strain on the cardiovascular system - just because you can do it in the summer, doesn't mean you can do it in the winter!)
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re: low tech tips for cold weather survival 

@takeonrules (I live in an urban environment where it doesn't snow very often, but we do get cold drizzley rain. I have shower curtains up around my "porch" to serve as a baffle to reduce convection during egress. That sorta setup can be useful too. The "fwooomph" of pushing open a door on an otherwise well-sealed room can encourage a lot of air transfer, lol! @ewankeep

re: low tech tips for cold weather survival 

@emsenn @takeonrules This is quiet air zone is a great idea. In colder climates they are often built into the architecture. Cool you figured out how to DIY one for your location!

re: low tech tips for cold weather survival 

@ewankeep It also means I have an outdoor lemon tree even when it's 20f out in the town at-large, which is a rather nice gardener-flex! @takeonrules

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