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Quick, easy and simple 'keep warm' hack

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Was going to post this in dinghy anarchy but realised it could to apply to many more.

 

In Winter, many of us are used to sailing with neoprene gloves. I use 3mm gloves, which stops my fingers from getting numb but that's all. To get warmer, get those really cheap disposable plastic gloves. Put them on as your first layer of glove, under the neoprene layer. Not only do I find it easier to put on the gloves, it also makes the hands MUCH warmer. Just remember to put the disposable gloves on in a warm area. It also keeps your hands quite a bit drier. If you want to stop water getting into them completely you can always wrap an elastic band around them. That's all. :D

 

chomp chomp

-raptor

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Surprising how warm a thin pair of rubber gloves are. In the fall when I'm working on the truck, boat, or welding I usually wear a pair on cold days.

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In the 60's I used to sail a Finn in the winter on LIS. Two dive suits, wool Millar mits then 6mm dive gloves. Plenty of wind, but I lost my hearing because the bones in my ears grew together. Please wear a hood or at least good earplugs to keep from needing an involved ear surgery. The guys that fished the sound at the turn of the century under sail must have been animals to survive those conditions.

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Would fleece gloves underneath work even better? The neoprene ones on the outside should keep them mostly dry, and if they do get wet they squeeze out well.

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Piss yourself! Gets you warm really quickly.

You know this from experience?

 

 

I have had this inspirational advice from several cold-water divers. Nobody cares except you.

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Piss yourself! Gets you warm really quickly.

That's a well known technique, but it scratches like hell on earth afterwards.

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Would fleece gloves underneath work even better? The neoprene ones on the outside should keep them mostly dry, and if they do get wet they squeeze out well.

I'm not sure, but from experience, the neoprene doesn't stop water coming in, it simply traps the water and lets the body temperature heat it, those fleece gloves will get a bit soaked me thinks ;)

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Piss yourself! Gets you warm really quickly.

You know this from experience?

 

Doesn't everybody?

 

Safetey at Sea tolde us it woud the hi-lite oure daye if overeboarde.

 

Theires to kindes of peopel, thoise that pee theire wettesuite and thoise that lie abote it.

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Similar trick:

 

if you have an old oilskin which ins't so water proof any more, just wear a Tyvek under it. It will keep you dry and warm.

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Piss yourself! Gets you warm really quickly.

You know this from experience?

 

Doesn't everybody?

 

Safetey at Sea tolde us it woud the hi-lite oure daye if overeboarde.

 

Theires to kindes of peopel, thoise that pee theire wettesuite and thoise that lie abote it.

 

Had a dive instructor who only offered to share his coffee with divers in dry suits.

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Piss yourself! Gets you warm really quickly.

You know this from experience?

Doesn't everybody?

Safetey at Sea tolde us it woud the hi-lite oure daye if overeboarde.

 

Theires to kindes of peopel, thoise that pee theire wettesuite and thoise that lie abote it.

Had a dive instructor who only offered to share his coffee with divers in dry suits.

 

Had a diving instructor who's wetsuit caused the majority of students to dry heave.

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I like dipping my hands in gas then lighting them. Warms them right up. Great hack.

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