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perhaps you live in a warmer clime and were wondering if it's possible to walk 4 miles ( 6.4 km ) when the actual temperature is -10 degrees F ( -23 degrees C ) and the wind chill makes it seem like it's -20 F ( -23 C ).

if you're properly attired, it is possible to survive even though exposed skin will freeze in 30 minutes, which is about 30 minutes shorter than the time it takes to walk 4 miles. aside from the usual precautions such long johns, two pairs of socks, two gloves, two hats and a hooded sweatshirt - i've found a scarf to be indespensible in preventing your skin from freezing.

it does take some skill to wrap the scarf tighly enough to prevent cold air from entering while leaving just enough space near your eyes to allow your warm breath to vent out near your eyes which will hopefully keep them warm enough to prevent frostbite; if you look closely you'll see that after an hour the vapor from my breath was beginning to freeze on my eyelashes.

i could have possibly made it 5 miles but i decided not to push my luck :-)

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2/04/2007 09:32:00 PM 0 comments


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