Working in the Cold
Before signing on with The Family Handyman, most of the editors here were employed in the building trades. And all of us have worked in Minnesota, where it can get nippy outdoors come winter. Travis Larson even worked in Greenland, where temps plummeted to 40 degrees below zero. We got together (inside) and pooled our favorite tips for staying comfortable and safe while working in the cold.
Have a variety of gloves on hand
Protect your hands with these gloves.
Keep your pants dry and mud free
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Dress in layers
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Dry feet are happy feet
Boot dryers like this are worth their weight in gold. They dry boots evenly and thoroughly but don’t overdry them, which can cause the liners to get crusty and reduce their life. They cost less than $20 online and at sporting goods stores and some department stores. Keeping a pair of dry socks on hand is also smart.
Help keep your boots clean with this mud-busting boot scrape.
Defrost a padlock
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Warm up stuff on your dashboard
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Prevent ladder disasters
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Neck gaiters are a must
Support sawhorse legs
Don’t lose your tools
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