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TL;DR There are multiple factors involved with being able to drive in cold temperatures even with the onset of cold temperatures being fairly sudden 2-3 days notice. You should be looking at the following major components: Engine, Cabin, and Tires and looking at them separately and then there are additional subsystems and conditions that will make for an ...


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Here are some of the 'hacks' that I've used: It's winter, there's often a heater on, or heatpump, or fire. Try and hang the clothes near to (but not on) the heater. Turn them frequently - you don't want them getting too hot or burnt. Use air - moving air. Hang in a doorway for the internal flow, or if possible, outside during the day. Beware to take ...


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TL;DR Cold will kill you. There are things you can obtain in the cold place, and simple things you can do while driving, that might save your life. Driving in the cold can be dangerous to the point of being deadly. I've been driving in Ontario (and living in the countryside) for over 35 years. I've been in the ditch countless times (usually some guys in a ...


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To speed up drying of clothes (particularly if staying in hotels where you have laundered towels), you can wring your clothes as dry as possible, place them (individually) on top of a towel and then roll the towel/clothing article up as tight as possible. Then stand on this roll. The aim being to absorb as much water as possible out from the clothes into ...


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Both I-80 and I-70 being major highways are kept plowed during the winter months. Assuming you are not driving during a snow storm, both should be similar in terms of driving difficulty. I would suggest watching the weather and then make your decision right before you leave based on what is coming in. If there are no fronts approaching, enjoy I-80, if ...


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There is a store in Itaewon called DMZ. The guy there sells pretty much everything an if something is not available in the shop he can get it for you within hours. I was there recently and can confirm that he sells these boots. Someone even made a video how to find this shop, and you can watch it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqKEQ6B2b6s It is not ...


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I would recommend you to go to one of the malls in the area. The malls in the 3rd tier cities have more and more factory outlets inside where you can buy quite cheap branded (genuine) goods. Personally I have never seen used clothes shops in China either. What you can try alternatively are "wet markets" or street markets. There is no guarantee of course if ...


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There is very little in terms of online information on where US Army surplus stuff is available in Seoul. The best information available is a thread on the Waygook Forum and similar threads on ESLCafe Forum, and Airsoft Korea. I could not find any references to these shops to have online presence, so walking into a store carrying Army Surplus items might ...


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If you know something about the history of Glencoe a "dreich" day may be the most suitable for a visit there. Note that the topography makes the climate relatively changeable (specially on the East coast, where four seasons in one day is not unusual). It snowed in Aberdeen quite heavily in July (mid summer!) yet within 48 hours Aberdeen was showing as the ...


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In Scotland in the winter, you can get all sorts of weather. It might be mild and damp, or freezing cold, or blizzards, or some mixture of these. But if the weather is nice, the highlands can be beautiful, with snow on the hills and ice on the lochs. So it can be very nice for walking, or other outdoor activities. There are plenty of scenic easy walks ...


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You will not be able to get there on foot. It is more than an hour's drive from the Ring Road on 862/864. I'm sure there are 4×4 tours you could hire, but I am not aware of a public route there.


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The general advice is to choose clothes that dry quickly. These are made of synthetic fabrics. Onebag.com has many sections about clothes and laundry: Choosing clothes Doing laundry A packing list: Wardrobe


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Unless Italy is going to be hit by a crazy blizzard you should not have any problem. Streets in general are in good condition, especially in the north, and they are kept clean in case of snow. Beware of the fact that winter tires or tire chains are mandatory in many roads during winter and this is especially true in Veneto where from November 15 to April ...


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As most of it is highway, you can expect normal road conditions without any problems. Unless it snowed heavily and very recently, there shouldn't be any snow on the roads and the roads are usually well maintained both in Switzerland and Italy (at least the highways). Winter tires are recommended though. To use highways in Switzerland you'll have to buy a ...


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April in Iceland can be quite cold. It can snow, even in early May. So camping in April is out of the ordinary. Consequently most camping sites do not open until May. That said, some sites are open in April so it is possible, just be prepared for the possibility of freezing temperatures.


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myself I've discovered the very rough way by experiment the trip in December throughout Armenia I had no idea it woukd get that cold but it hit -20 and I was getting no rides so it took me 3 days from Georgia to the mountains in Iran


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You are probably likely to encounter somewhat less snow on I-80 due to its lower elevation. However, there is a significant chance of snow along either route. Note that I-80 also crosses snowy mountains in Utah and in eastern California. Furthermore, if you are crossing Colorado on I-70 in November, you may well encounter snow at that time also. In ...


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Generally speaking, in the winter, the further north you go, the shorter the days are so Bruges is even worse than Vienna in this respect (night might fall a bit earlier in Vienna because it is in the same time zone as Bruges, despite being much further east, but the sun also rises earlier and the days are definitely longer). In coastal northern cities like ...


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In addition to Marks answer http://travel.stackexchange.com/a/24255/4584 if you have an iron handy, you could iron the clothes and that would dry them too. Although in my experience I have rarely come across a city where I can't find a coin operated dryer.



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