Packing List-- Winter?!?

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K.R.'s Comment
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So at the moment I'm looking at a start in the beginning of April.

Here's the thing: coming from California, I have little to no cold weather clothing. I've never needed it, and it's difficult to acquire locally as well. What I'm looking to do is use some of the time I have in order to acquire cold weather clothing that I will likely need within my first year of trucking so that I don't find myself **** outta luck in some northern state.

What I do have:

approximately seven mid weight long sleeve shirts five or so light weight long sleeve shirts three mid weight sweaters two scarves a goretex rain shell a decent leather jacket

I know that a good sleeping bag should be on my list, but wanted suggestions for all if it from folks who've been out there. Because for me, the best part of winter has always been watching it on TV from California!

Thanks, Kianan

Nancy F.'s Comment
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Im at the Ports to Plains Travel Plaza and its the first place that hasnt got a hair dryer. All the ts have dryers but i thought id mention that some dont. And ive got a very good pair of hiking boots that dont slip and i dont feel the cold thru the bottoms. Leggins work better than long johns and you dont sweat in them. And my down coat handles -12 degrees for 25 minutes.

Matt 's Comment
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While not in a semi I have traveled across the country in all weather conditions at a phone calls notice so I never knew what to pack. One thing I learned while up in the northern states and canada was layers is best. Also space bags are a big help. Thermal type clothes and hooded zip up sweaters are good for easy on and off layered with a good winter coat and long sleeve t-shirt. Heavy socks comfortable is a big thing you want to keep your feet warm and healthy. Also keeping your head warm will help keep your body warm. What I did was put a weeks worth plus one outfit of thermals in a space bag jeans long sleeve t-shirts socks and underwear stayed out in my bag they are versatile enough you can withstand most temps long enough to determine if you need to change it up.. boots MUST be comfortable dont skimp on them if possible remember to leave a little room for possible doubling up socks.I would look at a full face mask instead of scarf for working outside ( as for going inside maybe a scarf) insulated leather gloves are nice stiff at first but once broke in comfortable and sturdy. You could throw in a good pair of bibs they give you better movement than coveralls. Walls from Wal-Mart are actually pretty good or if you have the extra car heart is$$ but strong.hope that helps any questions I will do my best. Hope that helps

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