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    Kilts and cold weather

    With Remembrance day fast approaching I was wondering if any of you have advice on keeping warm in a kilt. I live in central Alberta and the temperature can get as low as -25C to -30C. I plan on wearing my merino hose with my heaviest kilt and sweater but I will be outside during part of the ceremony. Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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    Undershirts, under-socks, and why no jacket?
    Rev'd Father Bill White: Retired Parish Priest & Elementary Headmaster, lover of God, people (most of them!) dogs, joy, humour & clarity. Legion Padre, theologian, teacher, philosopher, linguist, dreamer, traditionalist, bon-vivant, encourager of hearts & souls & a firm believer in dignity, decency, & duty. A proud Sinclair.

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    I wear a long overcoat out of doors in the winter...
    "Good judgement comes from experience, and experience
    well, that comes from poor judgement."
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    Keep your head warm, wear warm footwear keep your core warm.

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    Bring a flask of scotch, and keep sipping.
    Allan Collin MacDonald III
    Grandfather - Clan Donald, MacDonald (Clanranald) /MacBride, Antigonish, NS, 1791
    Grandmother - Clan Chisholm of Strathglass, West River, Antigonish, 1803
    Scottish Roots: Knoidart, Inverness, Scotland, then to Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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    Make yerself some "kilt-johns"!
    The bottom half of wool long-johns, cut off above the knees. That will keep your "core" warm ;0)
    waulk softly and carry a big schtick

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    Well, maybe not such a good idea

    Quote Originally Posted by CollinMacD View Post
    Bring a flask of scotch, and keep sipping.
    Collin, although that is a delightful and topical suggestion, drinking alcohol, even a 50 year old scotch, will actually hurt your chances for staying warm in the cold weather. You feel warmer because it causes the blood vessels in your skin to dilate, but you really aren't getting warmer. Actually, it lowers your core body temperature.
    The hielan' man he wears the kilt, even when it's snowin';
    He kens na where the wind comes frae, But he kens fine where its goin'.

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