Gear for transition from so cal to Wyoming

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Garyca, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. Garyca

    Garyca Monkey+

    Hey guys! New here but I was curios what you guys would recommend for moving up there? I'm going to go to a college there but will be living in a house but am looking for some tips on good blades, clothes, bags, boots. Anything helps! Will be going there in March so it should be cold
  2. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    I'd pick up a good wool coat at the minimum.
  3. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    And some wool blend socks...
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  4. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    WY is colder than Alaska in winter - and no, it is not a 'dry cold"...

    Buy your coats locally, you'll pay too much in SoCal.

    Good luck, should be fun. Can you share what institution?
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  5. Garyca

    Garyca Monkey+

    Wmi of NOLS. Wilderness emt school and thanks for all of the responses! Always been an outdoorsman and am looking forward to moving up there
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  6. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    Just remember that the areas that say Reservation Land, Keep Out, mean it. I had a buddy who was up that way on business try and save a little time doing that, and his truck came back looking like it took part in Custer's Last Stand, if you take my drift.
  7. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

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  8. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    Holer if you want any Mountain Man/historical tips.
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  9. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey

    First off, Welcome to the Monkey @Garyca .... I lived on the east slope for a few years and can tell you Carhart is your friend!! The joke is that you have to fill your pockets with rocks to keep fro being blown away.. the wind blows ALL winter.. High top Sorel's will serve you well or if money is not a problem, then a good pair of Whites boots..

    Wyo wind sock.
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  10. gundog10

    gundog10 Monkey++

    Just remember that your body is used to so cal weather conditions. You will need to layer your cloths and get your self a Mad Bomber hat and make it a good one. It will keep your head and ears worm. Make sure your heave coat has a hood as that will help keep the wind from blowing down your back.
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  11. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    @Dont is correct about the wind. It blows & blows. Good shell/jacket that says windproof may help. Layers are good. Be prepared for snow. Many places are starting to clearance winter stuff so you can get lots of stuff on line. Thermal underwear, wool socks, boots- water proof or repellent. Hats, gloves and face protector. A bandanna can be used for facial protection also.

    Make sure your vehicle is winterized and you have proper tires and chains if needed. The couple near us came from CA. I told them they needed chains for their front wheel drive. They only put on one..... they didn't read the box that said you needed to use both.

    Have a winter bag in your car.
  12. Garyca

    Garyca Monkey+

    I actually bought a carhart the other day! Winter here is 70 degrees so I haven't had a chance to wear it but any suggestions on how to break it in?
  13. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    Just wear it. Haha. Be warned, you will probably still have to wear some clothes under it.
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  14. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Wyoming has two sections, the Flatlands, and the Mountains... and each has it's own Wx....Usually, little wind in places like Jackson's Hole, and Star Valley, but out on the FlatLands, Wind is with you 24/7/365..... cold is with you except in Summer.... If you like Mountains, the Tetons, will challenge even the Best Climber/Hiker... Spent 4 years, (college) on the Idaho side of the Tetons.... and SkiBummed a year in them.... Nice place to visit, but to many Sheeple, to actually LIVE there....
  15. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Welcome to the Monkey!!
    Ensure you put Cody, WY on your schedule for the 4th of July weekend. The rodeo and the week-long party is fantastic!!!! ;)
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  16. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    and the college chicks in Laramie were always nice to look at:whistle:

    Welcome to the Monkey @Garyca !
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  17. Taku

    Taku past history. Already prepared.

    Long Johns, Long Johns and More Long Johns then get a couple spares and a backup to that or two.
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  18. tc556guy

    tc556guy Monkey+++

    WY is on my short list of retirement states.
    I know a handful of Upstate NYers who are sick of Cuomo and his games looking at moving there
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  19. bob2231

    bob2231 Monkey+

    Looks like you asked in the nick-knack of time.
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