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Tips for Surviving the Winter

Winter – the season where we have to embrace the cold, shovel our way out of snowdrifts, and try not to slip on ice patches while simultaneously perfecting a cold, too tired waddle. The frosty months of the Berkshires with plenty of icy days are finally here. Consequently, here are my high school opinion pro-tips and recommendations for you to survive this winter!

Invest in a Good Pair of Snow Boots:

Let’s face it, snow is like glitter: it gets everywhere, especially when it’s windy! I really recommend investing in a pair of boots that can handle the snowy onslaught. Don’t get too caught up on the size, but instead look for qualities like waterproofness. Bonus points if they make you feel like an Arctic explorer! 

The Art of Layering:

If you haven’t figured it out yet, it is really important to layer, even if you think you are fine with the one jacket your mom made you wear. If you are spending a lot of time outside, you’ll need more layers than a cake at a birthday party. Embrace the thermal base layers, channel your inner Michelin Man, and revel in the joy of peeling off layers like a winter onion when you finally reach the warm indoors.

Drive Cautiously:  

For many of you new drivers (myself included), driving in the winter is like navigating a giant slushie. First and foremost, equip your car with snow tires. Consider it a winter wardrobe upgrade for your car. And remember, just because your car might be four-wheel drive doesn’t mean it’s invincible – treat icy roads with plenty of caution.

In general, but especially in the winter where you might be slipping on black ice or just merely turning, USE YOUR TURN SIGNALS!! Be prepared for sudden stops, cautious turns, and the occasional sliding. And don’t be afraid to even use your hazards too; the safer the better. Even in parking lots, cars are still obstacles, so pay attention and watch out for black ice.

Embrace the Hibernation Lifestyle (My Favorite):

While winter may seem like an annoying part of the year, it’s not all over yet! Winter is the perfect time to fully embrace your inner bear and hibernate. Stock up on hot chocolate, cozy blankets, and binge-watch your favorite shows and movies. It’s a great way to pass the time on a snow day, so take advantage while snow days last!

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Charlotte Holubar
Charlotte Holubar, Section Editor
After reading a great issue of the Eggplant, Charlotte began her interest in the paper. She now hopes to improve and hone her editing skills.

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