Question: We're coming from a warm weather environment and don't really have a lot of cold weather gear - what kind of outwear, etc. would you recommend for relocating families? Also, are there any special steps we should take to thoroughly "winterize" our vehicles? Do you recommend a plug-in heater?
A: The people who have commented on your question have some great ideas.
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Submitted By: Edwin Krupkin on 12/21/2006 - Apex Army & Navy store carries Military Clothing, Military Boots and Military Accessories. We specialize in Cold Weather clothing and Boots. We carry Carhartt Artic Coats and Bibs. Also Carolina, Georgia and Lacrosse Waterproof Insulated Boots. Stop in and see us at 103 Public Square or Look at
Submitted By: Ben Hamelin on 12/21/2006 - Having a plug-in engine block wouldn't hurt, but I've survived without one. The most important things to remember are windshield-washer fluid and a shovel ( just in case you find yourself in snow bank)! Another important factor is the salt that is used on the roads. It is very corrosive on vehicles, so a few good car washes during the winter on warmer days will go a long way to help reduce rust to the underside of your vehicle. Good luck ,and welcome to the North Country!
Submitted By: Sara on 12/22/2006 - Cold weather clothing can usually be purchased cheaply in warm weather areas in January after stores do inventory and seasonal closeouts. I recommend stocking up now where you currently live. There are thrift stores in Watertown that usually carry a large selection of children's boots. Once you get here, shop early and frequently. Snow pants and quality boots are a must for active children. Your car should not need a plug in heater. Visit a reputable mechanic once you get here for the appropriate fluids, tires, etc. You will need plenty of washer fluid, quality wipers, and a scraper and brush in each car.

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