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Five Ways to Survive Subzero Temperatures

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Hamilton chapter.


1. Take part in a winter activity
Whether it be skating, skiing, sledding, or just building a snowman, finding a winter 
activity you enjoy is the perfect way to make the cold and the snow seem enjoyable. 
Embrace the winter by getting outside and taking advantage of the season.
2. Invest in a pair of good quality snow boots
A good quality pair of snow boots will last years and make the trek around campus 
in the snow much easier. Buy boots with treads on the bottom such as Bean Boots or 
SOREL boots. 
3. Bundle up
Layer your clothing with scarves, sweaters, hats, and gloves. It is too cold to have 
your skin exposed for long periods of time so make sure you are fully bundled up 
when walking around campus.
4. Work out
Getting exercise will warm you up right away! It’s easy to skip out on the gym when 
it is freezing outside but you will feel so much better and warmer afterwards.
5. Have a movie night with friends and blankets
If it’s too cold to go outside, have a cozy night in with friends, blankets, and warm 
food! Try to find ways to make the most of the winter weather but sometimes it is 
warmer (and safer) to have fun indoors.
Laura is a sophomore at Hamilton College in the class of '17. She is Comparative Literature Major, who will be going abroad to Paris for her junior year. She is an avid baker and jewelry maker.