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Top Tips for Dealing with the Freezing Chicago Winter

We asked British Expats and  American friends for their tips for surviving the freezing Arctic tundra that is Chicago between January and April. Here is what they suggested… (spoiler: the answers mainly relate to booze)

The comments were made in our Frozen giveaway in December: http://windycitybrits.com/2014/12/12/win-this-frozen-doll/ 

Just always have a glass of red wine on hand and you will get thought the cold weather just fine! Kathryn B

My tip (although not been here for a winter yet), is to buy Glogg (found in Mariano’s), heat up (easy & quick in microwave) then enjoy this warming you up whilst getting that lovely Christmassy mulled wine smell! Tracy W

We keep warm by snuggling up by the fire place with hot cocoa! It’s even better after a fun filled afternoon sledding! Tana C

We always keep a small charcoal grill handy in case we lose power 🙂 We have only had to use it once during a snow storm but we didn’t go hungry! Lindsey H

Invite friends over, build a fire & open a great bottle of wine UK

Log fires, James Bond, good friends and decent wine. Fresh winter walks and the dream of summer sun. The winter will pass in a flick of an eye lid. Anna H

Take your tea in a thermos to stave off the polar vortex! Also, carry cat litter in your car. Pretty random I know! but when we got stuck in snow, it helped provided grip to get us out! Jemma S

Long underwear. Janine

10 winter survival tip recipe:
  + 1/10 steamy hot chocolate
  + 1/10 iPhone friendly gloves
  + 1/10 snuggly blanket
  + 1/10 someone to cuddle with
  + 1/10 warm and soft scarf
  + 1/10 thermal socks
  + 1/10 chicken noodle soup
  + 1/10 Starbucks peppermint latte
  + 1/10 lots of wine
  + 1/10 the movie Frozen for your kids to watch over and over!

 – Katharine B

Don’t hibernate. Get out and spend cold nights laughing with good friends. Food for the soul, warmth for the bones! Fi P

And oh Andy C, you DO make us laugh!!!

Remember that peeing your pants will warm your crotch and legs and give temporary relief from the howling north wind. Andy C

 

 

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