Thats nice. I've lived up here for 20 years and never needed gloves. I could take the worst temperatures with just my trusty hat and coat. My body has changed, and so I have to adapt.
I suspect I should get a balaclava too. Presently I am looking at Gerbing heated socks.
I am also snooping around Helly Hansen and 66North. I figure they would know cold weather clothing best.
I admit Im a bit intrigued by all the heated clothing that is made. From what I can tell, its big not only with skiers and outdoors folk, but bikers as well.>>1001009
I will look at them. I dont know if they have the dexterity I hope for. Thats why I never wore gloves. But now my circulation is terrible. My fingers feel ice cold if it just drops below 55F or so.
From what I can tell, my frostbite was 'first degre' or 'frost nip'. Its a strange thing, when your injury is numbness because you cant tell exactly what was damaged. Recently Ive noticed the skin/flesh around the knuckles must've been damaged too, because they have that tingling recovery feeling in them.
Its impossible to say what exactly is going on with the nerves in the feet. There's 3-4 different factors that could be screwing with the nerves in my lower body.
Anyways, they say its common with cold injury, that you dont know the extent of the damage until much later. A lot of you probably already knew that, but it was news to me.
I did a lot of stupid things as a kid, falling in freezing water, damn near getting hypothermia camping. I guess age does change the body in ways that arent always visible. I never thought I could get frostbite so easily. I didnt realize my circulation had dropped so dramatically. Back to the doctor I guess.