Wyoming October 21, 2019
Wyoming’s Winter Can Be A Brutal Season – Here Are 9 Ways To Prepare Yourself
Winter in Wyoming can be pretty rough. In fact,
Albany County officially has the worst weather in the country. That doesn’t mean, though, that you can’t enjoy our seemingly endless cold season. Read a few tips below on how to prepare for Wyoming’s chilly and snowy season.
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1. Make friends with a neighbor that owns a snowblower.
Clearing your driveways and parking spaces can be the most exhausting - and most dangerous - part of any significant storm. If you can find a neighbor who will let you borrow a snowblower, you'll be saving yourself a lot of work. Alternately, pick up a snowblower for yourself, and help out your neighbors when you can.
2. Plan B - scatter your favorite drinks in the driveway before a storm.
When a few feet of powder come down, you'll have a scavenger hunt waiting for you. When you can enjoy a cold beer during your shoveling breaks, it suddenly doesn't seem like such a chore.
3. Be sure your trunk is full of things that you'll need if you get stranded.
Breaking down is inconvenient any time of year, but in the winter, it can be downright dangerous. You should always keep jumper cables, flares, and some extra layers in your car.
4. Have your snow chains ready before you need them.
If you encounter a snowy pass early in the season, you want to be prepared. Luckily, Wyoming's highways have plenty of turnouts, so you can usually find a nearby spot to put them on.
5. Start filling up your TV show lists now.
Winter is a long season in the West. Start making your movie and show lists now and you'll won't have to spend hours scrolling through the listings.
6. Break out the snowshoes.
You can still head out into the great wide open when the weather is wicked. Learn how to snowshoe and you'll experience a whole new winter wonderland in your favorite Wyoming parks.
7. Make sure you have all the right gear when you go out adventuring.
You don't want to be wearing cotton socks when your feet get wet from fresh snow! Take the time to invest in some quality outdoor clothing and you'll be much warmer and much happier this season.
8. Always keep a power bank nearby.
Cold weather depletes batteries, so keep an extra power supply nearby for your phone - particularly when traveling. Car chargers aren't useful if you get stranded, or break down.
9. Find a way to enjoy the brisk and sometimes brutal weather, and you'll change your whole attitude about the season!
If you're one of those people who can't stand the cold, well, you live in the wrong place. But if you find yourself struggling with winter blues, plan some fun and head out into the wind prepared for the best season of the year.
Are you ready for winter in Wyoming? Share your best seasonal tips in the comments below!