@PocketBrain I have a pair of mukluks. They are made of moose and caribou hide, made by a women in Fort Albany. She needed to know my marital status before she made them for me as that affected the beading. They are much warmer than most boots in northern Canadian winters (AKA when the usual temp range is 20-40 below most days/nights).
@gominosensei Nope not kidding. I worked for outward bound in Canada at one point in my life. The Albany River trip ended there. I had them made for me for the upcoming winter. Beading - you cross the flower stems if someone is married, they are uncrossed if you are not.
I have been known to use a 55 (or larger) gallon garbage bag when caught in the rain. Was once on campus walking past the student newspaper office and they took a photo of me wearing a huge garbage bag I had gotten from a janitor along with a gallon ziplock bag that I used as a hat to keep my head dry.
@mike808 You are so welcome troll. That is likely better than supporting the get pneumonia health care industry sitting in A/C while drenched because I forgot my umbrella or didn’t bring it because I didn’t know it was going to rain. They use more plastic in that industry.
@goldnectar MacGyver might not - no duct tape or gum involved. Although does it count that I currently have my fender liners held on by lock ties and my died at 25 and 3 mo old ghetto van had a slash in its sheet metal (done finals week likely done by a disgruntled student - person did this to every car in the faculty parking lot) that I “mended” with bathtub silicone caulk. No rust 7 years later when the van croaked.
@olperfesser When I used to take JD’s canoeing across the state of Florida the daily, 2-3PM as regular as clockwork thunder and lightening storms were so much fun. Especially when in a canoe and no good place to get on dry land (like where the Suwannee River is so wide and marshy).
either nothing (because i’d just be running errands and don’t care if i get wet going from car to house or store to car) or bring/wear something with a hood. i live in the city, umbrellas are for tourists. no galoshes as i’m usually wearing boots anyway, or sneakers that aren’t precious.
if i’m going out someplace i’d have dressed up for, i’d plan to take an uber or have my partner drop me at the door while he parks.
@RiotDemon yeah, anything even remotely water resistant is sweat city for me, i hate that damp sticky feeling. would rather wear nothing and just get wet. if it’s cold enough i just wear a regular zip hoodie. of course i don’t have occasion these days to be outside for long (like sporting events, walking to work, working outdoors etc) and boston isn’t exactly florida where it storms every day, heh. i might change my tune if my situation was different