9. Good winter gear - Now is not the time to be a pansy about wearing a hat or insulated snow boots. You need a good parka, mittens or gloves with liners, a scarf, a hat, ear warmers, water-proof boots, and long underwear. There are some excellent high-tech, man-made fibers now, but I have found that if you use what protects animals out in nature, you can't go wrong: wool, cashmere, mohair, angora, down, fur. Now don't go getting your silkies in a knot because I used the f-word. The only fur I own is a pair of possum fur nipple warmers, so leave your spray paint in your garage for another day.