First post here. I will be leaving (flying) for Fairbanks in late August where I'll be attending University of Alaska Fairbanks for 5 years. (doing a double degree of German and Mech. Engineering) I have lived in cold weather before (Germany, Maryland & Michigan) but 200 miles below the Arctic Circle will be something new for me. I am in AZ right now so some things for extreme cold I will have to buy once I get up there. Still, what would you guys insist on me having before or getting right when I get up there? What should I be prepared for once I am there? (cold, haha)
Also, I have about 20-25 guns here that I am looking at possibly-eventually-bringing up to Alaska. How should I do this? I believe sending them would be much too expensive and it would take a long time to get them up to Alaska during my flights between here and there. I have both hunting/c&r type rifles as well as some "AW" types (AK's, FAL's) so I don't know if I could take them through Canada on a road trip later on. What do you guys think? I have a great uncle in Fairbanks who would look after my guns (I hear the University is a little apprehensive about guns-no surprise there. haha)
Just looking for some advice from those with experience in the extreme cold. I am planning on hiking, camping, hunting, etc. once I get situated up there, but for now I am just concerned about what I'll need while living the dorm life.
All advice is welcome and thanks in advance,
PS: I have done some searching on the board and have found some good info so far. Just looking for some extra advice since, as a college student, my situation will be different than most.