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Beating the Cold

Traders- Hints & Tips

A few tips for stall holders from those willing to share their trade secrets.

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When you can’t just jump in a hot tub!

Not that jumping in a hot tub is everyone’s favourite pastime but when you are colder than you have ever been, stood for hours on a stall, it might feel like the only answer.

So it’s 1 or 2 degrees and common sense would say to move around, keep walking, get a hot drink but when you are trapped behind your stall you can’t walk away and get a hot drink and go inside to warm up. Here are a few tips for stall holders from those willing to share their trade secrets.

Thermal Insoles:

These are thermal & sheepskin insoles/shoe liners. I guess you would have to have a pair of boots with ample room, but these are that good they should be sold with your stall apparently! There are a huge variety of choice but I found these on amazon, click here to link.

Hot Rox:

Little electronic hand warmers for those that haven’t heard of them and they do have pretty good reviews on amazon. Keep the batteries topped up and you should be ok. Simply hold them in your hands and avoid loosing a finger or two. Click here to link to Hot Rox.

Natural fibres:

I was bought a pair of Alpaca wool/hair socks by my brother when he went travelling to South America and these are fantastic. This can extend to any item of clothing made from natural fibres. Whilst I wouldn’t suggest them as an under garment as they would be far too itchy, a jumper made from natural fibres definitely retains more of your own body heat and will assist in avoiding heat loss for at least a few hours.

Yoga Mat:

I am not going to suggest yoga mid–market but a mat on the floor at the back of the stall is essential. It helps to provide insulation between the ground and your feet and it does really work. Once the icy temperature of the floor begins to radiate through to your body it keeps working its way up. The barrier of the mat or something equally insulating is such a good tool to slow the chilling process.


I hope you have found these tips useful and if you have any more then let me know and I will share. Only a few more months until summer! Happy trading.

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