What to pack for Iowa

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    by SoccerGirl09 Written Sep 2, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: If you are going to go around Iowa, you will need a large bag :)

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The reason for that is because if you stay a year (Like I did the fist time) you will see the four seasons of the year, and they are pretty strong too :) So, you need lots of winter clothes. The winter in Iowa is pretty strong. You will need lots of summer clothes because the summer here is pretty hot. regarding to fall and spring, you will have to have lost of other types of clothes because you are going to be pretty wet.. It rains quite a bit :)

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: For Medical stuff, you will probably need a standard kit. There is nothing special about Iowa that will make you with some deadly disease or anything :))Well

    Photo Equipment: You wont need any specil type of cameras. but certainly, be sure to bring one. there is a lot to take pictures of. As I said before, Iowa has all the four seasons, and each of them are just beautiful.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Something that is not too good about Iowa is because here is pretty flat. There is no mountains or beaches. But we always can go camping in the woods, or fishing in the lakes!

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    by dzni Written Aug 26, 2002

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Weather can be warm in summer, but evenings should be pleasant. Even the days aren't necessarily unbearable in the summer. Winter I've heard it gets very cold and there's lots of snow... but then, that's the midwest for you! :)

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    by erikajj Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In the Summer months, late May through mid-September: it is very muggy and warm. I would pack short pants and short-sleeves for casual wear. In the evening, you may want a light jacket on hand, but you may not need it. You will also want rain gear, like an umbrella and rain coat.

    In the Winter months, generally late October through mid-March: it is snowy and very very cold. Layers are always best with a very warm top coat. Ideally, your top coat will also be waterproof. Tall boots, mittens, and a scarf are nice to have and a HAT is essential.

    In the Spring and Fall: the weather is less predictable. Again, layers are great, such as short-sleeves with a sweater and a top coat. But, be prepared for anything.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: In the summer, bug spray is good to have on hand, especially if you are near the water. In the winter, bring lotion and lip balm, as the skin can become very dry.

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    by KLomaskin Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring lots of lycra/spandex bike clothing. The tighter, the better.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring lots of A&D ointment for your sore behind at the end of the day.

    Photo Equipment: Make sure to bring a camera because you never know when you will run into a celebrity at the lunch counter in the Texaco. Here you see us with Tom Arnold.

    Miscellaneous: A fuzzy bike seat works wonders.

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    by Ukarumpa Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Bag? No specific type of bag, it's fairly civilised. :>

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: DEFINITELY cold-weather clothes. I severely underestimated how cold it would be and paid for it... literally, we had to go to WalMart and the Goodwill to buy clothes for me.

    Miscellaneous: gloves. preferably thermal.

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    by kim83_50158 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Well, first, clothes-you should wear layers-no matter what part of the year it is. You never know when the temperature will change, because it frequently changes within a time period. So, a t-shirt and a sweater or sweatshirt are basically a must year-round. Pants are good for year-round, though you may get hot during the summer(it can easily get above 100 degrees F). Shorts are good, but I definitely wouldn't recommend them in the winter. Heavy winter coats are also a must in the winter(it can get 20-30 under 0 degrees F some days). So, as you can see, Iowa's weather is never constant and usually rises or drops in temp quickly, so layering would be a very wise clothing decision. Just have some options!!

    For your other weather gear, your coat should probably work in rain, sleet, snow and wind. Your shoes should also be multi-purpose. Just use your judgement!

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    by alicetoo Written Aug 24, 2002

    Luggage and bags: When visiting Iowa you must take into account what season it is...we have 4 seasons in Iowa,unlike some states.Be sure to pack accordingly..=-)

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Family Travel

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: We have a really great park close to us.Geode State Park.It has camping with camper or tent.There's great fishing there.You can rent boats to fish,paddle boats,and there's a beach(in season).Great family fun.

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