Well, it's that time of year again. Fortunately, it's only gone down to about -5C so far, but it will get colder. And I mean cold. -30C cold or colder. A typical mid-winter day here is anywhere between -15C and -30C, plus wind, and it gets fracking windy here in southern Manitoba. I've been taking along plastic zip-lock bags and sealing my equipment inside them (while I'm still out in the cold) before stepping back inside to a heated building/car/whatever and it's been working quite well to prevent condensation. I also bring a spare battery that I keep warm in my jacket pocket and swap it with the battery in the camera when I need to. I know there are some other folks here from around my area with similar winter conditions and I'd like to hear your experiences. Specifically, what other precautions can I take so that I don't damage my equipment? Can my DSLR handle it? I'm usually out for a couple of hours when I'm taking photos (you wouldn't believe how long it takes just to get dressed to go outdoors!) What else should I expect to happen in these winter temperatures? I've also been thinking about buying a manual-advance 35mm film camera so that I can advance film slowly in the bitter cold and avoid breaking from brittleness and ruining my exposures from static build-up. The n8008 advances film at 2 fps, is that too fast for when it's very cold? Is there a certain type of film I should use?