As all winter campers know, things can get very cold in some parts of the world when going on an outdoor adventure. There are three main areas of the body that you should focus on to make sure you keep warm. These are the head, hands, and feet.
When it comes to the head, you can actually lose a lot of body heat from it, sometimes up to about 70 per cent. This makes it essential to wear a hat while hiking or camping in the cold. In fact, if your toes are cold, you should put on a hat to keep the heat in the rest of your body. Balaclavas can be quite versatile and effective and facemasks are ideal in windy conditions as they help fight off frostbite.
The best way to keep your hands warm is to wear mittens as they’re warmer than gloves due to the fact your fingers basically keep each other warm. If you wear gloves, the fingers are isolated. You may also want to use “idiot strings” to make sure you don’t lose the mitts in the snow.
However, it’s also a good idea to take a long a pair of gloves too as you may need to use your fingers for certain things and gloves offer better dexterity.
To keep your feet warm, you need to wear the right type of footwear and this really depends on the types of activities you’ll be engaged in, as well as the environment and temperature. This includes hiking, skiing and snowshoeing as there are different styles of boots that are geared towards each activity.