Your hiking companion won’t hike in the bitter cold, so you compromise by taking the winters off. When spring arrives, you are eager to hit the trails. You head away from home at every opportunity. Life is good. But now summer temperatures have arrived. If there is Heat, […]
Despite covering your hands and feet during the frigid weather, you still find yourself suffering from icy toes and fingers. There are a couple of reasons why this happens. Your extremities are the furthest point from your torso (core), which is generating heat. If you do not have enough insulation covering your torso, your hands and toes will get colder. When the core is cold, blood is pulled away from the extremities, which makes the feet and toes feel colder. Sometimes an extra mid-layer shirt, or a warm hat will do more to keep the extremities warm than adding layers on the hands or feet. Also, drinking warm fluids will help warm up your core temperature quickly. Once your core is warm, excess heat is distributed to the extremities.
Most outdoor activities can be done year-round with the proper choice of clothing. Here we’ll discuss the best clothing to wear when backpacking or cycling, fabrics that wick away moisture, dry quickly, and are breathable.
Cold weather means everything takes longer. Anticipate and plan for the extra time needed. Be realistic when it comes to hiking mileage. Stop to rest when hiking. Excessive sweating and non-wicking clothing will make you colder. Protect exposed skin and lips with lip balm (SPF 15 […]
No cotton. Cotton absorbs perspiration and does not dry quickly. It also takes up too much space and weight for packing. A better option is organic cotton blended with faster-drying natural fabrics, such as Tencel (lyocell) or Bamboo. Tencel is a fabric produced from the pulp of […]