A few simple
tricks can eliminate many small inconveniences of
- Designate specific jacket pockets
for your hat and gloves so you can easily keep
track of them.
- Keep an energy bar in a pocket
close to your body to avoid breaking your teeth
on a frozen, rock-hard snack.
- Carry a thermos
with a hot beverage inside for stomach-warming
- Don a neck gaiter or liner balaclava
to keep your chin and neck warm.
- Wear liner
gloves for extra hand warmth and cold-weather
tasks that require dexterity.
- Attach a keychain
thermometer to your pack to keep track of
- Shop for snowshoes that
compactly nest together for packing convenience.
- If you’re wearing crampons, choose gaiters with
heavy-duty fabric around the ankles to minimize
tears and punctures.
(Photograph by Jerry and Marcy Monkman.)
Labels: Hiking, Winter