Stay Warm On the Trail and In Camp

On the trail and in camp, beat the cold with these tips.
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On the trail and in camp, beat the cold with these tips.

Heading high in the mountains, or somewhere chilly--like your first winter campout. Stay warm with these tips.

On the trail: Choose rest spots protected from the wind, and pull on an extra layer during halts in the action. Stay hydrated and snack often.

In camp: Avoid pitching your tent in a valley, where cold air settles. Put on dry socks, a hat, and more layers. Rewarm your feet by swinging your legs to force blood to the toes. Still cold? Press your feet against a partner's belly, or sprinkle cayenne pepper in the tips of your socks.

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