Stay Warm On the Trail and In Camp
On the trail and in camp, beat the cold with these tips.
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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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