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Winter HammockingThough it might seem far from a wonderland at times, with freezing temperatures and icy sidewalks, winter has a lot to offer the outdoor adventurer. For the adventurous spirit, cooler temps open up the door for skiing, snowboarding, and all kinds of winter treks. When there is snow, even a familiar neighborhood can become an exciting new world of sledding, snowball fights, and shenanigans! Any winter activity will require special some preparation. From keeping your head, hands, and feet comfortably warm, to making sure you don’t lose any toes to frostbite, the proper precautions can make a huge difference. Here are some ways to make sure you’re not caught off-guard before going into the great outdoors this winter: The items you pack will depend on your specific activity. For example, if you are running in the cold weather, you should dress in layers; you can take some off if you get warm, or put more on if you get too cold. In the winter, you should always have extra gloves, hats, sweaters, and socks in case you need to layer up or if your clothes get wet — especially if your plans involve snow. Certainly, the equipment you need depends...
Fall may have only just begun, but it’s about time to start planning winter trips. With many people hesitant to take the standard Caribbean winter escape due to Zika concerns, it’s time to start thinking outside the box when it comes to winter getaways.
With the weather cooling down, many people are starting to once again enjoy the outdoors and head out on hiking adventures all over the world. This is not only a great way to experience all that Mother Nature has to provide, but can be an excellent source of exercise and a great way to increase your health and energy levels. But whether you are planning a short day hike or a longer excursion taking several days or more, make sure you are well prepared and have all the gear you might need for any situation.   Clothing One of the biggest dangers when hiking during the winter is injury due to exposure. The strenuous workout can sometimes play havoc on your internal temperature gauge and make you think you don’t need as much clothing. Unfortunately this is only true while you are in the hike itself. As soon as you stop moving, the sweat from hiking reacts with the colder air and causes a drastic and immediate temperature drop on your skin and extremities. Make sure that when you head out in the winter that you have adequate gear. It’s always better to have too much clothes than not enough...
As the number of days sitting behind desk dwindle before the holiday break, the number of winter hammocking dreams grow! But hammocking in cold weather is no picnic in the park.

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