Whether you are playing in the snow, walking in the woods, or walking around town, having a good boot is essential for keeping your feet warm and dry. But are all winter boots waterproof? Let’s … Read more
First, what are ski skins? Ski skins, also called climbing skins, are long pieces of nylon or mohair that attach to the bottom of skis. Once upon a time, they were actually made from seal … Read more
Ah, the great debate. Mittens or gloves? Well, what’s best for you really depends on warmth vs utility. The important thing is what works best for you. But, which is really warmer, mittens or gloves? … Read more
The biggest reason people don’t go camping in the winter is that, well, it’s fricken cold. Who wants to sleep outside in 40, 30, or even 20 degree weather? Well, it can be a … Read more
Why trail runners for winter hiking? They keep your feet warm and comfortable even in long hikes.
Snow blindness (formally referred to as photokeratitis) is sunburn of the eyes caused by the sun’s UV rays. Snow blindness becomes more of a problem at higher altitudesÂ and in polar regions, though it doesn’t require … Read more
Sometimes when we think of frostbite, we think of toes and fingers turning black and falling off. This type of frostbite can lead to an amputation, but it’s not that is common among hikers. However, … Read more