How to avoid getting too cold – 10 concrete tips

How to avoid getting too cold – 10 concrete tips

Winter brings a magical wonderland of snow-covered landscapes and crisp, chilly air. However, for outdoor enthusiasts, the cold can sometimes be a barrier to enjoying nature to the fullest.


The good news is, with the right knowledge and proper gear, you can beat the chill and embark on wonderful winter adventures. Here are 10 concrete tips on how to avoid getting too cold outdoors:

1. Layer on layer

Embrace the multi-layer principle by wearing multiple thin layers rather than a few bulky garments. This helps trap and retain heat more effectively, providing better insulation against the cold.

2. Lighten up during activity

When you're on the move, your body generates heat. Lighten your clothing to avoid sweating excessively, as staying dry is key to staying warm. Choose materialss that wick moisture away from your body, such as wool.

3. Reinforce during breaks

During periods of inactivity, your body's heat production decreases. Compensate for this by reinforcing your clothing, even if you don't feel a chill setting in. Be proactive in maintaining a comfortable temperature.

4. Ventilate more

Take advantage of the ventilation options in your clothing to regulate your body heat without having to change outfits. Proper ventilation allows you to adapt to changing activity levels and external conditions.

5. Change socks – often

Keep your feet dry by changing socks regularly. This helps prevent chafing and coldness in the lower extremities. Opt for moisture-wicking socks to keep your feet warm and comfortable.

6. Drink warm drinks

Consuming warm drinks allows your body to focus on keeping you warm instead of having to warm up the consumed liquid. Additionally, it's a great way to warm frozen hands and it often provides an immediate warming feeling. So, don't forget to pack a thermos with your very favorite hot drink when you head out into the cold.

7. Eat properly

Your body's heat production, known as "thermogenesis," is influenced by both movement and the food you consume. Fuel your body with energy-rich foods to enhance its natural ability to stay warm.

8. Insulate against cold from the ground

Whether you're standing or sitting, use a sleeping pad or a similar insulating material to protect yourself from the cold ground. This is particularly important during periods of inactivity.

9. Hot water in a bottle

When it's really cold, you can pour hot water into a bottle and keep it inside your jacket. Just like a portable element, it can provide additional warmth when the temperatures drop. Did you know that many of Garphyttan's jackets come with large inner pockets that are perfect for this purpose?

10. Wax outerwear

Improve the wind and water repellency of your outerwear by waxing  it. This simple technique helps you stay dry, which is crucial for maintaining warmth in cold weather. Stay dry = stay warm. 



By incorporating these tips into your winter outdoor routine, you can make the most of the season without letting the cold hinder your adventures. Stay warm, stay dry, and enjoy the beauty of winter in all its glory!

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