Do you live in the northern climates? Are you a die hard hiker but struggle at times to battle the weather? Do you have kids that make it even harder to get out and go for it?
We live in the Pacific Northwest which can offer some of the nastiest weather known to man. Have you spent a winter in 35 degree Fahrenheit with rain? That’s where we live and it can feel a heck of a lot colder that 15 degrees with no precipitation.
It’s bone chilling baby!
So, do we stay tucked inside the house during the winter? Hell no! We just make sure to have the best gear and stay as comfortable as possible while we are out. But, for us with 2 young kids, they are the big challenge. How to we make sure they can have a good day on the trail.
I really just wanted to get you thinking about this today, and I’ll be following up with you soon. Here’s how I usually gear up: polypropolene bottoms with light pants over the top. light socks with good medium hiking boots. Polypropolene lightweight top with a hoodie. A down vest of medium fill and a light rain coat if needed. Add a stocking cap and fingerless wood gloves and I’m good to go.
How about you? What’s your favorite piece of gear? Leave a comment below if you have a chance.