We’ve all been on that trip where we were caught out in the cold. An unexpected storm rolls in, you left your down jacket in the car, or your feet got wet during a river crossing. Getting warm in the wilderness can be challenging sometimes, but luckily, Infuze has put together this quick list of tips to help you stay warm on your next outing. When you’re looking for a way to put water enhancers in your Camelbak, check out our Infuze Hydro!
A long-time favorite of any regular camper and backpacker. A hot drink before bed or right as you wake up can warm your body and soul. Sometimes just the extra heat from the beverage is enough to warm your hands as you hold your cup. A calorie-rich drink like hot cocoa also provides your body with more nutrients to burn and heats your body that way.
Hot water bottle at night
One of the unsung heroes of the backcountry. Most water bottles are durable enough that you can pour hot water into them without fear of them melting or releasing chemicals. Before you head to your sleeping bag for the night, do yourself a favor and pour the last of your hot water from your round of hot drinks into your water bottle. As you sleep, tuck the warm bottle against your stomach, near or feet, or by your head. The ambient heat from the warm water will diffuse from the bottle, and warm up you and your sleeping bag.
Most people are probably rolling their eyes at this tip. Of course, if you want to stay warm you’ll bring an extra layer. But layering is an art form, and there are little things that even pros sometimes miss. As you pack for your outing, make sure to take the weather into account. Based on climate and elevation, you’ll experience different weather patterns, but cold can be experienced in any environment. Make sure you have a good base layer, a cozy mid-layer, and outer layer to cut wind and rain. When you’re heading to bed, it’s never a bad idea to pop a knit cap or beanie on your head. You’ll thank yourself later when you sleep soundly through the night with a warm noggin.
For many, when they get cold, they literally and figuratively freeze up. They start shivering fiercely and don’t want to move for fear of exposing themselves to more cold. Resist this tendency to freeze up, and get moving. Even gentle movements like walking, or swinging your arms and legs can increase the circulation in your appendages and you’ll warm up faster than if you were to sit still.
Counter to popular belief, staying hydrated does help to keep you warm. Your body uses fluids to stay to maintain its core temperature. Many studies of hypothermia have found that dehydrated patients experience symptoms of hypothermia faster than hydrated ones.
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