One of the best but also the harsh season is winter. Especially
when you are planning to go to place where there is snow. Below are few things
which can help you stay healthy and happy during winter and in snow.
- Thermals: Most important to carry a full pair
(Top & Bottom) of thermals when you are in temperature below 5 and in minus.
Good quality thermal will help you protect from the cold and also give you warmth
- Socks: During winters it is important to keep
your feet warm. Woolen socks are apt choice. Other materials are also good as
long as they keep your feet warm and dry.
- Shoes or Boots: In normal cold climate any type
of shoes or boots will be ok but if you are planning to visit snowy place then
shoes which are of non-cloth material will be good. Also for boots, go with
leather or plastic boots and height more than ankle length.
- Jacket and Sweater: If you are staying in cold
place for longer time, then it is important to invest in good quality jackets. Short
jackets or long jacket, a good fit is must. If you are travelling for a shorter
duration to cold places, it is better to wear sweater as most of us will be
having sweater more than a jacket. Jacket can be of various materials but try
and ignore leather as they are for fashion only and don’t help face cold.
- Shawl, scarf or muffler: Apart from feet, one
should also keep neck area warm. For that you can use shawl, scarf or muffler
for guys. Wrap around your neck and you are good to face cold winter.
- Cap or Hat: Cover your head. Cap, monkey cap,
hat, scarf.. Options are many.
- Gloves: These are necessary if you are staying
in snow area for longer time. Woolen will keep your hands warm but when in
snow opt for leather gloves as they won’t sock water.
- Sunscreen and Moisturizer: The skin tends to
become very dry during winters. Invest in good moisturizer. Whether it is
summer or winter, sun is always on your head. Sunscreen is must especially when
you are on hilly area.
- Sunglasses: Again a protection from sun.
Apart from the above essentials, below are few tips for
survival in snow.
- Plastic Bag: Sometime, snow goes inside your
shoes and makes your feet cold. Wear plastic bag after you wear your socks. This
will prevent direct contact of snow with socks and keep your feet dry.
- Layering: Even after wearing thermals, people
feel cold. In such cases, add layer to your clothing. I used to wear thermal,
sweater and jacket. It is ok to wear many layers as long as it keeps you warm.
- Polyester track pants: Walking in snow means you
are going to fall a lot. Any activity in snow is bit difficult to do if you are
new. During such times, avoid wearing jeans. As jeans will keep on socking the
water from the snow and after some time it will be completely socked in water. Wear
polyester track pants with thermal inside. This material will not absorb water
and keep you bottoms dry even if you fall many times.
- Precaution with Heater: heater has tendency to
absorb water from the surrounding. Generally it also absorbs water from person’s
body and it will make you feel nausea and dehydrated. In such cases, keep half
water filled glass next to heater to avoid dehydration.
Don’t be scared, enjoy the lovely weather and have fun with
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