Tips for Staying Warm in the Woods

Hunting AttireWith summer winding down, that means colder months are ahead. So if you’re planning on heading out into the woods this fall, follow these tips to help keep yourself warm.

Wear a Hat

This may seem like a no-brainer, but wearing a hat is very important to staying warm in the woods. A great deal of body heat escapes through the top of your head. By wearing a hat, you keep all of that heat in and keep your head and body warm.

Dress Smart

Be sure to dress comfortably. By this, we mean make sure you wear things that aren’t too tight or don’t sit right on you. This will make you uncomfortable, causing you to shift and move which will then allow heat to escape your body leaving you cold and upset.

Stay Out of the Wind

It’s bad enough that the temperature is low but add it in with some high winds and conditions will be flat out miserable. So while you’re out in the woods, do what you can to block the wind from hitting you. This will keep you from being cold and from potentially being wind burned.

Stay Active but Don’t Sweat

This is kind of a double-edged sword. Make sure you stay active while out but be careful not to overdo it. If you do, you may start to sweat, which will make your clothes wet. This will cause you to be uncomfortable and run the risk of being cold and getting sick if the temperature is low enough.


Build a Fire

If you have the supplies on you, don’t hesitate to stop and make a fire to warm yourself up. It doesn’t need to be a huge fire but rather just a small quick one to get you back up to a normal temperature.
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