Winter Gear

One of the most frequent questions that I get is “How do you survive the winter?” – and I love answering this one.  I actually grew up in Florida, so temperatures below 30 degrees were something completely new to me. And so was snow – I recently upgraded to an all -wheel drive SUV to deal with driving in that, but I won’t get into that here.

The funny thing is, is that with the proper winter attire and gear, you might actually be less cold than you are in a late-fall outing.  I’m not sure who originally said it, but there’s a saying that “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing choices” – and after three brutal Northeast winters, I fully believe that statement.

Layering System

Learn about the concept of layering and the system that I use when hiking in the cold.

Winter Traction

Learn more about what you need to start hiking on snow and ice!