From deciding what to wear to knowing what to pack, preparing for outdoor escapades can be daunting. This can be especially true when the whole family is setting out together. In recent years, the U.S. has seen a 72% increase in camping households annually. With more and more people heading outdoors in style, weather-resistant technology has subsequently advanced.
Not only has this tech developed to improve survival, but also to enhance personal comfort. Before you hit the trails, it’s important to research necessary gear as well as some of the optional entertainment supplies. Here is a brief rundown of various, weather-resistant equipment for you to ponder ahead of your next trip to the great outdoors.
Starting with the basics are water-resistant socks, shoes and gloves. When trekking through snow up a mountain or exploring waterfalls in spring, having extremities covered with watertight gear can make all the difference. Modern improvements to hiking boots work to maintain comfortably dry feet and help prevent frostbite when combined with insulating wool socks. Similarly, high-tread water shoes can keep feet dry and provide traction on slick surfaces averting injuries from falling.
You may find a pair of close-toed water shoes a must for canoeing, snorkeling and other water-based excursions. If you’re planning to stay outdoors overnight, there is a wide range of gear you may want to pack. From weatherproofed tents to camp stoves, the list can be extensive. Reviewing camping guides is a great place to start. However, there are quite a few exciting new tools and gadgets worth considering as well.
One such important mention is lanterns and flashlights that are virtually indestructible and won’t let you down in inclement weather. Many campsites prohibit campfires due to the risks of wildfires, but not to worry, lighting has come a long way. Having a waterproof flashlight capable of recharging or running on batteries is essential to pack in case of emergencies, camping or otherwise.
Another item to bear in mind is a highly durable utility case. Storing phones, keys and other precious objects in a portable “safe” can put a mind at ease and weather-resistant models can safeguard them come rain or shine. A final mention when it comes to innovative gear is portable solar technology. Designed to recharge batteries on the go, items such as foldable solar power kits are durably built to withstand temperature changes and resist corrosion from the elements. Plus, they are an environmentally friendly way to power devices in the wilderness.
While you might not need gloves or a utility case on every adventure, it’s not a bad idea to keep them handy. Preparing for the elements — no matter how experienced or inexperienced a person may be in the outdoors — is always advised. For additional examples of weatherproof equipment, please see the accompanying resource.
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