If you’re the outdoorsy type, then you probably enjoy exploring the great outdoors all year-round, even on those bone-chilling winter days. There’s something tranquil and soothing about taking a long hike or snow shoeing through a beautiful winter wonderland scene, but there are always dangers when braving the great outdoors including hypothermia and frostbite. The best thing you can do is prepare yourself so here are a few tips.
Bundle up - Make sure to wear the appropriate clothing and always carry a sturdy back pack, that way you can bring extra layers or take off layers in case the temperature rises or drops.
Bring liquids - You lose as much water exercising in the cold so make sure you bring enough water to keep properly hydrated. A large thermos is also a must to keep hot liquids or foods, such as soups and chilis, from getting cold. You should also have some snacks handy, like roasted pumpkin seeds or granola, or why not mix the two together?
Bring a friend - Accidents happen, so if you’re exploring the great outdoors, you should always bring someone with you. You many need more than their shoulder to lean on.
Here are my top www.chicken.ca food picks for a winter wonderland adventure.
Here’s a hearty protein-packed soup that you can make ahead of time and freeze in batches. Thaw a serving or two the night before. All you have to do the next day is heat it up and plop it in your thermos!
This chili may be milder than the traditional version but it still bursting with flavour!
If you like Pho, then you’ll love this much easier-to-make version that will bring you the ultimate comfort and warmth on a cold winter day.
Do you have an outdoor winter activity tip or recipe you’d like to share with us? Please let us know in the comments.