Layering & staying warm on hikes.

Scouts camp year round, and you probably have concerns about keeping your Scout warm!  Well the best and most flexible way to stay warm in the backcountry is layering.  You have probably heard this phrase before – dress in layers for hiking.  Does it work, yes and proven by thousands of hikers around the world.

There are three layers – base layer, middle layer and outer layer. The base layer – next to the skin layer is probably the most important layer as it regulates your body temperature.  The middle layer insulates you from the cold and keeps you warm.  Finally there is the outer layer that protects you from wind and the rain.

Watch this short video from boy scouts premier backpacking destination Philmont Ranch to find out more!

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