SUMMARY OF POINTS ON OUTDOOR CLOTHING    from Honora

 

NZ has a maritime climate i.e. a wide variety of weather conditions are encountered on trips. When you’re moving you’re hot but when you stop you can get cold. So it’s important to not only have the right clothes but to wear them appropriately. Otherwise you can run into problems of morale, accidents, hypo/hyperthermia, frostbite or dehydration

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Camping in the Snow

From Honora

 

Selection

Avoid avalanche path

Consider morning sun. Can find direction of south-east with compass and ensure view.

Wind, can observe trees and tussock if applicable or the presence of cornices, flagging, etching.

Avoid drifts as this indicates the deposition of snow. Keep a few feet from the back of a drift.

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Blister Prevention                   From Kev

 

I did some research and this is what I found

    • Tincture of benzion (seems to be used in aromatherapy a lot) can be used to harden your feet before going tramping.

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