On all but the hot, dry days, you and your children should wear multiple layers of clothing that provide various levels of protection against sweat, heat loss, wind and potentially rain. Layering works because the type of clothing you select for each stratum serves a different function, such as wicking moisture or shielding against wind. In addition, trapped air between each layer of clothing is warmed by the child’s body heat. Layers also can be added or taken off as…Continue
Added by Rob Bignell on December 9, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
When hiking with children, always dress for the weather. For example, a light-colored and loose-fitting T-shirt is a must on hot, sunny summer days and in desert areas, a windbreaker a must in windy climes, and a water-resistant rain jacket in wet areas.
Some parents prefer to dress their kids in bright clothes on hikes, as they’re easier to…Continue
Added by Rob Bignell on November 21, 2011 at 8:37am — No Comments