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Why We Say “Cotton Kills”

2021-01-26T08:57:31-05:00

The phrase “cotton kills” is an old adage in outdoor recreation circles. Though it might sound dramatic, this statement is actually supported by science. Cotton greatly increases the risk of hypothermia for outdoor recreators because a) it absorbs significantly more water than other fabrics, and b) loses the ability to READ MORE

Winter Day-Hiking Gear List: Are You Prepared?

2021-01-26T08:57:40-05:00

November 6th, 2019 Even though it says November in our calendars, winter is here in the Adirondack High Peaks. Packing for winter hikes is more involved than preparing for summer excursions. Conditions vary greatly, so being prepared for a host of situations is key to staying safe and comfortable in READ MORE