Oh Snowy Days
With light snow falling the visibility was quickly being reduced, sometimes to 200 meters or less, as I rambled along the ridges of this valley that the Bow river flows through south of Langdon AB.
With -10C showing on the thermometer when I left my truck behind, it was imperative that I was able to keep warm while out in the hills for a couple of hours.
Besides my wool jacket and toque you see, I was also layered up starting with fleece longjohns the foundation everything else is built on.
With all the space age materials that clothing is made from today, we tend to forget that a quality wool product like the 100% wool jacket I'm wearing keeps the wind at bay, and wool is highly water-resistant as well.
Another quality of wool is the fact that it retains its capability of still keeping you warm even if it does becomes wet,
On this day I'm wearing wool socks as I always do, and again its the only choice to reach for when wearing hiking boots. Wool socks are far superior to cotton to prevent blisters forming on your feet from moisture building up, especially while hiking in the summer months.
Cotton will hold moisture against your feet potentially causing blisters, where-as wool will wick it away from your feet.
Staying nice and warm, I had fun tramping around in the snow, and with the sounds being muffled by the snow coming down, I felt like I was in my own little world.
Of course besides enjoying myself, the main reason I was out and about on a snowy winter day, was to continue running tests on my newly built traditional back quiver, and its proving to be a winner.
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Here's a closer look at my back quiver and other support accessories.....
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