I've heard the old saying that "1/3 of your body heat is lost though your head", it's often cited as a reason to wear a hat on a cold day in the mountains. Is this actually true? Are their any ...
A 4-season tent is a tent suitable for winter use; for example, see this post. According to sectionhiker, the phrase is actually a misnomer: Moreover the phrase “4 season tent” is a misnomer ...
If the daily air temperature is between 0 °C to 14 °C, what sort of temperature would be found within caves? Will it be any colder or warmer? The caves in question (Wombeyan) do not go terribly far ...
If I understand wind-chill (which I probably don't), the air feels colder because your body doesn't have as much time to heat the air as it passes by. But in that case it seems like there should be a ...
What is a place in the U.S.A that is between 40-60 degrees year round and doesn't get a ton of rain?
I just wanted to know what place in america has forest, temperature ranges from 40-60 degrees year round, does NOT rain for days on end, and rarely gets snow. I tried looking around on the internet ...
Many mountain hikers recommend drinking hot fluids, because they provide a lot of energy. According to the discussion "Does eating snow help dehydration?", the actual calorie gain is minimal, however ...
My girlfriend and I are going camping in Europe this summer and are starting off in Spain. We have this tent, and are looking into sleeping bags. We have also been keeping an eye on the weather in ...
In the near future I will have to prepare myself for a Siberia expedition. During the winter, average temperatures in Siberia range from -10°F (-23°C) to below -50°C (-45°F).1 What should I ...
Weather forecasters often give two tempertures, the actual air temperature and a 'feel like' temperture that takes into account wind speed. Is there a rule of thumb for calcualting the 'feels like ...
What are the higher heat loss areas of the body and how can I reduce heat loss in those areas?
an emergency blanket has two sides, one orange and one silver. Which one should I keep on the inside?