(StatePoint) Whether you’re doing chores in the yard or going on an outdoor adventure, activities that take place outside come with their own set of challenges, particularly in colder weather.
You can make all your outdoor activities safer and more effective this winter with these suggestions.
Keep Your Hands Warm
Your extremities are the first to suffer from the chill, so keep your hands warm at all times to prevent frostbite. Keep in mind that, these days, a good pair of gloves means touchscreen functionality so you won’t have to remove them every time you use your devices.
While there are a lot of stylish options on the market that work great for your day-to-day life, you’ll want to pick up an additional pair that’s designed specifically for sports performance and utility, so whether you’re pitching a tent or tinkering with the car, your hands will stay toasty.
Gassing up the snow blower? Trail-bound and preparing the ATV? Using your chainsaw to cut wood for the fireplace? You can improve the experience of fueling your equipment with innovative storage tools. If you’re still using leaky metal cans to store gasoline, diesel or kerosene, consider upgrading to a fuel can system such as the new SmartControl system from Scepter.
Crafted with a unique push spout that provides a clean, fast and hassle-free pour, and constructed of durable and safe high-density polyethylene, it makes fueling easier, faster, cleaner and safer. What’s more, you’ll end up saving fuel -- and money -- as its design, which is available in 1-, 2-, and 5-gallon sizes, eliminates messy spills. And, its user-controlled flow makes it easier to direct the amount of fuel being dispensed.
When you’re hitting the road for an outdoor adventure, be sure your car is stocked with an emergency kit. Should you get lost or encounter car troubles along the way, you’ll be prepared. Include such essentials as jumper cables, road maps (yes paper ones -- should your GPS device lose power or you go offline), a blanket, warm clothes, first aid supplies, a flashlight, extra batteries, bottled water, and nutrition, such as granola bars. This will help keep you safe in unforeseen circumstances, and offer you peace of mind the rest of the time.
This winter, have the tools and information you need to do all your favorite outdoor activities safely and effectively.