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Utah Adventure: Before heading out in the cold, learn how to layer clothing for warmth

Posted at 1:18 PM, Jan 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 15:18:11-05

Joe Donnell with Rockport State Park tells us three things to remember when layering clothing for warmth in cold temperatures.

CONDUCTION AND CONVECTION: Your base layer & think long underwear and thick, wool socks & keeps you from losing heat through conduction.  Wearing an external, wind- and water-proof but breathable layer will protect you from heat loss through convection.

SHIVERING IS A WARNING SIGN: Think of shivering as a warning sign that you need to get yourself someplace warmer, fast. When your skin temperature drops, shivering kicks in to keep your core temperature from falling, too.

HYDRATION: Staying hydrated is also key.  Your body will tolerate the cold much better if food and water balance are maintained.

For more information about the fun winter activities at Utah State Parks, go here.