You know how terrible it is when your face becomes numb if you’ve ever camped out in the cold. The first time I travelled into the highlands in the winter, I had a little bit of a shock. I quickly had snot frozen to my face and began weeping that my nose would come out. I would want to tell you that I handled the terrible weather with elegance and tenacity. Get a custom balaclava or neck warmer the next time you go camping to keep your face warm. Additionally, you may draw up your hood, cover your face with a warm scarf, and zip your coat up. Additionally, think about using a mummy-style sleeping bag with an incorporated hood.
Instead of concentrating on warming their bodies, novice campers commonly make the error of attempting to heat their tents.
Various Face Coverings
I will offer you a little more information about each kind of face covering in this part so you can choose the one that best suits your requirements. Remember that it is challenging to rewarm your face once it has been chilly. To avoid being too chilly in the first place, it is thus preferable to take action early.
Your whole face, head, neck, and tops of your shoulders are concealed by a balaclava. The only openings are for your eyes and mouth, allowing you to see and breathe normally while being covered. Although balaclavas are arguably the best option for keeping your face warm when camping, they are not without drawbacks. I find them somewhat confining, and they limit your flexibility compared to a snood. People will feel intimidated if they see you wearing a balaclava since they are regularly used to conceal identities in horror and thriller films and in actual crimes. That does not imply that you must not use them. It just suggests that you may wish to consider other people’s sentiments. If you’re with a bunch of males wearing balaclavas and you come across a lady hiking alone on the route, you may not want to talk to her. Of course, it depends on the situation since no one would object if you wore one while cross-country skiing.
- It keeps you warm and effective
- It can feel a little confining
- Not very adaptable
- might be frightening to others
A tube scarf that you pull over your head is a neck warmer. You may wear it as a scarf around your neck or draw it up over your nose for added warmth. Alternatively, you may pull your neck warmer over your ears to use it more like a hat or ear warmer.
- More comfortable than a balaclava
- Not as warm as a balaclava
- Tends to often fall on your face
- Facial mask
You may sometimes hear references to face masks for skiing, although these are mostly another term for a balaclava or neck warmer. The only distinction you could notice is that, unlike a neck warmer, specific facial masks contain breathing holes around the mouth region.
How to Keep Your Face Warm in More Ways
There’s no reason why you can’t utilise the equipment you currently have to keep your face warm, as I already said. To prevent heat from escaping, you may wish to tie a scarf over your face and tuck it into the front of your coat. Additionally, you may zip your coat up to the top and draw up your hood to prevent the wind from sneaking into any holes.
Because it contains a hood, a sleeping bag in the mummy form will keep your face significantly warmer at night. A comfort zone and a safety zone are often included with each sleeping bag to indicate the range of temperatures you may use it in. Make sure your sleeping bag is appropriate for your selected environment, and keep in mind that the temperature might drop fast from day to night. Please do not keep your sleeping bag in the stuff sack to ensure it lasts longer. It is preferable to store it at home in a bigger hold-all or bin liner and compress it for your camping trip.
Another option for keeping warm in the evenings is a bonfire. As there is a significant danger of wildfires if you build a campfire in inappropriate settings, ensure it is permitted where you are camping. If feasible, utilise an existing fire ring or pit, and keep your flames modest and controlled. Avoid attempting to build a large campfire.