Fern Glen Inn Bed and Breakfast is renown for their great outdoor adventures no mater want season it is. Recently they wrote a blog posting about how to stay warm in the winter. It has some great tips that I’m sure you’ll appreciate when you come to the Kearney Dog Sled Races. Check out Jackie’s Blog below and be sure to click on “Read More” at the bottom to read the entire article on the Fern Glen Inn Blog.
Secret to Winter Happiness
I have discovered the secret to a happy winter, and it can be summed up in just two words: fleece longjohns. (Or should that be three words?)
Actually, any kind of thermal underwear will do, but I find fleece is particularly high on the happiness scale. There’s something about the feel of the soft, fuzzy fabric against bare skin that signals pure contentment. Perhaps it echoes the secure, snuggly nature of childhood pyjamas. In any case, fleece longjohns (or FLJ’s, as I like to call them) are my new favourite winter gear.
If fleece isn’t your thing, there are all sorts of light- and mid-weight base layers available in a variety of natural and synthetic fabrics. Choose something with warmth in mind but also in a fabric that will breathe and will wick moisture away from your skin. This means NO COTTON! Cotton kills, as the saying goes, because it absorbs moisture, holding it against your skin and leaving you clammy and chilled.
An extra layer of warmth means you can make the most of winter. People know to dress in layers for activities such as snowshoeing, skiing, and tobogganning; but for winter happiness all season long, don’t just don your FLJ’s (or other thermal underwear) when you’re going out to play. They’ll also keep you warm and comfortable as you go about your regular day… waiting for public transit, traversing a mall parking lot, walking the dog.
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The Fern Glen Inn is one of many local accommodations that you may consider when visiting for the Kearney Dog Sled Weekend, or any other weekend. (Fern Glen Inn Website)
Visit the Visitor section on our website for more information about local accommodations, restaurants and attractions. Or one of these local tourism information providers.
- Kearney Dog Sled Races Visitor Information