Dress Properly When visiting national parks, you will be
tempted to practice a variety of activities. Because these may be very different and the
temperature may be changing, knowing how to dress properly is a must. During your stay,
you will want to visit the park by using the available hiking trails. Wear clothing that
will not restrict your movements. Gear yourself with a good pair of walking shoes in order to walk on the rugged forest floor. Since some trails may be longer than others, it would be wise to bring a rain jacket as well as an extra pair of socks. You never know
when you might get caught in the rain. For cooler temperatures, a light jacket is recommended.
Try to find clothes that will allow your body to breathe. Rule of thumb: avoid wearing clothing
made out of cotton as it will absorb moisture and your clothes will become cold when wet.
During warmer days, you may wish to spend a few hours on the beach. Bring the swimming
essentials. The rays from the sun can be very strong during summer so think about wearing a ball cap or a hat when exposing yourself to the sun. And remember, sunscreen is also
an essential protective measure. When night has arrived and it’s time for bed, remove
the majority of the clothes you were wearing. Even if it is cool outside, it is still better
to wear little clothing in the sleeping bag. The heat released from your body will be evenly
distributed and will keep you warm during the night. Another tip: you can place the
clothes you will be wearing the following day at the bottom of your sleeping bag. This
will keep them warm. A night spent in the outdoor can sometimes be very cool. So in
order to avoid any discomfort due to the cold, wear a tuque for the night. This will allow
you to have a good night’s sleep and be well-rested for your upcoming daily activities.