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Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro

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Charlie -walking across the frozen snow.

Maine in the winter is cold, snowy and long.  Sometimes getting outdoors isn’t very easy to do.  I enjoy snowshoeing, and don’t mind the snow.  I’m not crazy about bitter cold and ice though.  Hillsound may have provided some relief from the ice – now if they could do something about the cold.   The Trail Crampon Pro’s offer some very aggressive ice crampons that make being outdoors less slippery and much more enjoyable.  Follow along for my initial thoughts, and then check back next month for a follow up.  Click Here to read on.

How To Survive a Fall through Ice

Many of us live in areas where ponds and lakes freeze over during the winter.  My family and friends snowshoe, cross country ski, spend time ice fishing and snow mobiling across local lakes.  Although we are careful to not go on the lake until there is a thick layer of ice, accidents happen.   A fall through the ice and into a lake can be dangerous any time of year, but dealing with very cold water and air temperatures makes it even more of a danger.   The US Swim Schools Association has shared some great tips with us, and we hope you’ll all read and remember them – just in case!  Read the tips HERE and be prepared.