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Winter Essentials You Should Have In Your Everyday Backpack

We're well into fall, and the days are getting colder here in Mid Michigan, and with the colder weather, comes a routine change of EDC. Last year, I wrote a post about the change as well as what to put into the car during winter. For me, I will be putting a few things in to my backpack this year that will help with the wind, cold rain and snow that's coming up.

For me personally, everything is good until the moment when I can't feel my fingers or toes or get cold due to those damp cold November days that you just can't warm up from, and then life sucks hard. This year, I have vowed not to let this happen, and I've prepared for the weather with this set of Everyday Carry Bag add-ons.

99¢ Knit Gloves

Gloves are one of the handiest things to have when you have to go out. Even if it's not terribly cold, a set of gloves you can just pull out of your backpack can make life that much better when you're sitting at a football game or taking a walk in the woods for excercise.

You can find these at just about any convenience store or big box that has clothing (Target, Walmart, etc...). I like having a couple sets of these gloves in my backpack because they're better than nothing, and they don't take up much space.

Keep in mind that 99¢ gloves don't do a terribly good job of keeping your hands warm on their own, but if you toss a handwarmer on the back or palm area, they're good as anything else. If you use a smartphone a lot, I recommend getting the ones that have the capacitive touch fingers so that you don't have to take your gloves off to use the phone. Touchscreen gloves usually run about $5 per pair.

Winter Hat

I personally have a Carhartt hat, but any knit winter hat will do nicely this fall and winter. Like the gloves, having a good winter hat makes all the difference, and it also doesn't take up a lot of room in your backpack. When it's extra cold, you can put a handwarmer in the hat to help keep your head warm.

Handwarmers

Since I mentioned them twice now, having handwarmers in the bag is probably a good idea. I have eight in my bag (with extras in the car). Handwarmers will generally last around six or seven hours, and are perfect for cold days when you're out and feeling really cold and miserable.

Waterproof Compression Windbreaker

One of the best additions I have is the Champion Waterproof Windbreaker I purchased at Target last year. I couldn't find it online anymore, but it's essentially the same as this one I found on Amazon.

This windbreaker isn't going to keep you warm by any stretch of the imagination, but where it really comes in handy is when you put it on on top of your fall jacket when it's rainy or windy. Having and outer layer that buffers the wind and keeps the rain out can be a real life saver in these slushy Michigan winters that chill you to the bone.

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