Whether or not you’re a planner, if you live in a rainy region—like we do on the west coast of British Columbia—it’s a necessity to plan ahead for the rain. If you don’t, it’s not a matter of if you’ll get caught in the rain, it’s a matter of when.
And with summer drawing to a close, rain is most definitely on the horizon.
The very basics of a rain gear collection are a waterproof jacket and gumboots, but if you’re wanting to be prepared for getting outside in all seasons—whether you’re commuting on a bike or even camping during the fall and winter—you’ll want to invest a little more.
- If you’re biking in the rain, it’s an especially good idea to wear a safety vest or some kind of reflective clothing.
- If you’re in the outback without access to internet, it’s a good idea to have a radio of some sort to let you know what kind of weather to expect. Our Scorpion II Weather Radio Flashlight is a good multi-purpose instrument that will help keep in you informed and safe.
- Even if you’re just on a short camping trip, it’s pleasant and even necessary to build a fire to keep you warm and make hot food possible. But when the weather is wet, you’ll need to plan carefully to ensure that you are able to build a fire despite it. Waterproof matches are a good step towards making fire possible in the rain, and we encourage you to check out our other heat, stove and cooking products as well, to sort out what will be most useful to you.
Whatever level of adventure you’re committed to, rain gear of some kind is always essential. So even if you’re out enjoying a sunny, summer day today, remember that nothing lasts forever.
If you’re prepared, you’ll find yourself no longer waiting for storms to pass, instead you’ll find yourself learning to dance in the rain!
Article contributed by Sophie Wooding – Avid gardener and cyclist in Victoria, BC and Content Writer for Frontier.io