Winter itinerary? Check. Snacks for the road trip? Obviously. Before you head out on your adventure, make sure you're well-equipped with these essentials.

Winter itinerary? Check. Snacks for the road trip? Obviously. Before you head out on your adventure, check out our slideshow and make sure you're well-equipped with these essentials as seen on this month's cover.


From the Experts:What's hot for the cold this winter

"Lightweight down jackets ($200-$279) work both in the woods or to wear around Downtown. Merino wool base layers are natural, breathable and anti-microbial, so you can wear itday after day [if you're hiking]and it doesn't smell."-Ryan Hamler, manager of Outdoor Source

"Yaktrax (starting at $20) are coil and you put them on the bottom of your shoes to help you grip on show and ice. There are versions for runners, or for people who just need to get to the grocery store."-Jonathan Barth,owner of Clintonville Outfitters

"Try an insulated stainless steel water bottle. We have Klean Kanteens ($25 to $35). They'll keep things hot for 8 to 10 hours and cold for 24 hours."-Jonathan Barth,owner of Clintonville Outfitters