14 Common Mistakes You Should Avoid While Enjoying The Great Outdoors

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8. Wearing Anything Cotton


Experienced hikers and campers like the folks over at Section Hiker have a blunt phrase that gets right to the point: “cotton kills.”

Fabrics like cotton, wool, and rayon won’t wick sweat as well as synthetic options. This can lead to both overheating and hypothermia when wet clothes cool down at night.

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