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Wendy Bumgardner

Keeping Your Head and Ears Warm

By February 27, 2013

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Fleece Duckbill HatDo you wear a hat because you heard that you lose so much of your body heat through your head? Our Hiking Guide Lisa debunks the head heat loss myth.

Personally, I wear a winter walking hat to keep my ears warm -- they start hurting when the temperature goes below a balmy 60F, let alone a true winter temperature. But I also like a hat with a brim to shield my eyes from the sun and my face from the rain and wind. As for the cap itself, that's to keep my head from getting a sunburn. Even though I've got hair (unlike my many bald friends), my scalp seems to burn easily.
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