- Keep tents, clothing and sleeping bags in waterproof stuff-sacks inside your backpack.
- Don waterproof gloves and keep a spare pair handy in case they get soggy.
- Wear waterproof boots and gaiters to keep the snow from soaking your socks and always carry several extra pairs.
- Be particularly careful with the clothes you sleep in. A warm base layer and a dry pair of socks are vital when it’s time to turn in for the night. Don’t even try sleeping in the same damp clothes you hiked in—you’ll be in for a long, miserable night.