It’s snowing and we thought we would jump aboard the band wagon to talk about it! Here are some of our top tips and a few toys we would like for the cold weather. And if you want to win a prize – log in and then read on…
Well, obviously. But did you know putting on some latex or latex-alternative gloves under your main gloves helps to keep your hands dry? It means that you are going to have dry and therefore warmer skin. Also, leather or leather-type material grips better in the wet of the snow, so try to avoid woollens if pushing yourself.
Wear a thick woollen-type hat… and thick trousers too.
Most of us know you lose most heat from your head. Wheelchair users also risk losing a lot of heat from their legs, as you are sat still from the hips down a lot of the time. If you can, wear a second pair of trousers under your first – or leggings, stockings, tights… just don’t do what I did earlier… I forgot my hat.
If your wheelchair is pushed or driven from the rear wheels, going backwards will give added traction and less likelihood of getting bogged down in the snow or even thrown out.
Meanwhile, those with front-wheel drive can feel smug today. If you have mid-wheel drive, you might as well turn that kettle on if you’re not feeling brave enough!
And here is one piece of kit we’d like today
The Freedom Trax One is a platform for wheelchair users to park onto and drive around on the snow, like this example from their Instagram in October
Winter is coming! Are you ready? Attach Freedom Trax to your chair to glide through the snow and ice with ease. Not plowed, No problem. Order yours today!! Ask for our October discount. Contact 847-808-0900 for more info.#freedomtrax #offroadwheelchair #adaptivesports #adaptiveskiing #snowaccess #snowwheelchair
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