„Winter is coming”. We all know that iconic motto of House Stark from the Game of Thrones saga. It has entered, like many other classic slogans into popular culture, but there are many indications that it will be spoken more often and with more conviction than any George R.R. fan might expect.
The climate goes crazy, the summers become hotter and the winters colder. The weather becomes expressive. If just a few years ago, the term "winter" simply meant the time of the year when it was getting a bit colder, but we could only dream of snow and ice in Central Europe.
Now wind, snow and sub-zero temperatures are becoming commonplace. For the hunter, of course, this is nothing wrong, quite the opposite. Most good winter stories start with the words: "It was very, very cold", "Snow creaked underfoot", "White snow fell knee-deep in the night". Who would like to hear a story that begins with: "Typically for December in recent years, it was warm and wet with mud everywhere ”?
Yes, real winter is great news for the hunter. As long as he or she is ready for it. Joy, excitement, admiration for nature, rest and relaxation, time to reflect and enjoy life, all that we love about hunting and being outdoors in general just will not happen if you freeze. Penetrating cold will ruin even the best hunt if you fail to prevent it.