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How to layer clothes

Safe travelsPosted by Judageddon Thu, February 05, 2015 12:11:34

Hello Fellow Survivors,

I thought it would be a good idea to have a detailed look into the science of layering clothes to stay warm. I'm glad I did, because it was.

Beneath all the fashion advice about how a sleeveless jacket should be worn over a polo neck, I found this guy, Wes Siler, who's been to places colder than I'd care to brave and gives detailed advice about more things layering against the cold related than I'd ever imagined mattered. E.g...

Being too warm could kill you -
just as easily as being too cold, particularly if you're wearing the wrong fabric for your base layer, such as cotton for example, which soaks up sweat and loses its insulating factor.

A few layers of the right clothes - is better than many layers of the wrong clothes. The number of times I've dressed up lovely and warm, then reached my destination, drenched with sweat and freezing cold. Now I dread to imagine what might have happened if I'd been lost, up a mountain [childood flashback (story for another day)].

Wes's knowledgeable advice can be found by clicking this link to Indefinitely Wild.

Thanks for reading and keep surviving.

Judageddon out.

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