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May 9, 2006

Dressing for Cold Weather


-- Wear a hat to prevent heat loss from your head.
-- Cover all body areas that man touch anything, such as hands and feet, with non-conducting material.
-- Wear a wind-breaking outer layer, such as nylon, to keep out wind.
-- Wear a “wicking” inner layer. Wool and polypropylene are such materials. Cotton, when wet, will not keep you warm.
-- Remember, dress in layers. Layers of clothing will trap air next to you and keep you warm. Tight clothing will not do this and will cut off circulation, making you prone to cold and frostbite.

Suggested Clothing

Hat (preferably wool)
Mittens (preferred to gloves)
Lined rubber boots (Sorrel type or snowmobile boots are examples)
Winter coat (with hood)
Light socks and wool socks, bring an extra pair.
Thermal long underwear or extra layer of pants.
Corduroy or woolen pants (strongly preferred to jeans)
Snowpants or snowmobile suit
Turtleneck and sweater

Posted by mpdoran at May 9, 2006 12:30 PM