Early winter clothing

Now that the temperature at night drops below zero, once dusk comes it’s necessary to pack on layers of clothing. I find its good to use a mixture of the traditional and also modern technology.

The 3 areas of the body which really feel the cold first are the feet, hands and head. To stave off frostbite it’s essential to make sure these areas are well provided for. When real winter kicks in, the ears and nose also must be kept insulated.

Over the years I have learnt, through trial and error, just what works and what doesn’t.  An expensive all modern outfit might work well in a laboratory but will tear easily in the bush. Similarly, heavy wool garments might sound traditionally romantic but they’re often very uncomfortable and too heavy too manoeuvre in.

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