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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My name is Edward O'Toole and I live in one of the wildest, most beautiful parts of Europe, in the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Slovakia. Life is an adventure - both physically and metaphysically... I've been living out here for the last 22 years, along with my wife, 3 kids and Jack Russell. My main interests involve bushcraft, prepping, survival and wilderness living (self-sufficiency and self-reliance), ecological, green, smart and natural solutions, motorcycles and motorbike club life, writing and art (I have 7 published books), and exploring the paranormal. For more about my lifestyle, art and writing visit http://www.edwardotoole.com

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