In this instructable, I will show you the basics of dressing warm...
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Step 1: The Problem
Even if you aren't sweating, you are still losing moisture...
Example - Do you ever see your breath in the cold weather? That's losing moisture.
Step 2: The Solution: Part 1
Wool can keep you warm even when it is damp.
It can feel scratchy to some people.
If you are one of those people I advise you to were a lite tee shirt underneath.
Cotton is good for warm, dry weather.
Once wet, it will NOT keep you warm at all...
That can be very dangerous if you're in a survival situation.
Many synthetic fabrics offer the comfort of cotton with the warmth of wool.
Clothing made of polypropylene, polar fleece, and other modern materials can insulate you whether it is wet or dry.
Look for these for these fabrics in:
Step 3: The Solution: Part 2
Your first layer of clothing should consist of:
long underwear (Long Johns),
A Spandex material shirt (Under Armor, Champion Gear),
And Some good socks (Smart Wool, Wigwam).
After you have dressed yourself by following these basic guidelines,
head to the next step!
Step 4: The Solution: Part 3
This layer should protect you from wind, snow, even some rain...
This layer should consist of:
A Fleece or other light jacket,
A pair of non-cotton pants,
And a WARM hat (fleece).
A light windbreaker (gore-tex),
Some warm (fleece) gloves,
If your are Going in the snow (sledding, skiing),
You will probably need to switch out your blue jeans for snow pants...