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Warm Weather Clothing

Keep in mind that the weather can change suddenly though. Just because it is warm when you begin your outing does not mean it will be warm the whole time. If there is a chance that the weather will turn cold, take along some cold weather gear as well. Check an almanac to see how cold it can get during the time you are planning to be out.

Here is a list of clothing appropriate for a warm-weather outing.

  • Thick socks
  • Jeans
  • Light Shirt (short sleeve)
  • Light Shirt (long sleeve)
  • Hat with a wide brim
  • Boots

Cold Weather Clothing Remember to dress in layers. This will allow you to control your temperature better. In cold weather, you do not want to sweat, because that will soak your clothing and chill you. If you find yourself working up a sweat, remove a layer of clothing, or open a zipper. Rely on wool rather than on cotton, because wool stays warm even when wet. There is a popular saying among experienced outdoorsmen that "Cotton kills." This is because when cotton gets wet, it steals the body's heat which can lead to hypothermia and death. Your outer layer should be wind-proof, as this greatly increases the warmth of your clothing. Here is a list:

  • Thermal Underwear
  • Light shirts (polyester or some other synthetic)
  • Heavy Shirts
  • Wool Sweater
  • Wind Breaker
  • Fleece Pants (synthetic)
  • Nylon Pants (as the outside layer) or snow pants
  • Overcoat
  • Wool Socks
  • Boots
  • Warm Hat

Sleepwear For comfortable sleeping and for modesty on overnight trips, bring pajamas or a sweat suit. In many places where it is warm during the day it gets cold at night, so be prepared.