posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 02:51 PM
I am trying to learn a little more about proper clothing for cold weather. It's not so much that I forsee being in a cold weather survival situation,
but I still think a better understanding of the basics would help me to be more comfortable in non survival cold weather situations, plus if it came
to it, I'd have the knowledge.
I understand a 3 layered approach is best? A base layer of polypropylene or similar, to draw moisture away from the body? As a second layer, wool or
fleece or similar, allowing moisture to continue to move from the body while minimizing heat transfer between the body and the environment? Lastly the
outer layer, a jacket of goretex or similar material which allows mositure to leave the body while providing waterproofing and additional
I assume as regards socks, you could wear a thin layer of wicking socks followed by wool socks or similar?
One question I have is about underpants- what would be the base layer of pants, would it follow the same pattern as that of the upper body? i.e. some
type of wicking longjohns or whatever follow by and additional pair of underpants if needed, or just regular pants/jeans?
Apologies if these questions seem unneccesary, I dont know whats gotten into me, but I just turned 33 and somehow i'm becoming interested in this
stuff- any thoughts/advices are appreciated.
[edit on 12-9-2007 by Ice_Man]