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Originally posted by Asktheanimals
Goose down is a great insulator but worthless when wet, that goes for sleeping bags as well.
A thermal face mask is invaluable in severe cold.
Mittens keep you warmer than gloves (less surface area)
Make sure to wear multiple layers and do your best to never break a sweat.
That moisture will wick heat away like putting an icicle on your skin.
Originally posted by rick004
I've been looking into buying a wool anorak or capote , there almost impossible to find I might look into making one myself . I've been searching thrift stores for military wool blankets but their few and far between ! I did find a Hudson's bay blanket for 10$ the other day !
Originally posted by MystikMushroom
reply to post by Res Ipsa
LOL! Arctic Cat...we call them the "McDonalds" of Snowmachines around my parts. But god damned do they produce some good stuff now and then. I'm a Polaris/Yamaha guy myself. I don't own one things and would rather use skis and snowshoes to get around in the backcountry. Call me an old fart if you will. Those things just scare away the animals.
Originally posted by Phage
Or you could do what I do.
Don't live in a place where you can die if you get stuck outdoors. I did for a while and decided I didn't want to do that anymore.