Winter Clothing (0°f to
I have used this insulation level to 7°F so
far and been fine. At that point I'm wearing everything I carry. The left
picture is the insulation, the right is how I wear it - with the rain gear
on top as a barrier to wind and rain. I look like a hiker ninja.
|Weight in Ounces
||Polypropylene tube that can be made into a
hat, balaclava, neck warmer, etc.
trigger finger mittens
||Not the lightest set of mittens, but damn warm,
especially when combined with the OR rain mittens. The bonus is that you
still have some dexterity if you need it.
Thorlo Light Hiker Socks
||Thicker socks to use in cold weather. At this
level, I only wear the socks in camp, when walking my feet stay warm enough.
Liners on bottom, Thorlos next, and Seal Skinz on top inside my shoes.
Army Field Jacket Liner
nylon shell is quilted with polyester fiber batting interior for warmth. Sew
up the armpit holes, sew the front to the second button, add a top button,
and put some velcro between the top of your new seam and the top button to
make a poor man's pullover for about $5-$10.
Army Field Pants liners
nylon shell is quilted with polyester fiber batting interior for warmth.
Same thing as the Army Field Jacket Liner. I don't need the pants as often
as I need the jacket.