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    Post How to Dress for the Outdoors

    Dressing in layers is the key to keeping warm in the winter and to keep from overheating in the summer. To adjust to temperature changes and varying activity levels, you simply add or remove clothing according.

    In order to reduce chilling, long underwear, and other under garments are now being made of polyester type materials to remove moisture away from the skin.
    Fleece is a good second layer for trapping your body's warmth.
    Outer layers vary depending on conditions. But these wind resistance, water resistance outer layers should provide convenience and ease of movement.
    Always be prepared with rain gear.
    For maximum comfort and blister prevention, you should wear two layers of socks, a thin polyester sock liner with a thicker outer sock. Make sure to change your socks if they get wet and also at night before going to bed.
    Quality footwear is important for any activity. They provide stability, warmth and comfort. Make sure that you waterproof your boots. If your feet hurt, you will not enjoy yourself. Period.
    Hats are good for both warmth and sun protection. In cool weather, sleeping with a hat can provide the warmth you need. Up to 80% of your body heat can be lost through your head and neck.
    Gloves protect your hands. Exposing your hands to extreme cold can quickly cause frostbite. Protecting your hands is also important while doing outdoor work.
    Quality sunglasses are also necessary.


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    In order to reduce chilling, long underwear, and other under garments are now being made of polyester type materials to remove moisture away from the skin.
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    Fleece is a good second layer for trapping your body's warmth.
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    Outer layers vary depending on conditions. But these wind resistance, water resistance outer layers should provide convenience and ease of movement.
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    Always be prepared with rain gear.
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    For maximum comfort and blister prevention, you should wear two layers of socks, a thin polyester sock liner with a thicker outer sock. Make sure to change your socks if they get wet and also at night before going to bed.
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    Quality footwear is important for any activity. They provide stability, warmth and comfort. Make sure that you waterproof your boots. If your feet hurt, you will not enjoy yourself. Period.
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    Hats are good for both warmth and sun protection. In cool weather, sleeping with a hat can provide the warmth you need. Up to 80% of your body heat can be lost through your head and neck.
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    Gloves protect your hands. Exposing your hands to extreme cold can quickly cause frostbite. Protecting your hands is also important while doing outdoor work.
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    Quality sunglasses are also necessary.

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    1. Prefer woolen as it is an excellent insulation material. Looks elegant though it can be a little pricey. Shop for winter gear in one of those end-of-season sales to get the best bargains. It will come in handy for the next winter.
    2. Cotton is strict no-no for winter as it is a bad insulator in wet conditions. But this is the fabric to swear by in summer.
    3. While buying outer layer clothing, try not to get a size too fitting or small to ensure you leave enough room for other layers. This will keep you comfortable.
    4. Fleece is great at regulating one’s body temperature in winter.
    5. Wearing two layers of socks does the trick - a thin inner layer and athick outer layer. Often, I have found that if the feet is kept warm, the body feels much warmer.

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