Layering: then and now

9:45 p.m. on December 15, 2006 (EST)
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1. fishnet top and bottom
2. wool pants, tight weave. and a light weight wool shirt
3. over the shirt, a light wool sweater, 60/40 jacket.
4. add layers, as needed - heavier wool sweater, down jacket
and hat, bacalava ( wool)
5. light weight wool/synthetic gloves, wool mitts, nylon shells over them all.
6. leather boots or sorels as needed. always wool socks.
7. Heavy wool pants, if needed.


What would I wear today, without busting the bank. Oh heck, even with a large expenditure?

9:46 p.m. on December 15, 2006 (EST)
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oops, can't edit? Should begin, this is what I would wear in the olden days for a winter stroll....

12:24 p.m. on December 18, 2006 (EST)
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Ludite though I may be, I have gone to poly-pro as a base layer. I've yet to move on to gore-tex for my outter layer but the day of reckoning for my ancient 60/40 parka is approaching ever faster - and the British waxed cotton stuff just seems so danged stiff. Wool sweaters, wool pants, wool socks - how can you argue with centuries of refinement and use?
If your stuff is still in great condition - use it - the theory is the same - it's just the materials that have changed. I will say that wool never gets to stinking the way poly-pro does - at least not when reacting to my body -

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