Re: Jeeping Without A Hat....\"Jeep N\"
Other places: wrists, hands, back of knees, groin area, feet. Hey I used to hike alot. You could cover these places alone and unless it was freezing temps., most of the time keep warm. All depending on what you use for insulation.
On insultating layers(these are geared more towards hiking so parden me)....Wool-great insulator, works when wet, very heavy, shrinks, stinks when wet, ichy when warm(although some $ verstions will not), not waterproof, heavy, pretty durable, flame retardant; Fleese-some are water resistant, realativly heavy when compared to other things out now, doesn't work well when saturated with water, not flame retardent(melts and hurts), not very durable(need nylon patches on high wear areas, pretty cheap now; down-good down will be pricy, compresses for storage, looses loft when comprssed, wind proof, water resistant(b/c of the manditory nylon that must be there to retain the down), the warmest when dry, I don't wear down at all b/c when wet it might as well not be there(and if it will rain anywhere, it will be when I go out in the woods), flame retardent(the shell ususlly isn't, but the down will not let it burn you most of the time, will at least allow you to get stuff off); pirmaloft-about the same $ as down(more than fleese), compresses well, doensn't loose loft, almost as warm as down, not flame retardant(will melt all the way thourgh), wind reistant(requires the same outside barriers as down), doesn't loose all of its effectiveness when wet(still will keep you pretty warm), if it is COLD then this is what I will be wearing.
These are my experiences from over 9 years of hiking in almost every region in the US(Applichain trail, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee & NC(Smokey Mtns.-I like one 2.5 mi. stretch in the southeast corrner near Lake Fontain finishing all), Utah(Zion Nat'l Park), Arizona(Grand Canyon-North and South Rim), California(all over), Colorado(all over), Wyoming(Yellowstone-pretty much every trail), Washingoton state, Montana(limited in glacier), Alberta , Canada.....and many more. Other people went home, I went out.
Keeping warm can make or break a trip.
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