Dressing for Extreme Conditions
By: Jack L. McSherry, III
This is the clothing I wore for wind chill conditions
said to be -20 F. I was comfortable , and was able to remain outside most
of the day. In extreme cold, wind will feel like sandpaper drawn across
the skin, and your eyes will burn and tear unless covered.
Start with thermal underwear, thermal socks, pants
and a long sleeve heavy shirt.
Cover with a heavy sweater.
Next, an insulated vest (not duck down, it never dries),
and a balaclava head covering.
Then a heavy winter coat and insulated boot liners.
Lastly, boots, heavy gloves, warm hat and goggles.