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Clothing in the Backcountry

One of the key things to pay attention to when preparing to go on a hike deep into the backcountry is to bring multiple layers of clothing. Each layer combined in a wet and cold environment is going to be crucial to keep you dry and warm. An example of layers would be a t-shirt, sweatshirt, puffy jacket, and a rain jacket. The rain jacket protects the down puffy jacket from getting wet from the rain. If rain permeated the down puffy jacket then it would lose it’s ability to keep you warm. The sweatshirt is then another layer of warmth and the t-shirt serves as the base layer and provides the best comfort on the skin. While you’re exerting yourself hiking, or as the weather gets warmer and dryer, then you may choose to reduce layers such as the rain jacket, puffy jacket, and maybe the sweatshirt. KEEPING EXTRA CLOTHES DRY Keep your extra layers of clothes that you’re not currently using dry by stuffing them in a dry sack. This will protect your clothes during a downpour of rain or if ha

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