Now that you have selected your season, you need to next select the
climate from the list below.
What is the climate like?
OUTDOOR CLOTHING AND FOOTGEAR SUITABLE FOR COLD WET WEATHER
(Refer to Boy Scout Handbook Page 202)
dress in multiple thin layers of synthetic clothing. No cotton!
polyester, acrylic, or polypropylene. Wool is the only natural fiber
clothing to allow for two different activity levels, one active and
one for stationary around camp.
clothing in three different types:
first layer against the skin should be long underwear that will be
the wicking layer to transport the moisture from your perspiration
from your skin.
second layer should be the layer that traps warm air and creates
insulation from the cold. This layer contains lofty material that
has dead air space such as fleece – "Polartec", synthetic down, or
down. The higher the loft the warmer you will be.
third layer should keep out moisture. This is to keep your
insulating clothing dry but also allow your perspiration to escape.