Layering 101 – Infographic

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Packing let alone choosing the right gear for any season can be tricky if the weather is always changing. The main goal is always the same. Pack items that will keep you warm and dry, are light weight, and take up the least amount of room as possible. I always lay all of my options out and begin to narrow things down by most needed in one pile and the maybe items in a second pile. Often I will literally weigh my options to see what goes or stays. I also take into consideration as to what other gear I might be able to leave at home if I take a heavier coat or extra layers. Do I need 3 or 4 pairs of socks and can I get away with 2 instead of 4.  Just remember that the more you pack the heavier it gets. Also the law of the trail will have you always saying “I really wish i had brought…”

Here is a great infographic that helps illustrate layering and provides some good suggestions.

How To Layer Clothes For Camping

Adam Nutting relishes being an avid backpacker, hiker, and all-around adventure junkie. While he currently spends his time hiking in the backcountry of southern Arizona, he grew up in Missouri, where he was naturally inclined to spend as much time as he could outdoors. Adam’s passion for the outdoors grew as he climbed the ranks of the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts, eventually attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

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