Wild Things: Outfitting you with 35 years of outdoor layering experience

  Wild Things has been designing technical apparel for the past 35 years.  Our team is composed of individuals with significant experience in the field in military and recreational activities.  While we exist to sell our excellent products we thought it would be helpful to provide a source of clear information for how to use technical apparel to reduce the impact of weather – temperature, precipitation, wind – on your outdoor activities. 

 Listed below are some sources of information – some we have written ourselves, some we did not.  We hope you find this helpful.  Please feel free to add your own experiences, thoughts and sources of information.  Be sure to check back as we will be adding more internal articles each month!  Stay WILD!

Key sources:

Wild Things Staff Articles

http://www.wildthingsgear.com/blogs/isr

 

Backpacker Magazine

http://www.backpacker.com/skills/beginner/winter-camping/layering-for-cold-weather-dress-to-the-nine-belows/

 

US Antarctic

http://www.usap.gov/travelAndDeployment/documents/FieldManual-Chapt1ExtremeColdWeatherClothing.pdf

 

University of Alaska, Fairbanks

http://www.uaf.edu/draw/outdoor-adventures/additional-resources/useful-tips/avalanche-quiz/

 

Recreational Equipment, Inc.

REI is a large national retailer with an excellent and knowledgable staff.  The below guides range from summary overviews to pretty detailed technical pieces.  Very good background information.

 

Base Layers

http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/layering-basics.html

 

Base Layers – How to Choose

http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/underwear.html

 

Insulated Outerwear

http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/insulated-outerwear.html

 

Water Proof Outer Shells

http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/rainwear.html

 

Water Proof Outer Shells – how they work:

http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/rainwear-how-it-works.html

 

How to Care for your Outer Shell

http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/rainwear-dwr.html

 

Good General Overview of Winter Camping

http://www.princeton.edu/~oa/winter/wintcamp.shtml

 

Cabelas

 http://www.cabelas.com/product/outdoor-info/articles-information/clothing-articles|/pc/103794480/c/105924780/sc/106016580/preparing-for-rain/532766.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Fclothing-articles%2F_%2FN-1103592%2FNs-CATEGORY_SEQ_106016580

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