Whether you’re planning a summer camping event, a fishing trip, or a fall hunting excursion, an intelligent choice of outdoor clothing can make or break your experience. Plan it correctly, and you’ll likely have a wonderful trip. Fail to bring the right clothing, and you can have an incredibly miserable, if not life-threatening, time.
Does that sound too dramatic? Think back to a time you were under-prepared for time spent in the outdoors. For myself, I once brought mostly light clothing on a spring camping trip. During the day, it was unseasonably hot and I sweated right through my cotton clothing early in the day. However, meteorological predictions being what they are, the temperatures actually went the wrong way of comfortable as the sun retreated behind the trees. It was easily one of the most miserable nights of my life. I shivered uncontrollably, suited up in everything I brought plus my light sleeping bag. Luckily, I lived to hike out the next day and wave my white flag in defeat. Maybe you’ve had similar experiences or the opposite has occurred to you. The point is that smart clothing choices can have a big influence on your experience.