Outdoor Skills

Prepare for the Weather

Spring

Clothing: Layered, sweater or jacket, cap, medium gloves, long-sleeved shirt & wool pants, sturdy hiking boots, heavy socks

Food: High carbohydrate & fats, nuts, jerky, meats, starches, bread & water

Equipment: For fire building, for shelter, knife & ax, car tools, for field care of game, for cooking, flashlight

Summer

Essentially the same except for lightweight clothing & boots, and the addition of hat, sunscreen, fruits, vegetables and lots of water

Fall

Clothing: Layered, sweater or jacket, cap, medium gloves, long-sleeved shirt & wool pants, sturdy hiking boots, heavy socks

Food: High carbohydrates & fats, nuts, jerky, meats, starches, bread & water

Equipment: For fire building, for shelter, knife & ax, car tools, flashlight, tools for field care of game, for cooking

Winter

Essentially the same except for heavier clothing layers & underwear, heavy waterproof/windproof coat, insulated boots & ties chains

Exposure Forces at Work

Hot Moves to Cold

Cold Weather

Hot Weather


Clothing

When you get cold...

Heat escapes
Blood pulled into core vitals
Extremities freeze/core cools
Hypothermia/frostbite
can result!

When you get hot..

Body overheats
Body perspires to cool off
Body dehydrates
Fever can develop
Heat exhaustion/
heat stroke
can result!



Cold Weather
Clothing

Hot Weather
Clothing


Note: add or remove layers as the temperature changes.

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