Dressing for Extreme Conditions
By: Jack L. McSherry, III

This is the clothing I wore for wind chill conditions said to be -20 F. I was comfortable , and was able to remain outside most of the day. In extreme cold, wind will feel like sandpaper drawn across the skin, and your  eyes will burn and tear unless covered.



Start with thermal underwear, thermal socks, pants and a long sleeve heavy shirt.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Cover with a heavy sweater.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 


Next, an insulated vest (not duck down, it never dries), and a balaclava head covering.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 


Then a heavy winter coat and insulated boot liners.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Lastly, boots, heavy gloves, warm hat and goggles.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


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