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Panoramic view from a mountain top in Glacier National Park, Montana
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The Last Word

Of course, you can wear the clothes you have. I did. However, please make informed selections.

Wear no cotton, unless you are in a subtropical or tropical environment. Dress in layers you can ventilate, and, adjust, both to avoid perspiration and to avoid becoming chilled.

Provide for wind, rain, and cold.

Perhaps carry a waistpack, sling bag, or rucksack. If you provide for sufficient for food, water and shelter for overnight, you are more safe outdoors.

I have enjoyed many trips into the mountains. I have never been injured.

Nevertheless, I meet people really uncomfortable with the outdoors. This is not justified.

The cities are much more dangerous.

I am certain "actuarial science" would report more people drown in the swimming pool in their own yard, or their neighbor's, than altogether have been mauled by a bear or killed by any wild animal.

I talk about repackaging food for backpacking, in the packing section.

Here is a consideration: 10 Ways to Attract Bears to Your Campsite.

Think about it: jogging or running may elicit a food response.


How to sleep more comfortably in the outdoors


How to dress and pack for the winter trek


I have enjoyed many trips into the mountains. I have never been injured.

Nevertheless, I meet people really uncomfortable with the outdoors.

This is not justified. The cities are much more dangerous.

I am certain "actuarial science" would report more people drown in the swimming pool in their own yard, or their neighbor's, than altogether have been mauled by a bear or killed by any wild animal.

Nevertheless, unreasoning fear of a natural environment is not rational.

Learn about the natural environment. It is a good place to be.

I love the out-of-doors, of course.

I also like technology: food technology, textile technology, computer technology, photography technology and materials science technology.


Why not enjoy?

The most amazing effect I have experienced is I am really comfortable outdoors.

You could experience this new paradigm: get the facts - have no irrational fears.

There are now relatively lightweight and comfortable clothing and equipment for outdoors in any season.

For example,


The fabrics and clothing, shoes and boots, socks and underclothing made for outdoor conditions make a considerable difference in comfort in any season, even in Winter.

Read my website to help make good selections.







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