Clothing Presentation


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Clothing Presentation

  1. 1. Outdoor Educational Adventures Clothing for the Outdoors
  2. 2. Choosing the right stuff • What is wrong with this picture?? • The right choice makes all the difference • Sometimes the choice can be very difficult
  3. 3. How do I know? • Learn about what clothes work in certain weather and which ones do not • There is no right or wrong • Personal comfort is different for everyone
  4. 4. Heat loss and your body • We loose heat in 4 different ways: • Convection (wind) • Evaporation (sweat) • Conduction (contact) • Radiation (skin)
  5. 5. Prevention of heat loss • Severe heat loss can lead to hypothermia • Clothing choices can affect heat loss dramatically • How we use those clothes can have an affect as well
  6. 6. The Layering System Some questions we will answer: • What is a layering system? • What should it do? • Why should we use it? • What are examples of different layers?
  7. 7. What is the layering system? • Using different materiel to protect our body • Easily changed to adapt in various situations • Ideally made up of quick drying, breathable parts
  8. 8. What should the layering system do? • Keep the wind and water out • Keep the heat near our body • Dry quickly
  9. 9. Why use the layering system? • Very versatile in all conditions • Keeps you warm and dry • Keeps you safe and happy
  10. 10. What are examples of different layers? • The Base Layer • Known commonly as “Long John’s” • Moves water away from the skin • Hydrophobic • Thin and light for quick drying when wet • Made of Polyester
  11. 11. The layers continued… • The Mid-Layer • Known as a “Fleece” coat • Much thicker than the base layer • Tight fitting to avoid heat loss through convection • Creates a layer of warm air around your body • Made of Polyester
  12. 12. The layers continued… • The outer layer or “Shell” • Wind proof or Water Proof • Thin protective shell • Usually has a hood • Ideally breathable • Made of Polyester
  13. 13. Other layers… • For extreme conditions a very warm layer might be needed • A down “puffy” jacket or very thick fleece sweater will work fine • For cool but dry conditions a light shell will do the trick
  14. 14. Check your Head • 2 of the Beastie Boys have got it right • Why? • The head is very exposed and a lot of body heat can be lost from there • The back of the neck is another area to cover in extreme temperatures
  15. 15. Hands and feet • These are the extremities • Feel the cold here first • Why? • How should we protect them?
  16. 16. Hands • Mittens are warmer than gloves • Why? • They make doing things impossible however • Gloves have fingers and make things easier to use
  17. 17. Feet • Feet need to stay DRY or they get COLD • Waterproof boots help but our feet tend to sweat a lot inside of them • Changing your socks is very important to keeping feet warm • Feet loose most of their heat through… • Conduction!!!!!
  18. 18. What you need… • For this course you are going to need: • A raincoat • A pair of warm shoes or boots • A tuque • A winter coat (ski or snowboard coat is fine) • Some snow pants • Gloves or mittens • Winter boots • “Long Johns” or base layer • A scarf • A backpack • Extra Sox • A “Fleece coat” or sweater
  19. 19. THE END