Staying Alive in Wet Oregon Winter
Being wet, opens the door to hyperthermia.
Have a quick
tarp with cords attached for instant stand up shelter.
In an easily accessible pocket
have your tarp. In the time of need
you can put up the shelter with
ease. Goldie Locks rules apply, not
too big, not to small, just right
about 6 x 6 feet. Up not too high,
not too low, It is for fire and
to change clothes. Another tarp on
the ground would be an asset.
Have the means to
make fire, in any conditions, fuel to re-warm yourself.
Simple solution: Flint and small
can of Sterno. Crouch over can
to warm your core.
Have a change of
base layer clothing in a water proof bag.
Get your wet clothes off.
Dry yourself and put on dry base layer.
If you have second layer, use
also. Ring out top layer, shake, swing…
get it dryer. Clothes list should
be: Socks wicking and wool,
underwear top and bottoms, hat
and gloves. Bags for dry socks in wet boots.