Originally Posted by oldgringo
Don't know how it relates here, but in another thread about rain gear, several folks opined that being wet was just part of the game. I was surprised at what appeared to be a cavalier approach to moisture control...I'm obsessive about staying dry. Not a backpacker, so I'm sure my puzzle is missing a few pieces.
And, y'all stay out
of my grass!
Being wet is sometimes unavoidable while in transit, whether it is backpacking or paddling. They key is to be able to get dry immediately when one stops for the day (or for an extended period of time). earlier, i mentioned my hypothermic twelfth birthday. The temp was in the forties and was rainy. We were just standing around. deadly combination there. Even when the mecury is well below zero, physical activity will make you sweat. One needs dry clothes to change to at camp and those wet ones will likely not dry at all unless you get a real good fire going.