It’s very good to find that technology still isn’t a patch on a sheep 🙂 Gary Waidson (friends call him Wayland, he says he’s “a freelance Viking”) of Ravenlore gives a very good outline of useful bushcraft clothing …
“I prefer to take my inspiration from the hardiest of mountain dwellers, that endure the worst weather nature can throw at them, without shelter, 365 days a year 24 hours a day. Sheep.
Millions of years of evolution has given sheep one of the best insulating materials known to mankind.
Wool is warm, it’s breathable, it has antibacterial qualities that stop it smelling and it will absorb a lot of moisture before it loses it’s insulating effects.
The downside is that it has been out of fashion for a while in outdoor sport pursuits and getting good woollen gear can be a challenge. The wool shirt you can see above was made by Bison Bushcraft.
Wool clothing is also a little heavier than synthetic fleece, but it doesn’t burst into flame and melt onto your skin like fleece either. I know which I find preferable while working near to a fire.”
To read the whole artile go to Ravenlore Bushcraft and Wilderness Skills. Clothing.