How to Properly Layer for Hunting Season

When you go out hunting, you're going to be in a variety of weather temperatures. In the winter though, you need to ensure that you can be out in the woods without shelter for extended periods of time without having any adverse reactions. While it may seem like you just want to pile on layers, knowing how to properly layer for hunting season is extremely important. There is a method to it, and this method will help you wear less, be more comfortable, and still stay warm in inclement weather.The first layer you'll want to wear is the baselayer. This type of clothing is going to fit right up against your skin, and will hopefully have moisture-wicking properties, keeping you dry and warm. Depending on the conditions you are going out in, you will have a variety of baselayer options to choose from. A lightweight option offers little insulation, so this will be better for hunting during the summer months. Midweight layers are better for colder conditions, without causing you to overheat. Finally, if you are going to be out in the snow all day, you'll want heavyweight baselayers. This will keep you warm in cold, harsh weather.The next layer will be the mid-layer. This layer works with the baselayer, and the main point is to trap heat while also removing the moisture that has built up. This is the layer that can easily be removed if you are beginning to overheat, but it also can be doubled up if you are in freezing elements.The final layer, your outerlayer, is the protective shell. It would protect from wind and rain or snow, so it will need to be something waterproof, but it also needs to be thick to protect from branches and thorns. After all, you'll be out in the woods, so you want your layers to help protect you from the weather, and from the woods. Having a thicker outerlayer can also help protect you from bug bites. Once you know how to properly layer for hunting season, you can be prepared for taking on the elements and spending an afternoon out in the woods. 

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