Re: LONG Johns

Posted by Mac on Nov 17, 2004

Chris, thank's for the good wishes.

I only have a shorty wet suit which would probably be next to useless (might keep the torso warm). I wore 18" neoprene boots for getting in and out. As for the ol' bod, I was wearing wool long johns under nylon jogging rain pants, a wool shirt and R20 - rated PFD. After this experience, I'm gonna shop for a dry suit - or stay off the water. My biggest problem is that I tend to overheat very easily and perspire. If I dress appropriately, I turn into a portable sauna. I think hitting the water in that state would stop the ol' ticker for sure.

I have a lot of studying up to do to equip myself for the spring when the air is warm but the water is icey. (Kind of the reverse of now).

Any ideas?

In Response to: Re: LONG Trip Report by Chris on Nov 17, 2004

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