It’s going to be COLD on Monday in Washington, D.C. Here is the Boy Scout Association’s own “Cold-Weather Clothing Checklist,” plus tips that will help you to “be prepared”:
– Long-sleeved shirt*
– Long pants*
– Long underwear
– Sturdy shoes
– Woolen socks
– Insulated parka or coat with hood
– Warm hat*
– Packable rain gear
*Items marked with an asterisk should be made of wool or a warm synthetic fabric.
Dress for the outdoors by wearing layers so that you can adjust your clothing to match changing weather conditions.
Wool can keep you warm even when it is damp from rain. If wool feels scratchy against your skin, wear long underwear or a T-shirt under it.
Many synthetic fabrics offer the comfort of cotton and the warmth of wool. Clothing made of polypropylene, polar fleece, and other modern materials can insulate you whether it is wet or dry. Look for these fabrics in long underwear, sweaters, vests, parkas, mittens, and hats.
Finally, in any kind of weather, don’t forget to carry a water bottle.