civilhands-blog1  asked:

So I know cotton is a death sentence in a bug out bag, but as a woman, I'm having trouble finding 100% wool clothing that is in womens sizes. I'm really short, so I doubt packing a man's sized wool sweater in my bag will be totally effective. Am I just not looking in the right places? I mean I know you're a guy, so if you don't have any ideas for me it's cool. Thanks though!

i’d really like to get some wool from WoolPower because its the sister company of the company that made my axe, and i trust those swede’s craftsmanship. they have fits for men and women but i cant seem to find a good dealer in the states and its pretty pricey.

good wool is usually pretty expensive so i usually go with military surplus because its in bulk and its cheap. its normally old enough to have been shrunk a few times so a large sweater is very tight on me.

i have some leg warmers in my bag that dont fit over my calves but i keep em in there anyway. maybe ill put em on my arms or somethin. all wool can be effective, u just gotta macguyver around with it

wool alone wont keep you warm if you’re in a cold climate, you’re also probably gonna want to invest in base layers and remember to grab a coat on your way out the door.

sportsmansguide’s sizes run pretty small and the prices are great, i think its mostly male or unisex but fashion doesnt really matter

cabela’s, dick’s, LLBean, even JCPenney probably have good wool but its gonna be overpriced