Gifts to stay warm in the wintry outdoors, from a former park ranger

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Gifts to stay warm in the wintry outdoors, from a former park ranger

The author Alfred Wainwright, who wrote famed guidebooks of the outdoors, knew how to stay comfortable outside. “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing,” is a quote popularly attributed to Wainwright.

It's often true.

What follows are some clothing essentials to keep someone comfortable in frigid winds, chilled autumn nights, or during the frozen winter.

1. A buff

Buff Polar Multifunctional Headwear from REI

Buff Polar Multifunctional Headwear from REI

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As a veteran park ranger of windswept Alcatraz Island once told me: "Protect the neck or freeze!"

Buffs are used to shield the neck and face from winds and cold air. They come in all sorts of colors and materials. REI sells some good ones. Read more...

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