Clothing selection will be dependent on where you travel and what time of the year it is. Some of the off rig activities you decide to do will also determine what you bring along. We are going to approach this by looking at four diverse seasons. Each section will provide a brief time frame and what to possibly expect in each season regarding temperature and conditions.

While most of our time might be spent riding inside a vehicle, it’s still a good idea to follow the basic principles of what to wear. Pack items that are going to wick moisture away from your body, stay away from cotton items,

Spring

Spring can run from March through June. In that time frame, you can expect to experience a diverse range of conditions starting with cold, rainy weather and ending with warm, sunny days. This doesn’t mean that these conditions could be completely different and the clothes you pack should reflect this. Temperatures can also swing from warm days to chilly, cold nights.

Here is what we recommend packing during spring:

  • T-shirt(s)
  • Long sleeve shirt(s)
  • A fleece pullover or zip up
  • Long pants
  • Shorts
  • Boots, preferably waterproof
  • Socks
  • Rain jacket
  • Medium weight hat, gloves, and scarf
  • Baseball hat
  • Sunglasses

Summer

Following closely on the heels of spring summer runs from June through September. The weather should be pretty consistent with warmer temperatures happening, but it is not uncommon to have cooler evenings once September rolls around.

Here is what we recommend packing during summer months:

  • T-shirt(s)
  • Long sleeve shirt(s)
  • Shorts
  • Swimsuit
  • Flip-flops/sandals (for camp)
  • Lightweight long pants
  • Hiking shoes/boots
  • Socks
  • Sunglasses

Fall

Fall, running from September through mid-December, is a great time to get out and camp in the early months. The later months can find you battling cold conditions and possible snow. Temperatures can range from 60-70 degrees to bitterly cold and freezing. Knowing when you are going can mean packing additional warm weather clothing or not.

Here is what we recommend packing in the fall months:

  • T-shirt(s)
  • Long sleeve shirt(s)
  • A fleece pullover or zip up
  • Pants
  • Shorts (for earlier months)
  • Medium temperature sleeping clothes
  • Boots, preferably waterproof
  • Socks, medium to heavy weight
  • Rain jacket with liner
  • Medium weight hat, gloves, and scarf
  • Baseball hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Heavy winter coat (for later months)
  • Snow pants (for later months)
  • Snow boots (for later months)

Winter

December through March brings winter into the four season picture. These months find cold, to extremely cold temperatures making their presence known along with an abundance of snow, sleet, and even rain at times.

Here is what we recommend packing in the fall months:

  • Base layer shirt(s)
  • Long sleeve shirt(s)
  • Fleece pullover
  • Base layer pants
  • Pants, preferably warmer and heavier
  • Cold weather sleeping clothes
  • Heavyweight hat, gloves, and scarf
  • Snow boots
  • Warm, waterproof socks
  • Winter rated jacket
  • Snow pants
  • Sunglasses

 

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