Wear Wool For Survival

Wool has long been the choice fabric for staying warm in extreme conditions. Its natural ability to breath and stay warm when wet (unlike cotton) has contributed greatly to wool’s popularity. In fact wool has been so effective for survival, humans have been using it since about 10,000 B.C.. But it has also developed a reputation for being itchy and uncomfortable to wear directly against the skin although some wool varieties are very comfortable. Merino wool (from Merino Sheep) is actually much finer than other varieties of wool and provide the benefits without the discomfort. Read more about building a modern survival wardrobe with merino wool. Continue reading