I remember Scouts and how miserable I was during the Winter camp outs. My flannel bag got wet with perspiration and my cotton clothing kept it all close to my skin. Needless to say, it was not fun.
So, now I have boys of my own who participate in Scouting and the Winter camps that are inherent with the activities, and I wanted to be there with them. But! I didn’t want to repeat the experience of my youth of uncomfortable, sleepless nights, and I wanted my boys to have the option of that experience, or not.
This lead me to start making my own gear that would keep me comfortable into the sub-freezing temperatures.