Having a set of clothes in your survival/bug-out bag is important for all four seasons, but you’ll need to pack more clothes than usual in a fall or winter environment. Additionally, you should also have an extra set of clothes in your car and at your work.
Hypothermia and frostbite can impact anyone – even those who believe they’re prepared. During the Korean War, 10 percent of the total US casualties were due to the cold weather.
If the power goes out or the grid goes down while you’re at work, you may want heavier clothing than what you wore for the day. And if you’re in your car, you might be wearing something that won’t keep you warm enough in a crisis. You may have to walk dozens of miles, and you’ll definitely be glad you had those clothes then.
So, what kind of clothes do you need to pack for the fall and winter? You’ll no doubt be tempted to pack a pile of old clothes that you don’t need anymore, but you may want to reconsider. They may not be in good enough condition to keep you warm.