General Awareness Questions

Q.  Which of the following are elements of the colder principle?

a. Keep clothing clean and dry
b. Repair clothing as necessary
c. Wear clothing loose and layered
d. All the above

ANSWER: See Answer
In scouts, the military, and most outdoor books or schools teach the COLDER principal. It is a great acronym for caring and using your clothing.

C - keep your clothing CLEAN. Dirt can break down the fibers of your clothing.
O - don't OVERHEAT. Sweat can lessen the effectiveness of clothing.
L - wear your clothes LOOSE and in LAYERS. Makes your system versatile.
D - stay DRY.
E - EXAMINE your clothing. Look for worn or damaged areas of your clothing.
R - REPAIR any damage that is found.


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