** Take the Right Stuff**
In warm early seasons, I hunt in jogging shoes, T-shirt, and shorts, with a light wool jacket knotted around my segmented belt pack. Later I switch to 8-inch Red Wing leather hiking boots, baggy cotton or light wool trousers, and layers of cotton and wool shirts. I still carry the Filson jacket, but I trade my baseball cap for a wool stocking cap. I never wear long johns because they impede leg movement. Jeans do, too, and wick away body heat when they're wet. Do not bring the bulky jacket or insulated pants you'd wear on a whitetail stand; you'll cook in them. If you need added warmth, pack a down vest.