Winter

On warmth

The end of October brings cool weather to MoCo. It gets cool enough that nomadic dwellings require some kind of heating to remain livable.

However, before a nomad heats his house, he first takes steps to insulate his body to preserve the heat it generates.

Here is a classic Low Tech Magazine article about the insulating properties of clothing.

The nomad wears clothing made from a variety of insulating materials. Below is a list typical materials, but it is not exhaustive. A more complete list might include synthetic materials, as well as more exotic natural materials like camel, and the elusive vicuña.

Herewith is the list of typical materials a nomad wears:
Natural
cotton
hemp
superwash merino wool
merino wool
alpaca
cashmere
duck down
leather
fur
silk
Synthetic
Aerogel
Reflectix
carbon (heated by battery)
Various rainproof material for shells

Some more articles discussing the properties of clothing material:
On wicking properties of polyester, and breathability of cotton.

On wool.


On sleep

A nomad sleeps twice in the night. Cf. this article and this one.

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