I'll be "backpacking" -- to imply traveling from country to country, but also hiking and camping in the backcountry -- various parts of Europe in winter for 3 months.
I've camped and hiked before, but never in such cold conditions -- ranging from the Mediterranean to well above the Arctic Circle -- and I don't know if the layers I'm bringing will be sufficient. I want to assume that if my clothing or gear has issues, that I won't be able to drop by an outdoor store and buy something, which may be the case if I'm camping for a few days. (I won't be camping above the arctic circle though as I find it may be too dangerous; I'll be staying in cabins)
- 4 boxer briefs (some synthetic, some wool)
- 4 socks (2 lightweight wool, 1 mid weight wool, 1 expedition weight wool)
- 2 light weight wool bottom (one dedicated for sleeping), 1 midweight wool bottom
- 2 lightweight wool long sleeves (one dedicated for sleeping), 2 midweight long sleeves
- 2 mid layers (one is hooded)
- 2 insulating layers (synthetic down w/ hood; fleece jacket w/ no hood)
- 1 soft shell
- 1 hard shell
Are there any layers that I should add or cut back? I want to strike a balance between packing light and carrying redundancies.