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I believe, the concern about foods that do not provoke thirst is relevant only in situations where you need to use water sparingly, such as in "survival" situations. The effect of macronutrients on water balance In another answer I said that protein stimulates urine production and thus water loss (100 g protein > 800 mL urine). During the metabolism of 100 ...


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Wind blocking is important in cold weather. A very small breeze on skin whisks away your warm air. On the flip side, keeping a thin layer of air stationary next to you works very well. I have an old sierra designs 3 layer gore-tex wind parka that over the years has lost its water repellancy. I still use it in winter, over a long sleeve polypro top. Your ...


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Question was edited to add the criteria of maximum 2 layers of something light. This invalidates the initial answers, but I am leaving this because I still think it is the proper solution to outdoor warmth. The real trick to staying warm is dressing in layers. If you put on enough layers, then you don't even need a jacket. The weather in my area is ...


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The question as you asked it is unanswerable - you supplied cold and (potentially) humid - no mention of wind or duration for outside; 10 min is very different to 1 hour, which is very very different to 1 day! I can't comment specifically on any of those jackets you linked. They are all from reputable companies that produce serious mountaineering gear and ...


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