Just the scarf alone worked ok. I only had some frost to brush off,
which was a great improvement over the patch of ice. It was below 0F
with a brisk wind, and was still toasty.
I will look into the balaclava, and may continue to work on a snorkel
hood as a sleep hat, but there is much less urgency.
Next trip for me is next weekend (camping with the scouts for their
Klondike derby), so I dont have to carry things far.
--- In email@example.com, Rick <ra1@...> wrote:
> Congrats. You did well. One item which works pretty well to decrease
> condensation is a counter current moisture and warmth system for the
> This can be as simple as several layers of a loose scarf which you
> breath through, or (my favorite) the Psolar Balaclava
> What happens in the breathing cycle is that the element of the
> the scarf fibers are cool. You breath into them with your warm moist
> breath. They warm up and some of the water vapor condenses on them.
> Then you breathe in. The cold air passes across all those fibers and
> warms up, at the same time, the dry air is made more moist as it
> evaporates the water off the fibers.
> The simple scarf and even the Psolar element are not perfect, but they
> do decrease the amount of water which freezes to the inside of my
> In warmer weather, nearer to freezing, I usually just keep the travel
> pod closed. The section near my mouth gets moist, but it evaporates
> the outer surface well enough.