pack about 1000Cals in food, 3 big energy bars will do, because its hard to keep warm when hungry, matters more in winter as its colder.
sorry but a newbie would read Callum and Zuma points and appear contradictory. If a fleece has become so wet from snow/sweat why expose a down jacket to the same conditions, the down will end up with less insulation than the fleece surely. Adding the down over a wet garment will make the down wet and putting it on in conditions which would wet a fleece will wet the down.
Callum is using examples on the hill which is more of the thread's thrust, and Zuma using example of when voluntary stopping and can control the moisture exposure. Both valid but I think the context is more on-the-hill survival?
Accepting obviously that high-loft down is warmer for weight/volume in the pack than anything else.
Gneiss Boots wrote (see)
... The best reminder / guide for this is still the Heather Morning video I think, here on the BBC
Plenty of decent advice in that film, except... (perhaps I blinked and missed it, but I did check twice) - she didn't seem to mention torch (and batteries) and a whistle!!
Anyway, overall solid, relevant advice - unlike (imo) her suggestion today that we should all be digesting a 31-page booklet of SAR helicopter protocols!
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