Monday, September 18, 2017

Classic Safari-Style Clothing

DRESSING for ELEGANT SURVIVAL

Elegant Survival on Safari
HOW TO DRESS ON SAFARI

Elegant Survival tip: the more of your skin that is covered by clothing, the safer you are from the elements, sun and insects in particular. Even in the U.S., insects can cause deadly diseases such as Lyme, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and West Nile virus. People assume that hot weather requires a baring of skin, which is a fallacy. Natural fibres have a wicking action to keep your skin dry of perspiration, thus keeping you cool. And, everyone but the unenlightened knows now that getting sunburnt/tanned on purpose isn't cool! Smart people wear long sleeves and trousers, long socks, boots and skirts. Do all you can to protect against malaria and other insect-borne diseases. Desert-dwellers cover as much skin as possible, and for good reason. So, whether you're in the high desert, the heavily-wooded forest, or in the savannahs of Africa, my elegant survival rule of covering yourself from head-to-toe with luxurious fabrics is infinitely relevant. ©M-J de Mesterton


NOW, CLICK HERE TO READ ANOTHER PIECE by M-J on DRESSING PROPERLY FOR SAFARI and other outdoor activities, published in 2008.



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