My boondocking spot at the Colorado Springs Bass Pro shop
I made it to the Bass Pro parking lot in Colorado Springs this morning, and after spending a few shekels inside I've settled in for the night.
One of the reasons I came here besides the free boondocking was to buy myself a new insulated shirt. I bought an insulated flannel shirt here about three years ago and it held up pretty well considering I used it mostly to work in when it was chilly but it was looking a bit worn and had a few holes in it where it had come in contact with battery acid, so I figured it was time for new one.
An insulated flannel shirt is just about perfect for the climates that I'm usually in. I'm seldom in a place where it's really cold so I don't use a coat very much. On the other hand, even though I'm in warm places in the winter it still has days when it gets kind of chilly and the insulated flannel shirt is perfect for that kind of day.
When I went full-time I had to narrow my wardrobe down considerably and one of the ways I did that was to wear a kind of shirt that I had never worn before, and that would be T-shirts.
I got rid of all the button up shirts that I normally use to wear and bought a dozen T-shirts. There were family members that had never seen me in a T-shirt and it took me a while to get used to wearing them, but now I'm comfortable in them and their the shirt that I wear 99 percent of the time.
There were several reasons I chose the T-shirt over the button up shirts I already had, the button up shirts were kind of expensive so I wouldn't replace them when they wore out. I didn't have room to hang them up to keep them neat and it's easier to fold up a T-shirt than it is a button up shirt so it will fit in a drawer. And the T-shirt is more casual and I wanted to be as casual as a guy can get without being arrested for extreme casualness.
So now a T-shirt or a T-shirt with an insulated flannel shirt over it covers just about all of the weather situations I encounter over the year. I have a light coat, but I'm seldom in a situation where I need to wear it. I've also got a couple of long sleeve shirts in case I'm going to be out in the sun for a long time and I don't want to burn.
As far as pants go there was never a choice. I've worn jeans since I was a kid, I wore jeans to work and for just about every other occasion, and I'm wearing jeans right now, Problem solved.