Brien, excellent advice.
When I showed up at CDC in January 2005 I was concerned about getting the Carhartts and other stuff I knew I would need for my construction related w/o Pole job, as well as stuff that would fit (size 15 feet etc :), but since it had been a few years since my first winter I’d forgotten the need for the second set of gear for the emergency cache (yes, we did that back then as well, but no one reminded me this time). So I didn’t bring the second Big Red they offered me.
The older Participant Guide (2002-04) listed the detailed requirements for summer/winter at all stations, but the newer ones only give the clothing list for summers at McM.
Oh, the Participant Guide…at the risk of being repetitious, anyone considering a job on the ice needs to read it cover to cover. Find it here:
More stuff well worth looking at (grantee info, field manual etc) is here