I was digging around for something else and found this:
It's my first hunt with the 7600 in rain.
I am frankly no expert on rain. I don't run away from it, but usually I fill the freezer out of the Kentucky Rifle Season without seeing a whole lot of it. This year, you could see a monster load of it coming from about a week off, and I fretted all week on how to get ready for it. I was not disappointed.
As I remember, Opening Day was supposed to start out warm with drizzle, the rain was going to hit in earnest just after sunrise and hit a peak around 1000. After that, the wind was going to come and blow it clear, but the temperature was also going to drop 20F.
By the way, I had a nice warm house to go to only a half-mile away. I've encountered several days like this in the KY and OH Modern Weapons Seasons. My advice is this:
First, invest in one of those war surplus nylon duffle bags with the pack straps. They're waterproof. Take along a change of clothes for the colder part of the hunt. Bag them in a garbage bag, and then put your wet clothes in the garbage bag for the trip out.
Second , always carry a big high-gauge garbage or leaf bag with you when a sudden shift to cold is possible. If you get really really soaked, pull off all your clothes , cut head and arm holes in the bottom of the bag and wear it like a shirt against your skin. It works like a vapor barrier and keeps the moisture from sucking the heat out of you. It's an old trick I learned as a caver, and had to put it to use once on a backpacking trip that went sour. It works. Cavers are taught to sit under the bag with their knees drawn up and conserve heat as a last resort. Luckily I never had to crawl into my bag, but I was in on a trip where a couple of guys got flooded in and had to go to their bags waiting for rescue-- not pretty, but without the bags it would have been much worse.