Wool is also more resistant to sparks from a fire
I could see wool as an outer layer in dry conditions but not in wet. For all it's properties, waterproof/resistant it is not.
Seems to work for sheep
The thought of a sheep shrinking and the rest of the flock trying to stretch it back to shape is amusing, please don't spoil it
so you're saying that we would fair well if we put a sheep over our shoulders?I do find it interesting that a traditional piece of clothing in the mountain regions of Croatia (and probably neighboring countries) was a vest called kožuh made from sheep fleece (now if someone would actually explain why the hell is fleece and wool sometimes interchangeable and sometimes not this might make sense) that was worn during the winter with the "fur" on the inside and in the summer with it on the outside (apparently).Pic of the traditional garment(Image removed from quote.)
Thankfully my grandfather is from that region. Not so thankfully, apparently the clothes didn't matter as much because people also used very strong liquor (from 45 to 50% alcohol content if diluted correctly, actual product was around 65%)
It's next to impossible to find any wool clothing in North America now, short of some boutique/outdoor brand (i.e. super expensive). I've tried some wool mid layer for winter sports but gravitated towards primaloft type, wool doesn't have good warmth/weight ratio in comparison. I'm sure it's much more durable though if you crawl in and out of trees all winter long.