Ok, "cold weather" in the desert is something different.
Same rule about finding shelter against the wind.
I am not a big fan of the balaclava as you canīt use it while on guard duty, it impairs your hearing too much.
This debate is rather meaningless as it regards your basic training. ie: You will be told what you are going to wear.
Not much room for individual kitting out..
Had you been on an active Team I would have recomended thinsulate undergarments and a hooded sweater. Yes you read it right, a good old fashioned "hoodie".
Can be used top up during sleep hours, and semihodded during guard hours as the hood will help break up your head outline and downhooded and tied off around your neck to aviod loosing too much bodywarmth..
The one and only thing I believe the youthculture have contributed to the fighting man in a lot of years.
Good luck at basic.
"We are the pilgrims, Master
We shall go always a little further,
it may be beyond the last blue mountain barred with snow,
Across that angry or glimmering sea..."