Re: Supply Division Wish List
Ted Burton (ted.burton@MCCALL.ID.US)
Sun, 22 Dec 1996 17:43:57 -0700
At 10:19 -0500 12/19/96, Hank Nest wrote to SCOUTS-L and therefore to Ted
> Actually, this is a MAJOR misunderstanding. Cotton is actually
>one of the best insulators made. Compared to fleece, it performs just as
Dry cotton, perhaps. Persperation-soaked cotton, rain-soaked cotton, melted
snow-soaked cotton, has the insulating abilities of ice. Hypothermia can
set in at 60 degrees -- it is not necessary to be in Alaska to get chilled.
A windy day in wet cotton at 60 degrees is life threatening.
In northern climates, at least, here at 5,000 feet in the Idaho mountains,
or in Alaska previously, we teach and taught two propositions: cotton
kills, wool warms. In any event, layering is the trick to avoid perspiring
yourself to hypothermia. Now if one is allergic to wool (and as an
asthmatic I have genuine sympathy for those who are allergic) another
fabric should be sought that retains its insulating abilities when sopping
Thank you for listening.
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