I think I'll take the word of the Norwegians Army research institute, and SIFO over any random bloggers any day...Wool doesn't keep help when it's wet at all. You'd be better of naked than in wet wool.
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I would disagree, a woollen jumper does keep you warmer and in the early days of snorkelling a thick woolly jumper was used before wet suits came in, see Alexander McKee's book "Farming the Sea". There is a difference between an active body and a container of warm water.Wool doesn't keep help when it's wet at all. You'd be better of naked than in wet wool.
Yes that would be daft. But in combination with an outer, wind/rain proof shell, it's superb.When its soaked through you will get cold and its a bugger to dry when camping, synthetics perform better in wet weather. I like a wooly jumper but I'd be daft to use it as a rain barrier.
In Norway, we have something called sea mittens. They are felted wool mittens, and can be a tad stiff. The fishermen used to dip them in sea water, then beat them "dry", and they would keep their hands toast at sea, in their open boats in the arctic winter."It was reported that in very bad weather - high winds, frost or snow -the Highlander would dip his plaid in water and then lie down in it.We're told that wetting it like that made the wool swell so that the plaid would give better protection against the wind and cold air. In sub-zero temperatures, it's said that the dipping would result in a thin glaze of ice on the outside surface which would further insulate the occupant. Wrapped up like this with his head under the blanket, the Highlander's breath would then create a warm and moist atmosphere around him which would keep him cosy during the night!" From here Whether apocryphal or not, I thought I'd stick an oar in. okenest:
Hi Bumbler, excellent, felted wool is great stuff, I have felted wool liners for my Sorel winter boots. Though the boots are waterproof you can get a condensation build up and the felted wool is great for keeping you cosy. We've an artist who works in fabrics in the village who felts wool.In Norway, we have something called sea mittens. They are felted wool mittens, and can be a tad stiff. The fishermen used to dip them in sea water, then beat them "dry", and they would keep their hands toast at sea, in their open boats in the arctic winter.
My mother made me a pair last winter, and they are the best I have. Because they are felted they are fairly wind proof. But I use them inside a pair of wind proof canvas mittens.
They often get quite wet with melting snow etc, but never failed to keep me warm.
The Norwegian army use the same system. Wool mittens inside a wind proof shell. These days they have replaced the cotton (canvas?) wind prrof shell, with gore-tex, but the inner woold mitten is the same as 40 years ago. They have never been able to find a modern material that could replace the wool.
Ha ha and yet he still survives those tough situations, Wow if only we all could hit and hope so successfully when doing fire by friction etc maybe its just a reflection of his great skill with such tools rather than blind luck@ Cactus Elf
Have you seen how BG uses a firesteel ?
Hit and hope for the best springs to mind...very example if you ask me!
Actually it was a "family" show on prime time when the whole family watched TV together. Kids like much, much, much more blood and gore. The Rambo series is actually pretty mild for today's kids.....As for the Ateam Goatboy, they rock. no one got killed cause its a kids show wouldn't be much fun for 10 yr olds if it was like watching Rambo 4 every week. Still they've always got Bear Grylls
Possibly. Sometimes the biodegradable stuff uses more resources though. If you need durable goods it might well be better (on the environment) to buy the one synthetic rather than a half dozen natural.It ought to be a consideration for any thinking person concerned with the environment - stuff we use should at the very least be biodegradable.
Oh dear! I better not make any comments anglers I've met on my Kayak trips...That's it ive had it with this forum, that was blatantly an inflammatory remark designed to belittle
my chosen sport and upset me, going off now for a good cry LOL.
Do what?Possibly. Sometimes the biodegradable stuff uses more resources though. If you need durable goods it might well be better (on the environment) to buy the one synthetic rather than a half dozen natural.