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Offline Moondog55

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Re: Falling through the ice: MUST light a fire!
« Reply #75 on: April 23, 2019, 11:14:12 pm »
I've been thinking about the pants issue. While I have had fully waterproof pants ice up on the inside many times I can't recall ever having had any of my windpants have the same issue, either the fully synthetic or the fabric blends. I wonder why our experiences are so different Griz
In fact one of the reasons I paid so much money for my US army NYCO wind pants was their reputation for being so very good at keeping the wind off while being able to pass water vapour even at very low temperatures, ditto the ECWCS Fishtail shell.

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Re: Falling through the ice: MUST light a fire!
« Reply #76 on: April 24, 2019, 08:57:51 am »
I used to wear military overpants all the time and they DO breathe better than any of the truly "waterproof" commercial pants. I think it's because of the 60/40 blend they use, which is really woven so tightly that they're virtually wind and water proof instead of the looser weave and coating on regular stuff.
I may also camp in higher moisture areas or sweat more than you

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Re: Falling through the ice: MUST light a fire!
« Reply #77 on: April 27, 2019, 07:12:30 pm »
I sweat like a horse doing any kind of work no matter what the temperature but not so much on my legs.
Feet is another matter, I have used antiperspirants on my feet for what seems like forever

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Re: Falling through the ice: MUST light a fire!
« Reply #78 on: April 28, 2019, 09:03:19 am »
Ever been  checked for Hyperhydrosis?

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Re: Falling through the ice: MUST light a fire!
« Reply #79 on: April 28, 2019, 05:30:45 pm »
Yes
I am supposedly superbly heat adapted after 32 years in stinking hot commercial kitchens but not it is  lack of conditioning too