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Again - the question of jeans

Discussion in 'Attire' started by Northern Dancer, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    Instructional Thread :peeking:


    The count down is on as I impatiently wait for the first real adventure
    into the places that I enjoy most.

    In the meantime to keep busy I was instructing youth how to pack a standard person pack for canoe tripping. As we know space and weight is always a consideration as well as the avoidance of duplication of instruments. So on this occasion, I'm instructing the semi-military method. By that, I mean clothing items pressed down and folded tightly and rolled. You are permitted a total of three socks, three underwear, three lightweight pants, [must include one long pant] three lightweight t's, etc. No awful beach towels and the like.

    This all has to be reasonable for youth who don't have the bucks to purchase the big ticketed items for their kit.

    "What about jeans," Sir. "What about them? I said, warmly inviting more information. "Can I bring them? :eek:

    I don't recommend jeans for canoe or any other kind of camping. For the simple reason --->

    Big, bulky and hard to pack.
    Hard to dry.
    Not warm when wet.
    If you fall into the drink they become heavy.
    Because they are usually dark they attract mosquitos.
    In an emergency, they are hard to cut off.
    Not suitable for hot days.
    They block air flow to the body and make the person hot.
    [Though I can appreciate some guys wear them for that reason.]
    They tend to be uncomfortable doing labour tasks.
    They are not right for the environment.
    "I guess I shouldn't bring them then?"

    Well...what do you think?
    What would you have said in this instructional session?


    Socks rolled in military fashion.

  2. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    I agree 100%. I used to be a cotton person, but you have showed me the errors of my way.

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