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Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by 7SFCW4, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. 7SFCW4

    7SFCW4 Out and About, Oregon Active Member

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    So, I have never been satisfied with GORE TEX head gear (your mileage may vary), so I have been searching for a local Portland made product OTTER WAX with no luck, so, I defaulted to good old, Peoples Republic of Seattle, Filson Oil Finish Wax.

    After working into the seams and surface and hitting with a hair dryer on HIGH, first test was great. Not noisy, after a one hour in the rain walk, minimal inside moisture, mainly on the rear main vertical seam. After a second coat, with obvious extra attention to all seams, I am satisfied with the results.

    Now on to the flashlight reflection tests in darkness. If anyone owning a GEN III Night Vision Device tries this, please post the results?

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  2. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Just me and I am a mindless old fool but that would not be my choice of headgear or dress if it were a SHTF. I tend toward a chameleon approach that let's you wear what you need in clothing but doesn't stand out sending a message. Not being critical mind you but we all look at people and profile them. It's better to not stand out.

    I guess if you have a plan that you will live in the woods it will work out for you:D
     
  3. 7SFCW4

    7SFCW4 Out and About, Oregon Active Member

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    No, this is just a practical piece of dog walking kit. Working in downtown Portland, it's chameleon wear 7x24x365. My 30 year old truck looks like it was resurrected from a wrecking yard and runs like a sewing machine. My laptop pack blends right in. I seriously doubt you could pick me out of the crowd. Now, at 4:30 AM when I am walking the dogs, I am completely alone (except for two rottweilers).
     
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  4. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I walk the dog too, he is a good boy.:D Long walks help the body and gives the mind an uncluttered time to think. Since I only have one dog I carry an umbrella for rain. It has many uses from concealment to a weapon yet looks as normal as sunshine. I wear a Filson wool hat on the cold days and it looks normal for my age. I blend in just fine.
     
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  5. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    Moved.
     
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  6. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have a brown Filson Tin Cloth Hat with the wool lining and fold down ear flaps. It does shed the water just fine.

    I find it too hot to wear except when the temps get down below the teens at least, which is almost never here.

    I need to get an unlined one.