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    History of waterproof gear

    Just a neat article that I'd think would interest most of us to some degree or another....

    The History of Rain Jacket Tech, From Intestines To Gore-Tex
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    Very interesting, I want a seal intestine hat!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Very interesting, I want a seal intestine hat!!
    Wild how modern that Inuit jacket looks design wise too, welded seams and all....
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    Interesting. Out of the blue I was reading about cuben fiber laminates yesterday. It's often used for sails and kites, but it serves in ultralight backpacking gear as well. I'd never heard of it before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Very interesting, I want a seal intestine hat!!
    Come up to Anchorage and you can probably get one. The seal gut poncho is on display at a museum up here...

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    Thanks for the read. As some one that has moved from the dry desert to the wet PNW this is relevant to my interests:

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    They also used fish skin for water proof boots and parkas. And for making parka/tent combos. Early ultralight. Yuungnaqpiallerput - The Way We Genuinely Live - Masterworks of Yup'ik Science and Survival

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    Quote Originally Posted by blockphi View Post
    Come up to Anchorage and you can probably get one. The seal gut poncho is on display at a museum up here...
    Ucky!! Wouldn't want the job of welding the seams!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach View Post
    They also used fish skin for water proof boots and parkas. And for making parka/tent combos. Early ultralight. Yuungnaqpiallerput - The Way We Genuinely Live - Masterworks of Yup'ik Science and Survival
    Such cool stuff. Great way to remove scales from fish. Put them on ice, wait till the stuck to it and pull? I guess when you have time to experiment, stuff gets discovered!

    Thanks for that article.
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