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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Traditional or Technical

This is a quandry many of us face.

Laura and I are going skiing today and I find myself faced with the question of traditional wool clothing versus technical Gore-Tex, wicking materials, and more.

I lean toward wool just because I like the way it works, how it looks, and even how it smells (or doesn't smell once you've been working.)

Not surprisingly, I have enough kit to go in either direction and will probably not make a final decision until we're running out the door.

I'll have pictures and a write-up when we get home.

Thanks for reading,



At 9:47 AM, Blogger backcountrybowhunter said...

Trad vs tech is a continuum that we all find ourselves on. I find I trend more strongly in the trad direction, shooting a longbow for nearly all of my big game hunting, preferring to not take tent stakes and crafting my own instead, cooking with fire when possible, etc. I like my wool as well, but for hunting I have been drawn to the newer hi tech clothing such as sitka or even under armor....

At 12:12 PM, Blogger J. J. Magnum said...

I can tell you what Ruhl found out by dog sledding; traditional is great stuff until you have to move long distances in a full run, then it gets too heavy and stiff. We are exploring lighter weight more modern materials.

It's all about the layers.


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