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PostPosted: November 19th, 2005, 9:32 pm 
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happened to be at Ikea today, buying bedding

if you are looking for an alternative to drop cloths, they have 100% cotton sheets, 200 thread count - it's Indonesian rather than Egyptian, but nevertheless looks reasonably decent quality, much lighter than canvas drop cloths, and less expensive than obtaining Egyptian cotton by cutting up Martha Stewart sheets


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PostPosted: November 21st, 2005, 9:45 am 
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For those who might be interested, there is a new 2006 edition of Garrett Conover's "A Snow Walker's Companion" that has yet to be released into retail outlets, but is expected in stores for the holiday shopping season. For those who cannot wait, it can be ordered direct from the U.S. distributor http://www.adventurepublications.net. I'm assuming that they ship to Canada, thought I didn't ask.

The new book is about $25US (older used versions are selling for almost $50 on Amazon.com!)

Chuck


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FWIW, like Dave stated, you may want to add a wire around the rim of the cowl. In my opinion, this is an esential. If you've ever walked into a headwind, or crossed a lake on a bright day, you'll know what I mean. The wire allows you to 'squish' the hood opening into a long snout kind of deal. It's like looking through a tunnel. Or, you can form the wire into a wide open circle to help ventilate the anorak while staying in the shade of the hood. This really works well with a fur ruff of some sort too. In very cold weather your breath condences and freezes and slips off the guard hairs of the ruff with a shake now and then.

My wire is a piece of 10 gauge electrical copper, easily slipped into a sewn hem.

Military hoods are still made this way.

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Well, I ventured into Fabricland today. I couldn't find any of that great rick rack that I have seen on anoraks. Anyone have an idea of where to get some? Is it a special order item?

The drop cloths are washed and dried. That sheet idea may come in handy for the next one.

Thanks!


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PostPosted: November 21st, 2005, 7:35 pm 
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Textile Outfitters have 12 to 14 patterns of 1" webbing available at $ 3.00 CDN. per metre on Page 39 of their catolog.
See website at www.justmakeit.com
They are in Calgary and a great place to get outdoor use material.
phone; 403-543-7676.
Good sewing.
stay safe
OAF


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