Cooling towel technology


Good morning,

Safe Memorial Day.  Hope all experiencing a SAFE Memorial Day holiday week.  My well-wishes for your safety.

Above link provides the basics of this somewhat new technology for keeping cool.  Per the above site, the fabric “is engineered to absorb water, not for it to evaporate”.  For any planned hot weather this material can be important.


Another website … nothing to do with cooling fabrics but appropriate for learning.

In a current Smokey Bear catalog of merchandise just sent me, it’s mentioned somewhere buried in the catalog about the Forest Fire Lookout Association http://www.firelookout.org.  I’m linking it just for info.  There’s a $15.00 annual cost and I usually hold to only doing volunteer work for no-cost. It’s just that this organization does do some important work – and not just watching for fires. 

A parallel to lighthouses and their preservation for their history, this Association has a history section where there are efforts to preserve the records – and surely pictures – of our no longer used forest fire lookout towers.

For those new to prepping and especially new to the outdoors … not the picnic in the park: the real outdoors, worth glancing at this site.

Again, have a SAFE Memorial Day !   


  • Comments (5)

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      Good morning to you Bob.  I hope you enjoy your holiday.

      Soon as I finish writing this, I’m hopping on the tractor & will cut the bottom pasture, which will take a few hours.  It is a beautiful morning here and can’t wait to see what wildlife I’ll see down in that thick grass.

      The human body is designed to cool itself just as that towel does.  When the sweat evaporates, that cools you off.  Sweat is a good thing & let me tell you… this man is a sweater.  It pours off of me.  The problem is, many days here in the humid south, the humidity is so high that your sweat does not evaporate.  On those days, I look like I jumped into a pool fully clothed.  Those days can be pretty miserable.  But we take the good with the bad and realize life is good.

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        Good afternoon Redneck,

        Well received.

        Here, too, the humidity soon to arrive.  Our weather will be like Chad, central Africa: hot and humid. This is for the eastern part of Virginia.

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      Is it just me or is that towel website down for everyone? I can’t seem to connect to it.

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        Good afternoon Isabel,

        I just checked and it worked for me.

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        Oh thank you for checking Bob. I restarted my computer and it is loading for me know. 

        That sure is some interesting technology in that towel, which reminds me of that other topic you had started called Studying the limits and possibilities of knitted materials will lead to ultra-tough materials. In this case though, the knitting is used for maximum evaporation. 

        And the prices aren’t too bad.