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    [QUOTE=Running Feather;625757]You are truly Nanook of the North
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    That is a scary thought, not nearly as skilled as he was though

    I will bring it in May, Unless you are traveling to the north for a colder trip
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    Quote Originally Posted by TZBrown View Post
    ...being cotton and in temps about 20 degrees...
    If temps get any higher, you should wear something else.

    A waxed anorak is a completely different garment from an untreated anorak. Sailors wore waxed canvas garments, because they were in a wet environment, even in winter.
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    Homemade Alternatives/Hybrids

    If you're too lazy, can't sew, or don't have time, there are some alternatives to the fine, homemade craftsmanship of Brownie's anorak.

    Sportsmansguide offers a lot of surplus snow camo suits, some of which are cotton. Here are links to some: http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/c....aspx?a=743154 Note: This is a poncho, but could easily be converted to an anorak.

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/c....aspx?a=916799 Note: This is a parka, not an anorak.

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/c....aspx?a=604858 The front of this one could be sewn shut to turn it into an anorak.

    The selection right now is somewhat limited, but last year I picked up two surplus anoraks for about $20.00 for the pair that were brand new and cotton canvas. You can search other military surplus sellers and often find foreign snow camo tops very cheap. You need to make sure that you are getting cotton, and not nylon or a cotton blend.

    All of them make a fine, roomy top for Winter hammock camping.

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    very nicely done TZ.thanks for shareing that.
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    According to this article:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anorak

    Strictly speaking, an anorak is a waterproof jacket with a hood and drawstrings at the waist and cuffs, and a parka is a knee-length cold-weather jacket or coat; typically stuffed with down or very warm synthetic fiber, and with a fur-lined hood.

    The waterproof anorak was used for kayaking, hence the drawstrings at the waist.
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    Clearly, the Anorak has evolved.
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