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    Multi-Use

    So we (hikers) all love us some multi-use gear, right? What about gear that transcends multi-use for just hiking? Dutchware does it.

    Like many others, Genuine Draft and I are obligated to attend many parties over the holidays. Well, this year (like every other) she had a couple of wardrobe malfunctions. Not the Janet Jackson kind, just stuff that doesn't cooperate with her. This year, one of the items was a broken clasp on a necklace she wanted to wear. What I heard was "blah, blah, blah. This that and the other thing. Do you have anything that will work?" What she really said was "I really want to wear this necklace, but the stupid clasp broke and I can't find anything to replace it with. Do you have anything that might work?"

    Since my subconscious was aware she wanted me to do something at a moment when I didn't want to do something, I responded with an auto-pilot "no". A few seconds later, the brain acknowledged what she was asking and a thought crept into my mind: what about that baggie of Dutch Hooks I have in the gear room?

    Pleased to report, they work quite well. A simple larkshead on the closed loop and let the open end catch the loose end. Probably wouldn't work so great on a lady (or lad) with short hair since it doesn't exactly scream "fashion", but with a little hair to cover it, the Dutch Hook is a wonderful substitute for a necklace catch.





    So, I'm supposed to tell Dutch, from Genuine Draft: You rock dude!
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    I like it!

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    smart thinkin'!

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    A new market... we should call Jarrod's
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    Wow Cannibal! You have single handedly created a whole new market outlet for Dutch. All the ladies will be on the look out for the Dutchware jewelry line.
    Terry

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    Does it come in colours?!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon360 View Post
    Does it come in colours?!!
    It comes in any color you want, as long as it's titanium.

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    This makes me glad that I ordered twice as many Dutch hooks as I thought I needed!
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    The rest of the story.....

    The event that our gear hording mod and his lovely better half were attending was red carpet movie premier opening of the new South Park movie in Aspen. He was riding in the limo with Tom and Kate Cruise when Kate had her hair band just snap leaving Tom to complain that her long locks would prevent the paparazzi's from getting a good profile picture of him. Our quick thinking mod reaches into his pocket and pulls out a Dutch Clip. Securing Kate's hair and thereby saving Tom's chances of going to the movie unseen the Mission Impossible star thanks Cannibal with a big hug. However as they enjoyed their long warm moment Kate and Genuine feeling awkward exited the limo. They no sooner left the curb when two gangsters riding a motorcycle ran dangerously up on the side walk and the passenger tried to pull the necklace off of Genuine. Thinking it was some flimsy clasp made in China and they would soon be off to the pawn shop to recover a handsome reward. Imagine their surprise when the titanium clasp held fast making the soon to be incarcerated villains stop in their tracks and land hard on the pavement. Kate quickly removed her hair band and tied the two together once again using the Dutch Clip. Barak and Michelle, who were also attending the movie, watch all this with great interest and declared January 7th National Dutch Day. And from now on when school children are done with their pledge to the flag, they all must say..."If you ain't Dutch, you ain't much".
    Peace Dutch
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    Way to think out of the box. Very inventive.

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