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Re: [at-l] cloaks

At 01:50 AM 3/9/00 -0500, Wisperlight wrote:
>> 1. wrapped appropriately, it provides shelter from sun, wind, rain, etc.
>> 2. emergency insullation/privacy at night time  - the lighter,
>> 14. Use it to tie yourself up off the ground from a branch, as a seat
>> "hammock"
>> I'm sure you'll find other uses for this versatile garment.
>mabye if i can find one(or make one) i will try it out for a trip or two it
>sounds interesting. in the summer you coudl even use it instead of a
>sleeping bag i guess..
Originally the kilt was just a length of woolen tartan cloth, not a
tailored garment. The wearer laid a belt on the floor (or ground) and then
folded the pleats on top of the belt. When the pleats were done, he would
lie down, pull the tartan around himself and fasten it in place with the
belt. Since it was not tailored, the tartan could be used much like a
sleeping bag or for other uses when not being worn.

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