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[at-l] Re: Cotton

You are absolutely right.  There is nothing wrong with packing a cotton
t-shirt as part of a responsible kit.  The phrase "cotton kills" is an
oversimplification.  Getting stuck in wet, cotton, clothes directly
contributes to lots of unprepared people getting killed in the mountains,
and the phrase "cotton kills" should be thought of as catchy phrase to try
to get people to think.

-- Jim

----- Original Message -----
From: "Clifford R. Haynes" <chaynes@javanet.com>
To: "Jim Mayer" <jmayer@rochester.rr.com>; <tjfort@netdoor.com>; "kahley"
Cc: <at-l@backcountry.net>
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2001 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: [at-l] Re: Cotton

> Cotton didn't kill Jack and Jill, in this instance Jack and Jill died
> because they were not prepared. There was a time when cotton was the hot
> weather material of choice. You just needed to be prepared. Cotton doesn't
> kill being unprepared can kill.