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[at-l] Re: Cotton

Cotton may only kill occasionally, but it does occasionally kill. Poly may be uncomfortable, but it has
never killed anyone that I'm aware of.

Those safest with cotton are the more experienced. So wear cotton if you know what you are doing; HYOH.
But you don't need experience to be safe with poly.

- Gary from Fairfax

> "Cotton, however, kills; there's no reason to leave a trailhead handicapped."
> Yet, I'm still alive, along with thousands of long distance hikers. Earl Shaffer wore cotton in
> 1948. All the pioneer trail hikers wore cotton. Most hikers today wear cotton in my observation.
> Only occasionally is someone killed, and only occasionally is cotton a culprit. Hikers who know what
> they are doing can wear cotton safely. All others should perhaps stay home.
> Weary