I'm inclined to agree with a floor plan that excludes synthetics, plastics, petroleum-based products, and not get immersed in some obvious quagmires, e.g. production, shipping. Answers to those question will be a boon as we move along and discover better, maybe local, sources. And regarding metals, actually, regarding all our materials, lets consider their durabiity/lifetime and recyclability/reuseability as cornerstones. Ti, aluminum, steel, tin, brass?
Thanks for hopping on so quickly Craig. Granted, I expected you to.
Anyone, everyone, the title is: "Materials and Methods", there's is NOTHING to argue about, so please keep the dilemmas and arguments out. And, if you want to chime in just to flex your ego, hit the Chaff.
Anyway, I'll get back later to the rest of your posting, Craig. I am framing a dialog with this water-proofing company. As well as exploring a resource for hemp. I envision wool being integral, but I wonder, why have I not seen Merino in thicker weaves like a blanket. Anyone?
EDIT: with greater concerns for weight, we're going to intently explore Multi-Use gear. Designs like the JRB quilt/poncho will be clutch. Can't wait!