being brought up the way i have been & being an old geezer, fairly set in my ways, i'm not gonna' be caught dead in a skirt. That is...
until i see what sorta' of L/UL KILT Bill Fornshell can sew up. Then, only then, mind you...may I have someone sew up for me a KILT according to his plans. (Do I hear "Scotland, the Great", blowin' on the Pipes?) But, even then, i, for one, am gonna' be wearin' something underneath (unless Bill's Kilt has a removeable, or sewn-in, mesh lining that serves that purpose.)
Bill, any thoughts on how an authentic Scottish Kilt might be made to do at least UL quadruple duty (clothing, sleeping, rain gear, ???, etc.). It might need some type of zip-in bug netting though to protect the legs & 'undercarriage' fr/skeeters - in low, wet areas they sometimes come out in the early evening while the sun is gettin' lower in the western sky, as well as in the damp early morning. Not to mention all the Black Flies during the day in Maine.
Bill, we need pics though, just to be sure it's a workable design. Hey...if Airborne can wear a Kilt, then a Corpsman can try it too!!!
A question i have 'bout this is "What about ticks?". We have our fair share of them in the NE (the AT does have to pass through the NE - at least if you want to make it to Katadhin). A Kilt won't keep out the ticks now, will it?
Have you ever had to remove a tick from b/t someone's buttocks? Comforting words like "It'll fall off on its own in 12-24hrs", or "Don't worry, it won't drink much.", or "We're in New England, cases of tick borne Rock Mtn. Spotted Fever are rare., or "Your perimeter defense has stopped the insurgence. It won't proceed any further - it has entrenched.", and "Don't worry, ticks are external parasites." Such words of comfort didn't seem to help any. Go figure?? [hey...if you were a tick, would you proceed any further???] That tick was just beggin' to be removed. ok...it was actually my hikin' bud who was doin' the beggin'. Well,... since my nickname in the military was 'Doc', the task fell to me. And that individual wasn't wearin' a Kilt (hiking shorts instead). I guess some DEET could be used on the legs to keep 'em fr/crawling up. Just something to think about (or NOT think about - not a pretty picture). Just another reason why I always wear long pants when I hike (others reasons are for sun & skeeter protection).
'ok', much more than 'nuff said. (by me at least. Still waitin' on Bill...)