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Towel for small pack..

 
cdfw
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I have decided for a bit of fun to start collecting correct 'ish/acceptable items for my small pack, starting with wash and cooking kit... So first question regarding wash kit.. Any advice on which repro towel is better.. SOF or WPG or if anyone knows dimensions or a good 'look a like' please let me know..
Any other good tips on cheap suppliers or look a likes for my small pack would be much appreciated.. I would like the look to be as accurate as possible but I am not to bothered about the date stamp on items..

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Topic starter Posted : 10/03/2013 12:23 am
Poacher
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Just buy a cheap, plain white hand towel.

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Posted : 10/03/2013 9:05 am
Chomley-Warner
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Yes, a basic, cheap, plain thing for British or German as you can forget plush Egyptian cotton looped pile luxury!

IKEA ones are cheap,
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/10100909/

As are Chef's towels:
http://www.shortersclub.co.uk/products/29293-chefs-larder-tea-towel-white-10-pack-50cm-x-75cm.aspx

(If you are actually going to use it then get cotton not linen towels )

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Posted : 10/03/2013 10:09 am
cdfw
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Thanks for the replies, but I'm slightly confused or just can't quite grasp it..
The average tommy used as a towel what amounted to a large cotton tea towel to get dried on, and that a reasonably accurate rendition would be a 20" x 30" white cotton tea towel?
I can see the need to save weight and space but by the time I have dried my average size frame on a cotton tea towel it would be sodden..

Ps. My wife has been going on for ages about large white cotton tea towels, so thanks for the link CW..

'Non adepto demens. Adepto etiam'
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Topic starter Posted : 10/03/2013 4:39 pm
Poacher
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Terry towels were often used, it seems to be one of the most common kit substitutions made by the tommy.
Most of the time you are not going to be drying your whole frame in the field.
The bits that show and the bits that smell get the attention. You wouldnt be stripping off in a foxhole.

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Posted : 10/03/2013 5:01 pm
cdfw
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As I said in my first post it is for a bit of fun and to get a reasonably accurate small pack gear together.. I am not planning two weeks camping in the Lake District..
So... Large tea towel will do and if I do an immersive weekend I will pack a terry towelling one...
Thanks guys..

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War does not show who is right, only who is left..

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Topic starter Posted : 10/03/2013 9:00 pm
MartinR
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I must confess that in the course of several weekenders, I have never had recourse to a 'towel'. Baby wipes and antiseptic gel.

Longer camping holidays I have, but only on camp sites with luxuries like sinks and showers.

I do usually shove a lightweight towel in my airsoft camping stuff, but it never gets used. Then again, I don't have to wet shave every day to keep the CSM happy.

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Martin

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