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HowardCohodas
01-24-2010, 19:10
http://www.froggtoggs.com/

Anyone familiar with this gear?

I attended a survival seminar sponsored by the FAA this afternoon. (Private pilots crash occasionally and my have to survive :cool:) The instructor, FAA Inspector Mike Millard, recommended them highly. He is ex-USAF aircraft maintenance with a stint on the Thunderbirds team. He teaches survival skills.

The Reaper
01-24-2010, 19:20
http://www.froggtoggs.com/

Anyone familiar with this gear?

I attended a survival seminar sponsored by the FAA this afternoon. (Private pilots crash occasionally and my have to survive :cool:) The instructor, FAA Inspector Mike Millard, recommended them highly. He is ex-USAF aircraft maintenance with a stint on the Thunderbirds team. He teaches survival skills.

Good dry gear.

TR

JoeyB
01-24-2010, 19:27
fairly easy to rip

NousDefionsDoc
01-24-2010, 20:05
I wear them all the time. Good stuff. If you look around you can get some really good deals on them.

Peregrino
01-24-2010, 21:10
Fancy Tyvek. Gets better every year; unfortunately, so does the price. Worth keeping in the truck for emergencies.

CivieAttorney
01-24-2010, 21:31
I Don't have a truck, but I keep a "rainy day" set in my briefcase for when I need to go places in my suit. I've had mine for about two years of regular use and have not been soaked once. Mine do have a small tear that I patched, but the cause of the tear also shredded the dress pants underneath, so I figure durability is at least on par with its basic function. My only complaint would be the lack of a hood, but the Toggs are one of my best $5 purchases ever.

alelks
01-24-2010, 21:52
They are Very light weight and work well. Just don't get them near anything that puts off heat as they melt VERY easily. While out 4-wheeling I leaned against the exhaust tip of my quad just for a second and it burned a perfect hole in one pants leg which surprised me.

HowardCohodas
01-24-2010, 22:14
I wear them all the time. Good stuff. If you look around you can get some really good deals on them.

I don't know how widely available is discount we were offered. If we buy it direct from the factory and whisper the magic words, we get 50% off. :lifter

Stras
01-25-2010, 06:59
I don't know how widely available is discount we were offered. If we buy it direct from the factory and whisper the magic words, we get 50% off. :lifter

Would the magic words be "hocus pocus ala cazar"? :D;)

Bunch of guys use them for the wet days when riding a motorcycle.. just don't let them touch your pipes.

Kingfisher
01-25-2010, 16:39
Great for emergency rain wear. Light weight and packs great. Wouldn't want to use them on a bike or boat in a heavy downpour. Stick with Gills for that.

wet dog
01-25-2010, 16:52
I climbed cellular phone towers with frogg toggs. Light weight, semi-durable.

REI, Bass Pro Shop carry them. I've offically boycotted Cabela's. Seems hunting dogs on a leash are no longer welcome, must be a PC thing.

HowardCohodas
01-25-2010, 17:04
Great for emergency rain wear. Light weight and packs great. Wouldn't want to use them on a bike or boat in a heavy downpour. Stick with Gills for that.

Size and weight with effectiveness are the focus for a survival kit for small aircraft and car.

There is a lot of survival gear out there and if I bought all that just seemed neat I would easily exceed gross weight and/or screw my weight and balance calculations. :D

wet dog
01-25-2010, 18:15
....I would easily exceed gross weight and/or screw my weight and balance calculations. :D

Does the phrase, "my ruck sack carries 100lbs., of light weight gear", come to mind?

The Reaper
01-25-2010, 21:24
I climbed cellular phone towers with frogg toggs. Light weight, semi-durable.

REI, Bass Pro Shop carry them. I've offically boycotted Cabela's. Seems hunting dogs on a leash are no longer welcome, must be a PC thing.

Lawyer thing.

Some dogs bite, not always obvious which ones, so insurers ban them all

TR

HowardCohodas
01-25-2010, 21:37
Lawyer thing.

It is up to leadership, corporate or otherwise, to make choices. Leadership must balance the input regarding risk and cost exposure provided from the lawyers and insurance providers with input from the sales department regarding their evaluation of the impact on sales.

The only part of the equation where customers have leverage to impact decision making is withholding their patronage and making it public why they do so. This may seem only a passive-aggressive approach, but it suits my style as well.

wet dog
01-25-2010, 21:59
It is up to leadership, corporate or otherwise, to make choices. Leadership must balance the input regarding risk and cost exposure provided from the lawyers and insurance providers with input from the sales department regarding their evaluation of the impact on sales.

The only part of the equation where customers have leverage to impact decision making is withholding their patronage and making it public why they do so. This may seem only a passive-aggressive approach, but it suits my style as well.

As a dog owner, I take responsibility for my dog's behavior. If my dog is a biter, he stays home, or in the truck. The only biting Cache does is when he takes wild game from brush to my open hand. I often have my limit without firing a shot, seems Cache brings game to me regardless of who fired.

Besides, he knows after a hot day a field, there's a cold Guinness waiting back at camp.

HowardCohodas
01-25-2010, 22:03
As a dog owner, I take responsibility for my dog's behavior.

Responsible dog owner.
Responsible gun owner.

Responsibility is a good theme. :lifter Unlike many in America, I don't believe responsibility can be legislated. There should be legal and civil consequences for how people exercise their responsibilities. This provides sufficient negative feedback that control most systems, including the system known as humans.

Can preemptive legislation also provide the proper negative feedback? No! Because we have so overused the legislative tool that it becomes part of the noise. Worse, we legislate where there is nearly universal disobedience of the law. E.G. speed limits.

How did I get on this riff?

Buckles
03-16-2010, 17:09
Frogg Toggs also sells the Chilly Pad and Sammy Towels, both are good for drying you off, they are basically an improved version of a chamois, they work really well