Improving wool garment rain resistance

January 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Trail Boss Outdoor Tips

Modern wool garments have most of the lanolin extracted from the fiber during processing. You can restore the lanolin and greatly improve the water repellent properties of the garment. The method described in Camping and Woodcraft by Horace Kephart (1918) http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/reviews/display_reviews?forum_thread_id=952&cat=Books%20and%20Media&cid=62 uses highly flammable solvents, which I would not recommend.   Read more