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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:20 AM

From the WTF files: Navy says working uniforms are extremely flammable

http://www.stripes.com/news/navy-says-working-uniforms-are-extremely-flammable-1.200831

Navy says working uniforms are extremely flammable
By Cristina Silva
Stars and Stripes
Published: December 15, 2012

NAPLES, Italy Navy working uniforms are extremely flammable and will melt in a fire, putting sailors at risk, the Navy announced Wednesday.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:23 AM

1. Why in the hell are they buying them then?

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:27 AM

2. They removed the flame retardant requirement in 1996?

wtf?

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:57 AM

3. I prefer the old WWII vintage wool or cotton varieties

Wish I still had them

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:40 AM

4. Working uniform

I spent 4 years in the navy in the sixties and the working uniform was dung eries. all cotton and would not ignite but go out when burned. I know this because I also was a welder for 30 years and you only wear cotton dung eries because when a small lump of slag falls on you it will make a hole but not ignite.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:47 AM

5. As I recall the British Navy did away with plastic undergarments

after lessons learned in the Falklands war.

I have polypro long johns that I wear for winter hiking. They are great
at wicking away moisture. But they are flammable.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:21 PM

6. I know ACU's are flammable

but when you deploy, you get issued flame-retardent ACUs.

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