BOB/GHB clothing for Britain.

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Frnc
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Re: BOB/GHB clothing for Britain.

Post by Frnc »

Regarding camp fires

There are different terms used such as fire resistant, fire retardant etc. Modern fire fighters wear jackets and trousers made from synthetic materials - mainly aramids such as Nomex and Kevlar or polybenzimidazole (PBI). Most racing drivers wear suits made from Nomex, a fibre related to nylon. Nomex is fire retardant. Other suits consist of cotton treated with Proban, a chemical manufactured by Rhodia, or other substances.

Wiki Fire-retardant Materials page

Fire textiles

PBI
Aramid - para and meta
Flame retardant cotton
Coated nylon
Carbon foam (CFOAM)
Melamine
Modacrylic


Space blankets
Something I read but didn't check as I didn't think it was very practical. It did seem odd as they are plastic. Hence I said "might" work.

Waxed jackets.
Again, something I read but haven't checked was that some wax used is flammable.

Another factor is layers, eg cotton or wool could work as an outer later or underwear.
Frnc
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Re: BOB/GHB clothing for Britain.

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Found a lightweight Nomex overall on ebay for £26 so ordered one. 93% Nomex with 5% kevlar and 2% antistatic fibre I think, aka NomexIII
Trojanhorse
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Re: BOB/GHB clothing for Britain.

Post by Trojanhorse »

I have a Massif Top from ebay - They are meant to be fire resistant. So my chest is fine :shock: