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mk:
In the case files it names "tarpaulin jacket" and "tarpaulin pants" belonging to some of the hikers.  Could someone please enlighten me?  Does this mean a jacket or pants made of cotton canvas fabric? What (in the U.S.) we would call a field jacket or a barn jacket?

sarapuk:

--- Quote from: mk on December 13, 2020, 03:30:50 PM ---In the case files it names "tarpaulin jacket" and "tarpaulin pants" belonging to some of the hikers.  Could someone please enlighten me?  Does this mean a jacket or pants made of cotton canvas fabric? What (in the U.S.) we would call a field jacket or a barn jacket?

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Yes it refers to Jackets and Pants usually made from Cotton. Tar is applied to the Cotton to make it waterproof. Similar to todays Wax Jackets and Trousers.

mk:
Thanks!

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