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December 13, 2020, 03:30:50 PM
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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?
 

December 14, 2020, 04:04:39 PM
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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?

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.
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December 14, 2020, 06:15:07 PM
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