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Homesteading hat choice

Discovery Expedition vented fedora

I've been using this new Discovery Expedition vented fedora hat for a few months now.

The extra shade it provides compared to a regular hat makes it worth every penny of its 30 dollar price, but the real advantage in my opinion is the all around screen material on top. Combine 360 degrees of venting with the small space the fedora shape creates between the top of your head and the top of the hat and you've got some serious cooling of your noggin.

I'm guessing the additional surface area of the brim has over twice the sweat absorbing power as a conventional baseball hat. It's made in Sri Lanka and comes with a neck strap that I deleted.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Nice hat! I have been wearing an ugly old mil spec "hat, hot weather sun" boonie. When the band gets throughly soaked and sweat begins running in my eyes, I just spin it backwards to the dry side. Repeat till work is finished :)
Comment by Phil Fri Aug 3 17:05:42 2012
Phil --- Good tip on swapping the sweaty area front to back!
Comment by anna Sat Aug 4 09:49:21 2012

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