I emailed a clothing specialist who has done work in Canada regarding protective wear that doesn't look like NASA rejects. Ah, I remember our asbestos and mylar turnouts well, 35 lbs plus the 45 lb MSA rig. I'll pass on any replies.
Just wanted to tell you that I realize your posts aren't smartassed just very intelligent and well thought out. You are a very intelligent, educated individual and I love reading and learning from your posts. Holy :censored::censored::censored::censored:. I never build people up. LOL .
That's good to know. I try not to be one but a lot of times it just comes out as snarky or crass. I still think it's funny when people on here meet me in person and realize I'm not at all what they had pictured based on my posts. It's like their expecting this screaming, angry and tightly wound drill sergeant and in walks a skinny science geek. Not to say that I won't be just as blunt to someone's face if they are wrong, but it's a lot easier to give the impression of civility in person.