Military travel just got a lot easier with the Lightload Towels. Tipping the scale at just .5 oz and packaged so small that you can put ten 12 x 24 inch towels in your hand with room to spare, Lightload Towels are the quintessential gear. Use them for drying also as a fire starter, wind scarf, first aid supplement, water filter and hundreds of other uses. Known as “a cool tool” Lightloads are great survival gear.
Many Army and Navy Stores around the country already carry Lightload Towels and Atlanco in Atlanta distributes them to these stores.
This is how you win wars.
I did a google search for camping towels (and travel towels, where I didn’t find anything). In India (where I live), when one travels it is customary that towels are not provided, even in most hotels and when visiting friends. Travelers lug them around! And have to dry them!
It is unpleasant to lug around regular towels, especially in the Himalayas, since one wants to travel as lightly as possible. So I was looking for something super lightweight that dries quickly. I looked in stores first. Most are small, and rather expensive. Then I looked on the internet, and other brands are significantly more expensive. This is just what I was looking for. I am going to give some as gifts to people who travel to India and who live there.
I recently led a hike in the Bear Mt. area with two of my teenage nephews. We field tested a small Lightload towel against as MSR pack towel of the same size. Both towels absorb the same as we found while drying off tent flies after a rainy night. But a distinct advantage of the Lightload is that you can ring much more water out of the fabric than the MSR, therefore making it more absorbant after the initial use, which allowed it to dry much faster than the MSR.
The Lightload was used, dryed by hanging on pack, and then re-used 4 times, while at days end, and after only 1 use, the MSR was still damp and heavy. The Lightload also, obviously packs smaller. Time and again, when we needed to dry something, such as ourselves after cooling off in a stream, we reached for the Lightload. Also, the LL is a fraction of the price of the MSR. The only catagory where the MSR may be superior is durability, but we can continue extended field tests to determine the durability of the Lightload.
My daughter is the barn director at a horse camp and she’s been using some of my Lightload Towels for horse mishaps the last few weeks. Horses are always getting scratched on trees, biting each other, getting kicked, and so forth – horses will be horses, and this camp has about 65 horses. The towels are great for cleaning out the wounds the horses get. They are individually wrapped so all the dust from the barn doesn’t get in them, they are soft, large and disposable. Perfect for horse first aid. I was running low anyway and was about to order more so I put in an order for two tubs this time so I could give one to my daughter to put with the first aid supplies at the horse stable.