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lightload Towels Sponsors United States Military Special Forces Event

lightload Towels for the Special Forces

Lightload Towels sponsored the Military speical orperations evernt below.

Dear Lightload Towels,

On March 21, 2010 the members of Joint Task Force Paladin South and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven, located on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan are sponsoring a 5K/10K race and ruck hump. The purpose of this race is to help support and raise awareness of the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation. It’s also an opportunity to bring together the 67 different nations on Kandahar Airfield in the spirit of camaraderie and healthy competition. We are hoping that, with your donation, we can make this event exciting and enjoyable for the men women serving in Afghanistan as well as provide needed support to an extremely worthy cause.

It would be an honor and a great help to the foundation if you could donate some Lightload Towels products that we could use for incentives and prizes. Being in the military and part of the Special Operations community, we are constantly in the field operating or training in all kinds of environments. Most of the time we are carrying everything we need in our packs where space and weight are premiums. My wife bought me a couple of your towels before this latest deployment to Afghanistan and I included them in my pack during a mission. I used one almost immediately in a dust storm then later to clean up. They really are amazing. I continued to use it for a variety of tasks throughout that mission, washed it when I got back and took the same on the next. I have everybody wanting them now. I’m trying to talk the commands into buying cases of them to hand out for teams. I know that Lightload Towels have great products and this is a great opportunity to spread the word about them as well as help a worthy cause. There will be several hundred participants and many more spectators from all around the world. We will do all we can to ensure that the Lightload Towel name and products are prominently displayed for everyone to see and display a banner, or anything else if provided. We will also post pictures and articles on various websites and expect media attention.

The Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization (EIN# 20-8618412) dedicated to helping EOD Warriors and their families by providing financial assistance when a loved one is injured.
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians render safe all types of ordnance, conventional and unconventional, improvised, chemical, biological, and nuclear to include Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). They perform land and underwater location, identification, render-safe, and disposal/recovery of foreign and domestic ordnance.

Since our establishment in 2007 the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation has provided over $190,000 in grants and assistance to our Wounded EOD Warriors and their families. We continue to raise awareness and funds and need your help to continue this mission.

The Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation is dedicated to helping this elite group of brave men and women. Your donation will contribute significantly to the success of our event and we sincerely appreciate your consideration in helping this worthwhile cause. Feel free to contact Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation with any questions concerning the foundation (540) 373-2766. The foundations web address is as follows: http://www.woundedeodwarrior.org.

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Roy Barnes Lightload Towels Product Review


Roy Barnes writes

Invented by long trail hiker George “Wideload” Wheeler, the biodegradable Lightload Towel is great for your travel bathing needs. This Lightload Towel for travel is 3 feet by 5 feet in size and is purported to hold 9 times its weight in water. Amazingly, the Lightload Towel only weighs 5 ounces, which makes it very compact for travel!

Here’s my review on this product: When I first opened the package, the Lightload Towel was really wrapped tightly, about the size of a bagel, and had to be undone as if you would electrical tape. The feel of this product was rather coarse. The Lightload Towel not only looks like a very durable mechanics towel, but it has a rather strong scent, so get it washed with your detergent of choice to rid the factory odor, which isn’t that pleasant. Besides sanitary considerations, it is much softer feeling once out of the washer and dryer. This towel is durable enough to withstand the agitation and cleaning action of the wash machine.

This travel product is compressed so well at the factory, that it is virtually impossible to get it as tightly wrapped for ensuing attempts to make it as small as possible. So unless you are an expert folder, the size of the towel space will increase to around the area of two bagels, even though the website for this towel claims that it fits easily in one’s pocket. Unfortunately, I can’t attest to that claim after initially opening the product and then trying to make it factory-sized compact again. Now, two bagels’ size is still very compact when compared to traditional beach towels, so that’s a real positive aspect of the Lightload Towel.

What I found really incredible about this travel product is the feel on the skin after a shower. It felt really soft, and did absorb the water off of my body well! As for my wet hair, I had to rub it out more so than I would with a traditional thick cotton towel. I will still give the Lightload Towel a passing grade, as it is definitely worthy for those times when you may not have access to more traditional and bulkier bath towels, like for some travel excursions.