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Posted: 7/24/2005 3:50:47 PM EDT
Straw hat? Hard hat? I was thinking of wearing a ball cap but I'd like to protect my ears and neck.
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 4:11:32 PM EDT
Why would you cook melon? I like it chilled, personally.
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 4:47:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 4:51:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FALARAK:
Why would you cook melon? I like it chilled, personally.

You should write this stuff down. No really, it's good shit. Just kidding I haven't talked to you in a while. How's that 17 you got from me working out?
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 5:38:28 PM EDT
Well since this is TEXAS and I am" FROM HERE"! I always wear a cowboy hat
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 5:40:07 PM EDT
Ball cap - the always point north.

R.
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 5:41:38 PM EDT
i just dont go out into the sun
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 6:39:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigkracka:

Originally Posted By FALARAK:
Why would you cook melon? I like it chilled, personally.

You should write this stuff down. No really, it's good shit. Just kidding I haven't talked to you in a while. How's that 17 you got from me working out?



It's my 3-gun rig. I basically retired by 19 after that.... except for IDPA... now my 19 is seeing some use again.
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 6:48:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/24/2005 7:00:22 PM EDT by HBruns]
Texas is hot as sh#@, and this is a question I have been looking to solve for a while.

Baseball hats are OK in a pinch, but are worthless for ears & necks.

One of the better solutions is a white cowboy hat. They can be found with a vintilated crown, which is very helpful. I like white because that color does not cook your mellon as much in the bright sun. They are not much good in wind - most do not have a chin strap. Since you're in Texas, a cowboy hat isn't out of place.

I have been looking for a straw or woven-grass Panama hat, but I have yet to find one I like better than a cheap cowboy hat. A good Panama hat can get rather spendy.

There are often wide-brimmed hats in garden stores. Some of these have come close to what I am looking for in a Panama hat, but not close enough. You may find exactly what you're looking for, though.

I have combined a length of cloth with a baseball cap. Once I went afeild for a few days wtihout a proper hat and used a white terry hand towel under a baseball cap to cover my neck & ears. I looked goofy, but saved my from burning badly.

Filson offers an excellent wide-brimmed hat. Unfortunatly, their "Tin cloth" hat is not the best choice for sun and heat. It does not breathe, and it is dark. It will shed water in the rain, and it has a very wide brim.
On Edit - Filson has a new, white Packer Hat. This would be an excellent hat for sun & heat. I may have to order one.
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 8:34:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/24/2005 8:45:55 PM EDT by Parrandero]
HAT
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 9:12:41 PM EDT
Baseball cap just for the mellon! For everything else a straw cowboy hat works the best! I would suggest you get one that is ventilated, mine isn't and my head sweats horribly!!!
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 11:15:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HBruns:
I have been looking for a straw or woven-grass Panama hat, but I have yet to find one I like better than a cheap cowboy hat. A good Panama hat can get rather spendy.

There are often wide-brimmed hats in garden stores. Some of these have come close to what I am looking for in a Panama hat, but not close enough. You may find exactly what you're looking for, though.



I like the cheap straw Panama-style hats that you can find at WalMart with an elastic terrycloth headband inside 'em. They're only like ten bucks, so you can afford to get two or three a year if they get torn up. They're just as well made as the cheap white cowboy hats, though...
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 5:48:10 AM EDT
Stetson 300xxxx beaver hat



Link Posted: 7/25/2005 5:54:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 6:20:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/25/2005 6:20:35 AM EDT by hk940]

Originally Posted By SC-Texas:
Stetson 300xxxx beaver hat

www.houstonattorney.org/images/2005%20Memorial%20Day%20Shoot/24-SC-Texas-Montrose%20Queen-Flying%20Brass-2.JPG




between the hat and the dunlop both his heads must be protected.
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 6:44:27 AM EDT
Nothing says dancehall cowboy like a felt hat (especially black) in the middle of summer

I'm a baseball cap guy myself, but go with what's comfortable for you. Straws, bucket hats, etc. all work pretty well for the ears/neck.
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 8:29:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hk940:
between the hat and the dunlop both his heads must be protected.



Speaking of Dunlop and cooking melons . . . . .
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 9:40:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ilikelegs:
Boonie hat
www.arrowheadtradingpost.com/images/boonie_hat_3_camo.jpg



+1 on the boonie hat.
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 9:41:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By lordtrader:
My hair covers my melon quite nicely. SPF 50 sunscreen covers the rest. Only wear hats on bad hair days.



I thought you dark skinned guys didnt have to worry about sun burn.
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 9:52:46 AM EDT
Camo Spreadfirearms Hat
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 10:29:27 AM EDT
I use a shade tree,lawn chair and cold beer to keep the sun off me.

My damm neck is red year around,and i an dazzled by shiny things like beer cans and bass boats,i might need to go to the doc.

When all else fails i use the Mil. spec. shading device.AKA 13 ft umbrella.
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 3:54:55 PM EDT
Thanks fellers, I'll pick up a straw from Cavenders.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 10:31:42 PM EDT
white straw cowboy hat...or boonie in desert camo
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 10:04:36 AM EDT
Elvis wig....
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 12:06:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ilikelegs:
Boonie hat
www.arrowheadtradingpost.com/images/boonie_hat_3_camo.jpg



Bingo! Variety of colors and patterns available for any occaision. My plain Khaki gets the most use 'about town'.... the OD green one when I'm working in the yard (it doesnt show grubby finger prints so much).
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 2:26:51 PM EDT
Hair.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 2:51:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2005 2:55:33 PM EDT by Matthew_Q]
A Tilley hat Works great. Keeps my face and ears protected, and also helps the neck quite a bit.

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