Saturday December 7th 2013
I drive a lot - an awful lot in fact. And so the trunk of my car is filled with all sorts of necessities (fuck, I can NEVER remember if it's one "c" and then to "ss'es" or one "s" and then two "cc's" :-). Anyway, something I always keep in the car is a bottle of motor oil. Our car gives a warning when it needs a squeeze of oil, and then it's nice to just stop and take care of that.
A few weeks ago, the trunk needed a bit of a cleaning. I had obviously left my favourite jacket in the trunk and forgotten about it, and dammit, the oil had tipped over and spilled out (the cap obviously doesn't seal completely tight) over my rain jacket. I have (had) a Simms PacLite wading jacket, which is the nicest fishing jacket I've ever had. Rolls up so small that it just fits in the back of the fishing vest, yet is very light weight and sports very nice features suck as tight cuffs at the wrists and a nice hood.
I tried washing it, which of course didn't work, so that was the end of that jacket.
At least it gives me something to put on my wish list for Christmas :-).
Since I got that jacket, I've hardly used a wading jacket - only the PacLite when it's really coming down or blowing a gale. I have a "real" wading jacket I use during the coldest winter months, but other than that, I really prefer just using a windstopper inside the waders. It's so much more comfortable I think.
The motor oil is now sealed in a plastic bag with a tight closure :-).
If you don't have a PacLite, and need something to put on your wish list - this is it! The rain pants are nice as well, BTW!
Have a nice weekend!
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