can't do a little dance, can't make a little love, but I can get DOWN tonight!
I was born very allergic to goose down, and I always thought I would be so. so all my life Ive lived without getting down.
Ive camped without any down products for hundreds of cold nights with only man made fibers.
but the week before last, someone in my neighborhood threw away a fine goose down coat, probably because it had a little bit of red paint on a sleeve. It was probably a spoiled eighth grader from henry school, because thats where it was near. for some reason, I took it.
I've tried it and I dont seem to be allergic to it at all anymore. well, more specifically, there were no additional symptoms of allergies over and above those from the tree pollen here.
Now I totally love this coat. Its SO much warmer than ANY of the man made fibers Ive had. and it fluffs up so much better than man made fibers. I can see why goose down is such a useful thing to bring camping.
Now I do not recommend to anyone out there to actually BUY one of these coats, because they actually kill animals to make them. but if any of you ever find a goose down coat, don't pass it by. Its really an excellent thing to have in the woods.