Wondrous Words #218
This week we’ve been planning a big family camping reunion next year. We took a survey of all the sleeping bags available in the family. We are short a few.
My son, who is a fan of the legendary Ray Jardine, recalled one of his backpacking books that showed how to create home-sewn sleeping bags. It’s very interesting. I’m not sure whether we’ll do it or not but, I did find a new word.
mandrel: “If the quilt is 2″ thick, use a mandrel that is 2″ wide – such as a yardstick or ruler.”
My laptop dictionary says this word traces back to the early sixteenth century. Mandrrl is a shaft or spindle in a lathe to which work is fixed while being turned. Hmm, this may turn out to be a bit more complicated than I thought. (From Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardin.)
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