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Friday, October 24, 2014
Editor Response
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Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
Great article and well written. Some more benefits of Merino wool to consider are its anti-microbial properties. If your touring and can't wash your clothes as often as you would like then Merino will not smell even after several days. Merino wool is also flame retardant so will not readily burn if you get an ember from your camp fire jump out at you. Don't forget to air dry your garments and not tumble dry; they may shrink!

Claire Crossland
Barnsley, AB, United Kingdom
Wednesday, October 22, 2014