… and you’ll find them on line at 6:30am outside REI for their used-gear sale. We may be freaks, but at least we’re freaks in like company.
$30 got me my required second set of convertible pants, plus a pair of shorts, one packing folder, and one water-proof document-holder-thingey that I’m not really sure is what it is, but was only $4.
The pants are Buzz-off brand, meaning they are/were treated with insecticide to kill mosquitoes upon contact (it also means that it attracts mosquitoes to you, but allegedly they prefer your Permethrin treated-clothes to your skin, and then they die upon contact). The pants are old enough that I figure the treatment is long since washed out, but since I have enough Permethrin to treat a few items in addition to my mosquito net, I might as well treat these, since they’ve been dosed once before.
Unfortunately, I didn’t notice until I got home that they were a size men’s small-and-short (I swear I read the label at least 5 times and didn’t notice this!). But, I tried them on anyway, and they fit perfectly.
Not sure which is more upsetting, that I bought the wrong thing or that men’s pants now fit me.
Tags: Africa, convertible pants, gear, Getting Ready, REI