note: when i gotto the end i had to scroll up to add this..i hope i wasnt offending you by any of this
i grew up sailing, racing sailboats (if you could call moving slower then a walking pace racing) with 5 people crammed into a 24 foot boat (and only 4 small "beds' ) and no escape when u dont get along ..and the longest trips we took were a couple weeks..and that was without the fish factor too and the dangers of fishing in alaska
i just did a quick google search alaskan fishing is concidered the most dangerous job on earth.. more dangerous then bomb disposal more dangerous then coal mining..more dangerous then alegator wrestling
ok i hope what follows isnt offencive
well 1 the moneys great doing that but theres a reason the moneys great..its an extremely dangerous job that alot of people die doing
so your dreads health and safety should be a secondary concern
the sea salt will help it get tighter more dreaded but dry it out too
im not sure wich is worse the fish stench or the knotting up into the shape of a hat..me being a vegatarian for 30+ years i couldnt imagine a worse hell then that (25 years ago i almost got a job in a dog food factory it was so disgusting and when i mentioned how horible the stench was they replied "just wait till thursday thats fish day thats when it really gets disgusting" the idea of fish guts stick in my dreads would make me shave my head.. then pour gas over my head and light it on fire trying to steralize it
ok maybe that was a tad extreme but u get my meaning months at a time trapped in a boat with smelly men covered in fish guts that dont shower.... my only hope would be that i could puke enough to drown out the dead fish smell with a slightly better pike smell
and i havent even mentioned the fact that its contributing to the near apocolyptic depletion of sea life thats already gotten far beyond the scary level
ok im not being very supportive i guess haha but am speaking my mind ..i reallu would not concider that an adventure
especialy sinde u did it once already it seems yea would be cool to sail around alaska see some whales and walruses.. but not to slaighter them..and once wiould be enough
ok i should try to get back on the subject of dreads here but im afraid my minds stuck imagining the stench the hundreds of thousands of lives ended the piles of guts everywhere (well maybe u just load em in the hold and dont gutt and clean them?) but still that horible stench..
i know you asked about dreads but the thought of that smell in my hair ..it even just in the air..its too traumatizing to contemplate..
and to have no escape?
i can suggest a much greater adventure to have this summer..one far safer more amazing and enjoyavble.. one that smells alot better
did i answer any of the dread questions yet?
i know my nausea sent me on an epic rant...
if i was forced at gunpoint to make that trip and spend a week on the boat....well im trying hard to imaginme what id do abouit my dreads..and since i have beard dreads too sealing them in plastic for a week would mean i couldnt breathe (wich might be a blessing concidering how bad it would stink) ..
but since i cant seal my head in plastic and live id probably have to shave my head
but the more i think about it the more i think id just jump overboard sometime in the 1st day
if you did fall overboard how long can u survive in such cold water?
i assume your not vegatarian so maube the stench doesnt bother you nor the ethical issues with killio=ng hundreds of thousands of living things.. but what about the depletion of the seas?
we have several deep sea divers on here all have posted a few times thoer concerns with the vanishing sea life and what that means to all life on the planet
all the over fishing of the oceans driving us towards a premature extinction quickly
i think i better end this rant now or i can go on typing all night about this
hope none of that offended you
27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 10 feet long
also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international - soaring for people with disabilities