I'm not sure if this warrants it's own topic or not, likely not. Basically, as well as being a Reserve Police Officer a few days a week and studying full time, I've been working in the outdoor industry selling gear. I had a solid knowledge of kit beforehand, though obviously with a tactical bias, but that's been solidified now from experience using, selling and discussing with colleagues, adventurers, reps, and professionals from all walks of life.
I know a lot of folks here have a pretty solid knowledge of what they use, need and like, however when buying a new piece of kit, the range can be pretty daunting, especially with so many companies vying against each other. Those that come from the military can also perhaps use some help converting what they used while in to what's available commercially, especially when the choices aren't so wide for those serving.
So... ...how would it be recieved if I wrote a primer on pretty much every level in the layering system, core to outer layers, in a 'for dummies' style, so when you need your next bit of kit you can really know what you're looking at, and what won't work for you. As well as this, I'll include details on how to keep it performing at it's best, and alternatives. Of course if you know your Gore Tex Pro N80P-X from your Hyvent 2.5L, you can skip to Down vs Synthetic insulation, but I think it would be useful.
What do you guys think? Interested?