One of the ongoing projects of our Unit is the making of cooling scarves
for the troops.  The scarves are made from 100% cotton fabric and are
filled with special crystals.  When soaked in water, the crystals swell up
and provide hours of cooling through evaporation when the scarf is worn
aroudn the neck.  Firsthand reports from troops tell us that these scarves
are real life-savers in the intense heat of the Middle Eastern deserts.