Textiles are simple things with countless uses. Flexible tension member (membrane) in a diversity of structures.
“After the first grueling marches, however, many soldiers in both armies quickly did away with anything that wasn’t absolutely necessary. One of the casualties, particularly among the citizen soldiers in the militia, was the knapsack. To take its place, there was the bedroll. The bedroll basically consisted of one blanket, tightly rolled up (…) and worn over the shoulder.”