With the coveted green rock in the center, Balboa’s pioneer trek hat lacked only one thing – Stampede strings. You know, those leather straps that extend down through the hat and below the jaw to keep the wind from blowing it off (most of the time). Not an easy modification, but a necessary one.
Who knows, he might lose it despite these contraptions.
Here is the hat before the mods:
Note the grommets:
A view of the under side:
Yes, it’s a bit fancy for the Wyoming wilderness – kind of like this: