While hiking to Monroe (via. Huntingtons -- way overhyped trail) Swamp, JF and I were discussing the so-called properties of a mysterious substance called Barge Glue. Supposedly people use it as some sort of super stick substance to repair hiking gear. One reports even says they used it on Apollo 13 to tow the space craft when it was damaged by a meteorite. None of us had really ever heard of what it actually is. After some deliberation we concluded that it must be made of a certain gooey secretion combined with sea water, however when I mentioned this later at the restaurant in mixed company I was immediately treated with revulsion like some sort of anti-social ying yang, a pervert at the dinner table especially when I motioned how to make up the sticky cement at the table, substituting sweat for the sea water.
My question is, does anyone really know what this stuff is? We're basically back to square one concerning this stuff and if I can get some you bet I'll use it. Is it expensive? Gross? Commercially available? Edible? After ingesting 75,000 mg of Viagra on a dare over the weekend I'm not overly enthusiastic about eating weird things without prior knowledge of what it'll do to me afterwards. However, as a gear fixer, this stuff is just about touted to be the Holy Grail of glue... even better than Yuge Glue although I doubt anything will repair the patchy spots on my beard like a tub of the old Yuge Glue will. But Barge Glue is probably way cheaper and safer.