Gas masks: Awesome or Annoying?

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Re: Gas masks: Awesome or Annoying?

Postby DoctorIknow » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:49 pm

Timezone LaFontaine wrote:...the playa dust wrecks my cuticles no matter how much I moisturize... it just seems to happen within a matter of an hour or so, even if I'm just handling my playa gear at home during some other time of the year.


For years I've worn Latex or Nitrile (latex free) gloves, especially when setting up camp or maintaining camp, but even when biking around the playa, and I take about 3 extra sets as they do rip. Having sunscreen on my hands only decreases the life of the gloves a little.

They fill up with sweat sometimes. So what? Working hard with rope, cables, wood, and they only last 5-15 minutes....so what?

You can find 40 pairs of them for $4 to $8 if you look around.

I take a several boxes each of S, M, L and most people "get it" right away.

For mooping that piece of glitter out of the crust, even people with tolerance to playa on their hands find the gloves incredible and they will moop MUCH longer. It actually becomes fun to dig out that piece of rice in the dust.

I give out hundreds when I see dedicated moopers (not the "walk normal speed and glance 180degrees left to right dweebs who miss the small stuff)
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Re: Gas masks: Awesome or Annoying?

Postby ygmir » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:28 am

*bump*
'cause this thread is a good read, and has good info.
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Re: Gas masks: Awesome or Annoying?

Postby TomServo » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:54 am

Thanx ygmir!!

50%vinegar + 50%water is a good rinse for your hands and feet. Lemon juice...I'm told... also works..but doesn't have that lovely vinegar smell.
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Re: Gas masks: Awesome or Annoying?

Postby oneeyeddick » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:00 am

Yup, and Lemon juice doesn't need 50/50, more like 90/10
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.
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Re: Gas masks: Awesome or Annoying?

Postby ygmir » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:08 am

oneeyeddick wrote:Yup, and Lemon juice doesn't need 50/50, more like 90/10



if only there were an expert here, someone who's done this enough, to know, and recommend, the correct solution.

it's all so confusing for a simple man such as myself.
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Re: Gas masks: Awesome or Annoying?

Postby oneeyeddick » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:12 am

Lookout, Yggy is being cryptic again.
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Re: Gas masks: Awesome or Annoying?

Postby TomServo » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:22 am

petroleum jelly and potassium chlorate makes a good facial rub.
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Re: Gas masks: Awesome or Annoying?

Postby Oldguy » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:51 pm

If you use Vasoline, or any petroleum product for that matter, do not smoke in vicinity of a rubber mask. Use K-Y if using a nasal O2 cannula, or wearing latex, or welding, or...whatever. There is a reason Navy divers use spit on their masks, besides being good for anti-fogging, or lubrication.
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Re: Gas masks: Awesome or Annoying?

Postby TomServo » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:42 pm

please don't mix petroleum jelly and potassium chlorate.


.....i should include a disclaimer with my smart ass remarks from now on.
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Re: Gas masks: Awesome or Annoying?

Postby dragonpilot » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:40 am

One word...shemagh. A billion or so Arabs can't be wrong...

Best thing I've found going on 7 years on the playa.
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Re: Gas masks: Awesome or Annoying?

Postby ygmir » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:30 pm

dragonpilot wrote:One word...shemagh. A billion or so Arabs can't be wrong...

Best thing I've found going on 7 years on the playa.



really?
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Re: Gas masks: Awesome or Annoying?

Postby Canoe » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:43 pm

dragonpilot wrote:One word...shemagh. A billion or so Arabs can't be wrong...
Best thing I've found going on 7 years on the playa.

Yup.
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