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Title: Summer Sun Protection Survey
Post by: chilese on June 10, 2009, 04:21 PM
Hat: Tilley AirFlo

Sunglasses: Maui Jim Typhoon

Sunscreen: Bullfrog (SPF 35 minimum)

Light clothing and drink lots of water. Try to fly earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon.

General rule: Fly when your shadow is longer than you are tall.  :)

Worst Sunburn: Tubing down the Verde River when I was in college. No sunscreen or shirt. I was going to get a sun tan in one day. Very bad idea.  :-[


Title: Re: Summer Sun Protection Survey
Post by: DWayne on June 10, 2009, 04:33 PM
Me:

Hat: Tilley TM 10
Sunglasses: Don't wear them
Sun Screen: Don't use it
I try to wear light colors but seem to end up in black shirts a lot.
Worse sun burn was the summer of '60. Great surf on the windward side. My nose peeled so many times by Aug. it was raw meat. Had to wear a tent on my face and stay out of the water the rest of the summer.  :(

John, did you go to ASU?

Denny


Title: Re: Summer Sun Protection Survey
Post by: fidelio on June 10, 2009, 04:34 PM
i'm totally with you in the white clothes, white hat, sunglasses and LOTS of water camp.

i've actually started carrying an umbrella in my kite bag for times when the wind dies off and you're left to cook in the sun. you know when you can feel your flesh sizzling. great time to have a sit under the umbrella, and rehydrate.

edit: oh, and worst sunburn: white sands, new mexico. the place is amazingly beautiful and fun, but i never thought i'd have a bad sunburn on the BOTTOM of my feet! ouch!


Title: Re: Summer Sun Protection Survey
Post by: randyg on June 10, 2009, 04:40 PM
See my avatar. Got two of those Tilley's...one olive and one khaki. Throw in a pair of Oakley Jackets and Coppertone Sport SPF 50. When it's really hot I wear a white R-Sky T-Shirt.  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Sun Protection Survey
Post by: ezme6 on June 10, 2009, 05:09 PM
Put in 11 hours at work today....in the SE Tex sun....98degrees...104 heat index and very little shade

big Mexican STRAW hat.....SPF 50 (no ad)....lots of water,Gatorade and a cold water hose down my shirt and WalMart shorts.

ain't nothing but a thing guys...

if it don't kill ya...it makes you stronger :D

Kite flying...hahahahaha.....season is way over with  :'(


Title: Re: Summer Sun Protection Survey
Post by: RobB on June 10, 2009, 05:15 PM
I have lived at the beach all my life, and if you don't cover up, this is what you get...

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Title: Re: Summer Sun Protection Survey
Post by: RobB on June 10, 2009, 05:18 PM
Sorry to gross you out... but I have to visit the dermatologist every 3 months to get these skin cancer spots cut & burned off my skin. The cure rate is very high, but save yourselves some trouble, cover up & use sunscreen !
~Rob.


Title: Re: Summer Sun Protection Survey
Post by: JimB on June 10, 2009, 06:08 PM
Tilley
Shirt with collar
Sunglasses
45SPF on long days
15SPF otherwise
Lots of water

I've taken to using a small EZ UP, or one of those shaped tarps made by Kelty for a bit of shade when taking a break.


Some interesting notes on sun blocks:

Studies seem to indicate that those who use them get less skin cancer, but when they do; it's more severe.

Also watch out for Vitamin D deficiency.






Title: Re: Summer Sun Protection Survey
Post by: ezme6 on June 10, 2009, 06:27 PM
Doesn't the sun help your body make Vitamin D?


Title: Re: Summer Sun Protection Survey
Post by: JimB on June 10, 2009, 06:31 PM
Yes.

That's one of the disadvantages of sunblocks.

They interfere with the production of Vitamin D.


Title: Re: Summer Sun Protection Survey
Post by: kiteslinger on June 10, 2009, 07:20 PM
I work outdoors and play outdoors

Hat: ball cap
sunglasses: Oakleys

sun block: none..  dirt is a natural UV inhibitor ..so I'm told :D
any type of sunblock during work attracts more dirt

clothing:  cross between long  and short sleeve T's

lots of water {aquafina}..


 my worst sun burn is when I got my hair cut(8 or 9 yrs ago)... the shortest since I was like 5 or 6 years old and my ears burn so bad it sounded like potato chips crunching just touching them


Oh! and
my wife works for a dermatologist



Title: Re: Summer Sun Protection Survey
Post by: sbrown on June 10, 2009, 07:33 PM
Hat: Tilley LTM6 AirFlo (http://www.tilley.com/detail.asp?catId=13&gender=m&extractBy=CategoryId&id=1&productNo=LTM6) natural with green underbrim.
Sunglasses: Corning Serengeti Navigators
Sunscreen: waterproof SPF 45 on intense days, SPF 15 the rest of the year
Light coloured cotton clothing.
I throw a few water bottles in the freezer and then put them in the cooler.

 


Title: Re: Summer Sun Protection Survey
Post by: KaoS on June 10, 2009, 10:19 PM
Me:

Sun Screen: Don't use it


From the skin cancer capital of the world...USE IT.

Took me a long time to find a convenient one, most are too greasy.  But I've found a  brand of spray on sun block that goes on totally non greasy, stays on ALL day (hard to believe, I know), doesn't dilute with sweat, and doesn't make your shirt collars go black with grime.

Anytime I'm at a festival, I start the day applying sunblock when I get dressed and I generally don't re-apply during the day, even in killer climates like Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Guam, Vietnam.


Title: Re: Summer Sun Protection Survey
Post by: kitesyoyos on June 10, 2009, 10:34 PM
Hi Kevin,
Out of interest, which brand....I mainly use a four hour one but a 6 plus hour one would be good.
Cheers,
Martin  Melbourne.


Title: Re: Summer Sun Protection Survey
Post by: KaoS on June 11, 2009, 12:21 AM
Hi Kevin,
Out of interest, which brand....I mainly use a four hour one but a 6 plus hour one would be good.
Cheers,
Martin  Melbourne.

Not sure if moderators allow advertising... fell free to delete if necessary

Le Tan Sports Gel Mist Spray Sunscreen SPF 30+ 250ml


Title: Re: Summer Sun Protection Survey
Post by: CTaylor on June 11, 2009, 07:01 AM
Hat:  Barma Suede Cooler 1064HI
(http://www.barmahhats.com.au/rollover/1064HI.jpg)
Rugged and holds it's shape really well in higher winds.  I picked this up in Michigan from a dealer at a festival.  Tried on many till I found one that was a perfect fit and I can say this is probably the best hat I've had for outdoors with lots of sun.

Shades:  Polarized, dark lens sunglasses with 100% UV protection.  I usually just pick up relatively cheap frames from a sporting goods store.

Shirt:  Lightweight polyester vented fishing shirt with a collar.  I don't really care for having 100 pockets on the shirt, but it is far more comfortable when you are sweating in the sun and heat of the day.  These don't seem to stick to you or feel moist later in the day after the temps start to drop as well.  (thanks to some forum members for this.  I had a thread about hot weather clothing on the ol' forum)

Sunblock:  Coppertone sports spf 30 +  I usually get a little bit of sun if I'm out all day but I only apply once in the morning before an all day outdoor event.

Shorts:  Something light in color.  I usually am fine in jean or khaki shorts.  Basketball shorts are comfortable when you are running around but don't look right with a fishing shirt. . .lol

TONS of water.  I can drink a gallon in a few hours if I'm really active.  I usually take a breather in the shade every few hours during festivals to try and cool off.


Title: Re: Summer Sun Protection Survey
Post by: ezme6 on June 16, 2009, 04:28 PM
Waited to long without sunblock

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Title: Re: Summer Sun Protection Survey
Post by: Jannie on June 22, 2009, 03:16 PM
I use Eucerin everyday protection on my face every day no matter what as a moisturizer SPF30 and if I even think I'm going to be out in the sun, I use SPF 50 anywhere the sun shines.


Title: Re: Summer Sun Protection Survey
Post by: ndcmpc on June 24, 2009, 09:31 AM
Hat: Tilley AirFlo

Sunglasses: Oakley Half Jacket XLJ or Oakley Thump Pro if I need music.

Sunscreen: SPF 45 on the face.  None on the arms/legs.

Light clothing and drink lots of water.

Worst Sunburn: Newly arrived in Panama.  6 hours on a white sailboat, sun reflecting from boat and water in addition to direct.  No hat or shirt or sunscreen.  I was in misery for 3-4 days (not to mention looking like a racoon for a couple weeks).  :'(  Doctor called it sun "poisoning".  ??? [/quote]


Title: Re: Summer Sun Protection Survey
Post by: JeffD on June 26, 2009, 12:56 AM
Maybe just sales PR but I've read that very light clothes can allow to much UV through.

I have pants and shirts that have UV ratings to prevent that and also because they seem to be the best for keeping cool. You can search uv rated clothing.

If I'm out much in peak sun (not often) I have a couple of long sleeve UV rated shirts that are vented and comfortable.

Sporting goods stores are a source.

For a drink I really like "Recharge" a juice and sea salt no sugar added alternative to gatorade type stuff. Started out at health food/organic stores but now in supermarkets also. Everyone I've given some to loves it.