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« 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.  Smiley

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.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #1 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.  Sad

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« Reply #2 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!
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« Reply #3 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.  Grin
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« Reply #4 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 Cheesy

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« Reply #5 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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« Reply #6 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 !
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2009, 06:08 PM »

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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.




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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2009, 06:27 PM »

Doesn't the sun help your body make Vitamin D?
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2009, 06:31 PM »

Yes.

That's one of the disadvantages of sunblocks.

They interfere with the production of Vitamin D.
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« Reply #10 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 Cheesy
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


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my wife works for a dermatologist

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« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2009, 07:33 PM »

Hat: Tilley LTM6 AirFlo 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.

 
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« Reply #12 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.
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« Reply #13 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.
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« Reply #14 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.

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