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#1 SkyPuppet

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 01:09 PM

Summer quickly approaches, I've already flown in 95+ degree weather :big_evil:

Anyone have a good recommendation for a reusable water bottle, or a favorite sunscreen? Please post it!

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 02:19 PM

Camelback do a range of very good water bottles, plastic or metal, insulated or not. Also the camelback packs are superb too.

I like Nivea spray on sunscreen. Does work better if you put it on instead of leave it at home on the kitchen worktop Posted Image
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:32 PM

I just picked up three bottles of SPF 50 Banana Boat spray on sunscreen at the wholesale club for the cost of one bottle at the beach. Now I am set for the season!


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Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:54 PM

Summer quickly approaches, I've already flown in 95+ degree weather :big_evil:

Anyone have a good recommendation for a reusable water bottle, or a favorite sunscreen? Please post it!


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Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:55 PM

Camelback do a range of very good water bottles, plastic or metal, insulated or not. Also the camelback packs are superb too.

I like Nivea spray on sunscreen. Does work better if you put it on instead of leave it at home on the kitchen worktop Posted Image



I just picked up three bottles of SPF 50 Banana Boat spray on sunscreen at the wholesale club for the cost of one bottle at the beach. Now I am set for the season!


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I use a CamelBak myself. 1.5 liters, wear it like a backpack, can drink from its "straw" without letting go of my handles! I didn't know they made water bottles - that's what I'm hunting for now. Thanks!

I'll give the Nivea a try. I've had bad luck with spray-on sunscreens, the Coppertone and Banana Boat both stained my clothing :kid_cussing:

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:04 PM

95*!!??!! Posted Image We haven't seen anything close to that, yet!!Posted Image


Yup! But because of the lack of humidity (17% today!), it's not unbearable, until it gets to over 105.
Vegas is close to being high elevation, 15 minutes out in the sun here will start a nice sun burn on some folks :blue_mad:

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:30 PM

Yup! But because of the lack of humidity (17% today!), it's not unbearable, until it gets to over 105.
Vegas is close to being high elevation, 15 minutes out in the sun here will start a nice sun burn on some folks Posted Image




WOW! That's some heat and humidity levels that I've only read about in books, sounds greatPosted Image

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:57 PM

WOW! That's some heat and humidity levels that I've only read about in books, sounds greatPosted Image


I bet. Weather must be pretty wet by Lake Erie. And brutally cold winters!
You probably see INSANE humidity. Ever had a mosquito knock your Rev out of the sky? :kid_devlish: Got a suggestion for some good bug repellant?

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:29 PM

I bet. Weather must be pretty wet by Lake Erie. And brutally cold winters!
You probably see INSANE humidity. Ever had a mosquito knock your Rev out of the sky? Posted Image Got a suggestion for some good bug repellant?



The climate is for sure different, I use a strong DTF pump spray 90%, but for cooling I use a Misty Mate pump spray bottle with Ice Cubes, or a shopping mall, but mostly the Misty Mate, because inside is for rainy days,,

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 05:20 AM

Depending on how much water or beverage you want to tote with you when you fly, I generally lean toward one of the metal water bottles like so: http://www.amazon.co...5205865&sr=8-23

Here's a handy hint tho... 1) Put it in some sort of neoprene sleeve (keeps it cooler longer) BuiltNY makes some great ones. 2) Even better! Fill the bottom quarter with water, freeze it, and then add the rest when you're ready to go out flying. That keeps it mighty cold and refreshing!

Let me also second Alden's recommendation for Banna Boat products. They make great sunscreens and the spray versions are even handier. Don't forget some kind of lip balm if you find yourself on a hot beach for hours on end. Burnt lips are painful and embarrassing!

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 07:21 AM

I drink a gallon a day just sitting at my computer or reading. I don't think a quart is going to do the job on a hot beach!

I see something a bit closer (but maybe intended for people a bit more active than myself).

100oz Camelbak


Looks like it has room for the sunscreen and a few extra line-sets, too.
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Posted 12 May 2011 - 10:24 AM

I have several Camelbacks from 500ml to 3L. All excellent and VERY durable. A plus is that you can keep your chocolate cold in the bladder compartment on the hot days
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Posted 12 May 2011 - 01:27 PM

Burnt lips must be brutally painful!

Other places you can burn that often go untouched by sunscreen:
- Upper lip
- Around your nostrils
- Just inside your ear, top of ears, backside of ears (pay attention to the ears!)
- Backs of your hands, tops of your feet, back of your knees

Keeping chocolate safe in the bladder is pure genius! Never thought to try storing food.:lol:

Concerning water usage, I've found that my 1.5L lasts about 2.5 to 3 hours.
Remember - if you're waiting until you're actually thirsty to take a drink, you have already lost about 1% of your bodies' total moisture! Drink up and often!:fish:

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 01:33 PM

The climate is for sure different, I use a strong DTF pump spray 90%, but for cooling I use a Misty Mate pump spray bottle with Ice Cubes, or a shopping mall, but mostly the Misty Mate, because inside is for rainy days,,


I really like the Misty Mate! I use one for when I'm grilling out, never thought to bring it out while I'm kiting. Cool idea :lol:

90% DTF is hardcore! Lil' stronger than Off lol. I would need it though the mosquitos make a meal out of me otherwise.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 01:57 PM

You might consider adding a couple of more items to your "protect the body" kit.

1) Lips ... you've never felt true pain until you've sunburned your lips. Sandy beaches and water all contribute to excessive sun loads. Bring some high SPF lip balm and train yourself to use it.

2) Eyes ... buy some good sun glasses that will block the UV rays. With cheap sunglasses you block the glare, and thus, your pupils can open up and let in the harmful rays.

3) Head ... If like some, you've grown up through your hair, then a good hat adds greatly towards protecting that "slightly" bald spot. Much more "cool" than using sun screen in your hair.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 04:54 PM

You might consider adding a couple of more items to your "protect the body" kit.

1) Lips ... you've never felt true pain until you've sunburned your lips. Sandy beaches and water all contribute to excessive sun loads. Bring some high SPF lip balm and train yourself to use it.

2) Eyes ... buy some good sun glasses that will block the UV rays. With cheap sunglasses you block the glare, and thus, your pupils can open up and let in the harmful rays.

3) Head ... If like some, you've grown up through your hair, then a good hat adds greatly towards protecting that "slightly" bald spot. Much more "cool" than using sun screen in your hair.

Cheers,
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Excellent recommendations!
I'm a big believer in sunglasses, mine are even prescription. Good sunglasses are a MUST, to reiterate, you need ones that will block the full UV ray spectrum. I prefer my sunglasses to have the brown tint, as it seems to up the contrast.

I like a good "bucket" or "fisherman's" hat, baseball caps just don't cover enough. A good bucket hat will shade your ears, your hairline, and the back of your neck.

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 04:35 PM

Big hats rule. :)

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 11:33 AM

Dude, you're rockin' the perfect kiting hat for sure! :) Is that a fedora? It looks like one, but with a bigger brim. I sure would like to have a Team iQuad or Glued To The Blue version of your hat ;)

In the meantime, I'm looking for the hat in this pic I found on the 'net:

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 05:40 PM

Its never to hot. and there is never enough sun, you people need to come to the middle east with me on the sand dunes. lots of wind, sun and as much sand as you want. Or as the Holy Scott Weider said in Tobago "when you dont have sun screen break open a coconut and use the meat"............ So I did and boy that was the worst banana boat sun screen i used lol ahahahahPosted Image
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 05:42 PM

The hat I'm wearing in that pic is the equivalent of an Australian cowboy hat. ;)

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