Note to self:

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by coppertop, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharte

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    Put 1/2 cup of white vinegar in the rinse water when you launder your socks. No more athlete's foot. Dunno about trench foot. Keeps towels from getting musty, too.
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  2. VX Rider

    VX Rider Long timer

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    best cure for trench foot

    is PREVENTION

    Keep feet DRY

    Change socks often

    Dry feet often

    Dry Feet are healthy feet soldier!
  3. Cycle61

    Cycle61 making it up as I go Supporter

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    I work in construction and I wear boots 12+ hours a day. Often in hot weather, be it the Gulf Coast or southern Arizona. My life changed when I switched to buying high quality wool socks. Yes, they're $20 a pair or whatever. You don't need that many, and the difference long-term is unbelievable.

    Also, darn tough has a lifetime warranty on their socks. Read that again slowly. Lifetime warranty. On socks.
  4. MapMaster

    MapMaster Human Compass

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    Did McGyver ever do anything with sox?

    :hide
  5. bluestar

    bluestar sheep shagger

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    Yes. :csm
  6. oldgrizz

    oldgrizz Long timer Supporter

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    How long does a sock live?????
  7. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Old Dog

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    Until it dies...
  8. davenowherejones

    davenowherejones short guy

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  9. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious Supporter

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    Socks are the larval form of coat hangers.
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  10. double_entendre

    double_entendre It's nothing personal; just your existence.

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    Also, use white vinegar instead of dryer sheets for your towels. Dryer sheets just put a coating on the towels that makes them softer, but makes them not work as well at absorbing water.

    Also, as stupid as it sounds, read the directions on your wool socks. All mine say to hand wash inside out and hang to dry. I toss them in with the wife’s delicates on hand wash instead of literally hand washing them and then hang them to dry. They last forever as long as I keep my toenails trimmed.
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  11. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Old Dog

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    Ewwwwwwwwww
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  12. barko1

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    Note to self, don't drop running chainsaw on leg, makes things bleed, requires stitches. I guess I better get a pic when I swap bandadges.
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  13. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Old Dog

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    Wow, like scissors arent bad enough!
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  14. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Long timer

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    Note to self, when using a chain saw use the proper personal protective equipment. They make chain saw chaps and pants. The basic version covers the front, the better will wrap around the calf. Lot better than shorts and flip flops.
  15. MapMaster

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    I'll take your word on that one.
    No need for a pic.
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  16. bimmergib

    bimmergib Adventurer

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    Amen bruther!
  17. 11motos

    11motos Feral Rider

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    Glad you are ok.

    Take note to put chopped off leg or arm in ice and rush to hospital.
    Well, unless you are on a Navy ship, then perhaps is best to keep it in the locker until you hit the next port!
    whatever you do, avoid the on-board infirmary! lol

    *Disclaimer: This is a joke, just in case someone gets the wrong idea.
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  18. swetard

    swetard Adventurer

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    Reminds me of a story about my father, he was at the top of a ladder cutting off a large branch on an oak at home. The branch swings around and knocks the ladder down and sends my father in a free fall. Now, they didn't have tons of money back then and my father didn't really prioritize newer, better equipment so he had an old Stihl chainsaw where the throttle got stuck and started falling after him att full revs. It landed a meter or so from him and the other end of the branch barely missed him.
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  19. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    The craziest thing about that story is that you're in Sweden and he was using a Stihl and not a Jonsereds/Husqvarna. :-)
  20. swetard

    swetard Adventurer

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    Very true! But my grandma is german so i guess stihl isn't too far away. Currently we run stihl chainsaw and brushcutter and jonsered lawn mower. Husqvarna is only meat grinder, sewing machine, cr 125 and soon a 701.
    What is more crazy is the ford major 4000, but maybe i can blame that on the lack of selectospeed models from volvo? It really made a difference when i was like 5 years old :lol3
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