I’m a remote/austere environment medic and I carry a pot of it wherever I go (bought in Boots the chemist)
it has too many uses not to carry it.
But I mainly use it for feet, killing, drying out and disinfecting everything in a soak, hot water + crystals till purple, plonk feet in
the Exage is a fine/light rod but i’ve managed some belting fish
I normally pack some small feathers/krill type lures
a handful of mini dexter wedges
100meters ten pound leader line to attach to light braid mainline
a couple of small surface popper type lures
a random selection of small...
The shimano Exage STC range cover everything from very light spinning up to carp type rods
I've carried the lightest one with me round the world for years and throw it at any available species
I'd hope that it is still the same quality as the ones I bought many years ago, sometime...
genuine question, why do timeserved brickies not wear gloves. I have a friend who said he doesn’t wear gloves because his dad also a brickie always pooh hoo’d the idea.
you can get alsorts of technical gloves nowadays and what we know about contact dermatitis and cement is well founded
their natural habitat is offshore, either on a rig as a bit of general warmers kit or in my case on seismic vessels in the observation control room which is just loads of computers and computer geeks being kept cool by aircon
technically they miss most of the more modern requirements of being...
i’ve got something similar to below (but bigger) on the back door of my Land Rover
fold down platform which has big storage mole pouches attached
really over engineered but keep everything in one spot
Brief update :cool: Got myself a tester 4XL Brynje vest and once washed fitted perfectly (I’m 6’4 and 17.5 stone)
wore it dog walking under a normal t-shirt and it feels like it does insulate really well but without the damp t-shirt aspect when you stop. works well under gortex as you avoid...
I’ve been a survey/remote/hostile environment medic 17 years and before that an RM medic
gold standard finger dressing for me will always be a small cut to size patch of gauze/pad covered with a tegaderm dressing that covers whole finger.
about as solid and bullet proof as you will get if done...
I’ve had a ridgeline monsoon elite for a couple of years now.
sent it off to Lancashire kit repairers to get pit vents put in.
don’t use anything else now, very waterproof, breathable and with extra vents spot on.
look like a yeti in it though :biggrin: like the length but you still need to...
Are there any U.K. suppliers of string vests.
I’m an ex Bootneck medic who works in all the worst places and interested in temperature management
I currently wear a normal cotton vest for all environments from Siberia to Yemen
A vest system that gives some “air space” is helpful in hot and...
Fun exercise (not gym treadmill/lift a few weights) find something you enjoy doing that you need to be fit to do, train to be fit to do what you love proficiently eg surfing or a martial art
Realise work isn’t serio7s, it’s not the be-all and end all of life
See your GP...
My experience 20+ Years is that they are bombproof, great fit, comfy out the box and I wear nothing else
They could be described as a heavier boot, whatever model you buy.
Interestingly I had a pair of lowa desert boots that I used in littoral/desert survey work for four years. Despite being...