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#266473 - 01/08/14 05:53 PM Re: Cold weather tip - Lotion or salve [Re: TeacherRO]
MoBOB Offline
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All I can say from my four years of being in a flightline environment in Alaska is that I never had a problem with chapped anything when using Vaseline. However, to each his own.
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#266475 - 01/08/14 06:26 PM Re: Cold weather tip - Lotion or salve [Re: TeacherRO]
JerryFountain Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
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Loc: St. Petersburg, Florida
MoBOB,

Great for chapping, a potential problem for frostbite. Not the same problem and a contradictary answer. I like Vaseline lip balm for chapped lips in cold weather, it does not harden like many others. I am just very careful of frostbite when I use it.

Respectfully,

Jerry

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#266483 - 01/09/14 06:50 AM Re: Cold weather tip - Lotion or salve [Re: JerryFountain]
MoBOB Offline
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I took care to cover using appropriate clothing (the Air Force provided some pretty good stuff), but there were times when your cheeks (face) just ended up being exposed. I hated the windburn/chapping of the face. Frostbite? Well, I suffered the effects of that because of poor/inadequate footwear as a kid. My hands? The work on aircraft in the 1980's in northern Maine did not help much. Did you ever try to safety wire cannon plugs with the lousy leather gloves with wool liners? Can't be done. The liners alone were useless because wool is no good for gripping small wire and the cold goes right through. We weren't authorized flight gloves. So, it was barehanded misery. Now, any time the temp drops below 50 my feet and hands are shot. But, I still prefer the northern climes.
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