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#283852 - 02/23/17 01:27 PM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: TeacherRO]
bacpacjac Offline
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Just a thought, Jeanette Isabelle. I hear there is a lot of golf being played down there, and golfers often like having sunscreen in their bags. It might be worth stopping in to the local Pro shop to see what they have.

Also, way to go on getting yourself moving again!
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#283853 - 02/23/17 02:05 PM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: bacpacjac]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Funny you should mention golf. I'm very close to a golf club.

http://www.royaloaksgolfclub.com/

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with Royal Oaks Golf Club other than living within close proximity.

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#283854 - 02/23/17 05:58 PM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Quietly_Learning Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
I bought a Mini MAGLITE (to be carried on my belt), hand sanitizing wipes and Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Stick.

https://www.coppertone.com/products/sport/stick/stick/

The sunscreen stick does fit in the side pocket but, being a stick applicant, it feels waxy. I need to find something small that does not feel waxy.


Jeanette Isabelle,

Many of the most popular sunscreen brands sell a 3oz travel size. Check the travel sections in your local Walgreens, CVS or supermarket.

I use a Gotoob type bottle and fill it with my favorite sunscreen. I get a number of days use from a 3 oz size squeeze tube.

Below is a link to show what I'm discussing but there are many similar type bottles available in store travel sections. The key is to find one with a tight fitting lid. I put mine in a sandwich sized ziplock to be safe from spills.

http://www.humangear.com/gear/gotoob

***I just read the previous posts and see you already tried a 3oz size and it was too big. Gootube does make a 1.25 oz size container.


Edited by Quietly_Learning (02/23/17 06:05 PM)

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#283855 - 02/23/17 06:07 PM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: Quietly_Learning]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: Quietly_Learning
Many of the most popular sunscreen brands sell a 3oz travel size. Check the travel sections in your local Walgreens, CVS or supermarket.

I already tried the 3 oz size:

Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
Today I bought a 3 oz tube of sunscreen. It fits in the side pocket, barely. The side pocket is a bit crowded so I need to find an even smaller size sunscreen.

I need something even smaller than 3 oz.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#283856 - 02/23/17 07:13 PM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: TeacherRO]
Quietly_Learning Offline
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Hi Jeanette Isabelle,

Sorry I missed that post. blush

The gotoob does come in 1.25 oz.
http://www.humangear.com/gear/gotoob

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#283857 - 02/23/17 08:47 PM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: TeacherRO]
Mark_R Offline
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You can get 1 oz, flip top/flip spout, squeeze bottles in the cosmetics and travel sections of department and convenience stores. I've been using these to carry sunscreen in my hiking pack and bow case.
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#283898 - 02/28/17 12:39 AM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: TeacherRO]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Today I bought sunscreen small enough to fit in the side pocket and it works for me. I just removed the carabiner.

I bought Jack Link's Beef & Cheese Snacks and put one in the large compartment with the rest of the food. Sometimes I need something more than a protein bar. I put a second 8 oz bottle of water in the large compartment. Twice someone else needed water and in one of those situations I needed water after giving up mine.

One time I needed to walk home and I was sweating. Fortunately I passed by a car wash and bought a disposable towel from a vending machine. Today I bought these. At home I tested one to know if it would work. To open one of the packs required the use of my EMT shears. The towel also felt rough when opened. I went to the bathroom sink to simulate what my face would be like on a hot day. The towel immediately softened as I dried my face. I put the second towel in the side pocket of my bag.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#283899 - 02/28/17 07:53 AM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: TeacherRO]
Phaedrus Offline
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Cool! I always wondered how those little "towel tablets" worked. I will pick some up myself.
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#283960 - 03/03/17 12:20 AM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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I replaced the Purell wipes with a Germ-X single because the cloth is bigger, softer and does not quickly dry out. Also my skin is not left with any residue.

http://germx.com/products/germ-x-antibacterial-hand-wipes-singles-100-count-box/

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with Germ-X other than I really like their products.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#283962 - 03/03/17 01:52 AM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: TeacherRO]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 2635
The little Purel wipes are not great. The larger ones that I liked were discontinued.

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