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Old 09-28-2015, 02:24 PM
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Default Fabrics that absorb frozen snot

When you are running and walking long distances in the cold, what do you use to mop the snot off your face? I am so sick of smearing slushy snot across my face instead of wiping it off.

I don't know if my face leaks in the cold more than normal, but I've got a lot of mess to mop up. And tissues and cotton bandanas are not working out so well.

I'm trying to get ready for winter. I can't be the only one with this problem.
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Kind of a gross topic to address, but if I remember correctly, mushers often use lamb/sheep skin (with the wool still attached) sewn on the back of their mittens to do the job.
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Old 09-28-2015, 07:23 PM
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Thanks.

I'm not trying to gross anyone out. I figured this was the place to ask and that I can't be the only one here with this problem.

Many of you are working and exercising out in the cold, right? Your faces are not leaking when you get out there and start really moving?
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Yeah, it IS kind of a gross subject Bootz. And sorry, but I don't have any suggestions. All I know is some people seem to have a worse problem with it than others. I used to work with a guy named Pete. He looked a little like Sam Elliot, mustache and all. When the thermometer was hovering in the single digits outside, the other guys in the shop and I would place bets on how long the snot-sickles hanging from Pete's mustache would be when he came in for break.

P.S. My wife just read this and asked me if I'd ever looked in the mirror when I, myself came in from outside in the middle of January.
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Old 09-28-2015, 10:59 PM
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when it comes to self reliance,iam glad to see that this is really all that important
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Old 09-29-2015, 12:49 AM
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Actually.... The way I see it is that if you are the kind to have time to work on seemingly small things like that, you likely have the major things taken care of.. However.. If you can find a small bit of info how to make a thing like this more comfortable to handle.. Life is just a little bit easier to manage.. But that's just me..

Also.. The fox, coyote, and I suspect wolf fur around the hood of the old flight line parkas did a good job to wick and collecting the moisture from your breath etc. and letting it be easy to just brush off harmlessly without sticking to anything else.. It also served to protect your face from the direct blast of the wind..

I also am a runny nose person... And as I get older eyes water more and more often..

Any thing anyone finds out that works good with common items and on the cheap.... I'd appreciate knowing about...

Be thinking ahead here campers... If no one else says anything about it.. I'm going to start a thread on how to keep hands warm... Again as I get older I seem to have more and more trouble with that... But this deserves it's own thread, later...

Good luck..
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Old 09-29-2015, 04:23 PM
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A polyester fleece should work much better.

Something that absorbs, can be rinsed out and drys quickly.
http://www.amazon.com/Solid-Polyeste...r+fleece+scarf
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Thanks everyone for taking the time to respond! I appreciate it.
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