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    Boil your hands for at least one minute. They are then safe to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raos View Post
    Boil your hands for at least one minute. They are then safe to use.
    I cooked one of my fingers in my stove on Saturday, does that count?

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    +2 I am a nurse and understand the value of sanitizers in the hospital setting. However, at home or in the woods it's soap and water for me. The only time I reach for sanitizer in the woods is when I pull out my first aid kit to work on someone other than myself. The use of sanitizers in the hospital, for me, is more to keep a patient's germs from getting to me than vice-versa.

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    hand sanitizer

    dr. bronners for me three season, hand sanitizer in the winter and astringent with paper towels (for baby wipes). alcohol doesn't freeze,made the change after freezing dr.bronners and wipes on last years trip. to bad the the drugs got to gg allin other wise we would have are own living breathing filth test dummy. warning don't google gg allin before or after eating and possible nsfw

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    I just returned from 2 weeks in India. It is very primitive there - even in the capital city of New Dehli. Folks are not so hung up on being sterile, and it seems they don't get they everyday flu/cold that we do. They build up a much better immune system.

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    I was preparing for walking the AT with daughter. The school nurse and my doctor pointed out a problem with hand sanitizers. They do not kill two particular germs that cause major problems on the trail. I posted a quick link to the conservancy that problem. The Dr wants pre and post bar soap washing for the "bathroom" usage. BTW, I had the same training with the substance put on hands first then told to wash my hands and was shocked at what was left.

    http://www.appalachiantrail.org/hiki.../health-safety

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    People must be rolling in piles of explosive diarrhea or something. Not that I'm special, but I'm really not getting anything on my hands in the first place that a quick wash won't cure.

    Am I just an expert at doing #2?

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    Should I dare mention this? https://youtu.be/mF4ZHfPOB94


    Yes, it is a major problem because many people share the same privy at the shelters. Also, most hikers are in groups and if one of the hikers become ill likely over the distance several become ill soon after.
    Last edited by Yoda'd; 06-17-2015 at 16:31.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frenchycamp View Post
    +1. we live in a sterile world (in all sense).
    Isn't it why we escape to the woods?
    Sterile is for the O.R
    Dirt is for the backcountry.
    +1

    Absent deep open wounds there is no need for sterile in our day to day world. Soap and water haved worked fine for the first five decades of my life.
    (insert pithy quote)

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