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baking soda - for skiers who wax
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Alan Garber
(altadude) - F
baking soda - for skiers who wax on 01/03/2008 06:02:16 MST Print View

well.........I found a new use for my bc all purpose baking soda.
I use it for pots/pans/personal hygiene (toothpaste and washing body and clothes) and now.........drumroll take off klister from my bc skis........COOL.......someone suggested baby powder but I just tried baking soda and it worked great....
for all of you backcountry skiers who still wax

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
Baking soda on 01/03/2008 14:15:27 MST Print View

A few more uses
Make a paste with water and apply on insect bites (itch relief)
Make a poultice and apply to windburn skin
Add a little to dry veggies when re-hydrating them to make them easier to digest. ( particularly beans)
1/2 a teaspoon in 1/2 a glass of water for acid stomac relief

Alan Garber
(altadude) - F
baking soda on 01/03/2008 17:30:44 MST Print View

excellent additions to my list.......thanks

Baking soda: don't leave home without it :-)......

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
Another soda, please on 01/03/2008 17:54:39 MST Print View

To add some specific use that you already have alluded to:
Deodorizer for smelly boots (anything really. A opened box inside the fridge will absorb any smell)
A softener for that well deserved foot soak at the end of the trail
Make a paste and rub it onto oily/greasy spot, on your clothing, and wash with water after

Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
baking soda on 01/23/2008 19:54:52 MST Print View

I love the baking soda marketing, since people rarely bake:

* "Open a box and leave in the fridge, then throw it out."
* "Open another box and pour it down the garbage disposal!"

Probably it would deodorize my garden, should bury a bunch in there too.

James Loy
(jimbluz) - M

Locale: Pacific NW
Baking soda on 01/24/2008 16:50:49 MST Print View

Sprinkled lightly on synthetic base layers, it will eliminate the smelly body odors quite nicely. Of course, it's easier to use wool!

Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
so carry a box wherever you go! on 01/24/2008 19:13:56 MST Print View

Seriously, if baking soda eliminates your smell problem, it wasnt bad enough to begin with. If it doesn't eliminate your smell problem, clean the fridge. Ridiculous.

And James, quit sniffing yourself.

Edited by Paul_Tree on 01/24/2008 19:15:34 MST.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
Baking soda on 02/12/2008 15:34:52 MST Print View

Paul,  I don't understand your sarcasm. Baking soda is a very cheap and effective product and I cannot remember having ever seen any "marketing" about it. Most people that ACTUALLY use it as a deodorizer,toothpaste, softener etc most likely do so because of word of mouth rather than a marketing campaign. Franco

Rob Mcrae
(emptyman) - F

Locale: the other, big Ontario
alan: baking soda - for skiers who wax on 03/06/2008 14:48:23 MST Print View

Holy crap!!!
are you serious?

Klister is infamous as the single most icky, messy, and generally imposssible to deal with substance ever known to man. For those who dont' know, it is made to replicate pine tar.

baking soda? right on . Becuase my ski wax remover is bloody expensive. I'll try it.
If you are right, you get a prize, man.
I x country ski every weekedn all winter, and I am hitting klister weather right now. so, we'll see...