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Off Topic => Off Topic => Topic started by: DRY on July 24, 2018, 11:32:43 AM

Title: Sun protection
Post by: DRY on July 24, 2018, 11:32:43 AM
Over the last 5 years I have had 2 types of skin cancer (age 73) I have given a little more though to sun exposure.

Thought I might just make other people more aware.

I am regularly using a sunscreen. I don't like the ones with all the chemicals in so I use one that just contains zinc and titanium dioxide...2 very good sunblockers. Combined they do a good job of blocking UVA and UVB radiation. They do not disappear on the skin as well as the other chemical blockers but looking a little "ghost-like" doesn't bother me.

The other item that I have been trying is a face shield. Interestingly there are some neat ones advertised on this website from SA Fishing. I have just ordered a couple but have been wearing an old one I got years ago from Bass Pro. They are made of a light weight polyester (SPF 40-50) and can be worn in such a way to cover the ears, chin, neck and mouth. I thought they would be uncomfortably hot but not so. I also take a bottle of water along (don't use river water) and sometimes make them damp and the evaporation helps cool also.

I also purchased a wide brimmed straw hat from SA Fishing. Don't know if that will work on the boat at high speeds but if I am wearing the face shield my baseball cap may be sufficient.

Anybody using the face shields? Or other means for reducing sun exposure?


Title: Re: Sun protection
Post by: HenryDavid on July 24, 2018, 03:34:16 PM
I also picked up a wide brimmed straw hat, WallyWorld I believe.  It really comes in handy blocking the sun from different angles so you can concentrate on the water. 
Title: Re: Sun protection
Post by: shiver318 on July 25, 2018, 09:43:40 AM
I use the SA face shields on the hot, not a cloud in the sky, days and even have some the fleece ones for winter fishing. Just remember to take it off before stopping at the bank ATM!
Title: Re: Sun protection
Post by: dretallack on July 25, 2018, 11:38:53 PM
Shiver are you speaking from experience? I know the 1 bank I deliver to says no sunglasses or hoods up. Nothing about face shields. Hmm
Title: Re: Sun protection
Post by: shiver318 on July 26, 2018, 11:57:05 AM
So far I've remembered to take my sun shield off before visit to the bank, but I did forget and scare a little kid at the Berwick launch. He ran and told his mom there is a bad man in the boat!