If you couldnt' swim and you'd never snorkeled or scubadived, would you
rather spend 3 months in a cave or try to swim 2.5 KM to get out.
I went snorkeling this spring and water got in the snorkel. I don't know
how I avoided inhaling it. I told myself, Keep your darn lips shut, and
that helped, but I didn't go a mile and a half.
Tried snorkeling many years ago and only problem I had was leaking mask
with a mustache at the time. They could have told me to Vaseline it.
There were several of us but I was surprised when only 2 of us were
still doing it and were called back to the boat to see the rest exhausted.
In alt.home.repair, on Wed, 4 Jul 2018 13:05:31 -0400, Frank
I have a beard and a mustache and they caused no problem.
Actually, the lips issue was the previous day, and I think water got in
the snorkel on the second day because I let the top of it go below the
water, or there was a wave. Not an especially expensive set ($25 dollars
for mask and snorkel. No fins. Right across the street from the beach.
I'm sure it's cheaper somewhere else.) but still there was a valve with
which to blow the water out the very bottom, but I hadn't looked at the
packaging much and it took a while to understand what the valve was for,
and I didnt' relaize until weeks after I got back home that I probalby
have to put my hand on the top of the snorkel to be able to blow
anything out the bottom.
Usually you can find a way to seat the mask on the portion of your lip
that doesn't have hair. Otherwise, decide, is seeing the bottom worth
removing the mustache.
Just blow, the water comes out.
Usually without any valve, just right out the same way air comes in.
It's not really a good idea to exhale completely you need some
air to keep the tube clear.
Love to snorkel.
In alt.home.repair, on Thu, 5 Jul 2018 14:04:20 -0400, Ed Pawlowski
Well, that's sumpin'.
Supposedly these kids are normally strong, soccer players, bicycle
riders. I wonder what the effect of barely eating for 10 days followed
by whatever they've been doing for 3 or 4. They were giving them energy
pills or something. If they're at 90% strength, I'd want to try to get
out. If 50%, I'd be too scared. But I've never gone more than a day
without food and I have no idea what 10 days would do.
In alt.home.repair, on Wed, 4 Jul 2018 15:41:53 -0400, Frank <"frank
An early effort for me was somewhere south of Cocoa Beach, Fl. An
inlet between barrier islands. Not much to look at but close by.
But I planned it to go when the tide was coming in, so I wouldn't be
washed out to see.
It was fast and scarey.
Later I went to the area between the island and mainland and when I came
out I had some big slug** in my ear. With a friend but I didn't trust
her to get it out. Drove to a nearby location and went swimming again,
and it left.
**I couldn't see it but that's what I imagined.
In alt.home.repair, on Wed, 04 Jul 2018 15:15:52 -0400, Dan Espen
So why do you think it caused him problems and not me? I have a full
beard and it hadn't been trimmed for weeks, because I was out of town.
Out the valve, you mean? That's amazing. Even when the amount of
water is not enough to block the air entirely? Or do I have to wait
until there is that much?
I figured the water would move aside and let the air slip by and I'd
never blow more than some of the water out the top.
What do you think about dry snorkels? Any brand recommendation,
especially one that is not the most expensive?
Should I make sure I get one with a valve? Or they don't need one
because they are so dry!
Nobody over 5 uses a snorkel with a ping pong ball in it. In fact my
grand kids never had one. You just need to learn the routine that you
surface, blow the water out and breathe. Once you get the routine, it
is just natural.
I think they will come up with a way of getting them out soon. Some
ingenuity, perhaps some cables to hold and a breathing device where no
special skills are required.
Put this over your head and just hold on to this handle while this cable
pulls you out.
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