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Speaking of those Chilean miners, what's the longest......

Postby Tanngrisnir3 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:32 pm

you've ever gone w/out bathing, presumably for a trip.

I was watching it briefly w/some friends last night, and the point came up that those guys must be RIPE when they get to the surface, although no one seemed to pull away from them when they were up.

Mine, IIRC, was about 12 days up in GNP when I was around 16.

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Re: Speaking of those Chilean miners, what's the longest....

Postby lcarreau » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:44 pm

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Re: Speaking of those Chilean miners, what's the longest....

Postby Day Hiker » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:46 pm

6 days, which included a continuous 4-day period over 18000 feet, so kinda chilly for bathing.
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Re: Speaking of those Chilean miners, what's the longest....

Postby surgent » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:02 pm

They looked shaven as they come up. I wouldn't be surprised they all had a quickie sponge bath and shave down there before being brought up.

The rescue op itself is utterly fascinating. Bravo to everyone there.
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Re: Speaking of those Chilean miners, what's the longest....

Postby mrchad9 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:09 am

surgent wrote:They looked shaven as they come up. I wouldn't be surprised they all had a quickie sponge bath and shave down there before being brought up.

Might have a fluffer down there too...
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Re: Speaking of those Chilean miners, what's the longest....

Postby aqua » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:13 am

79 days no shower
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Re: Speaking of those Chilean miners, what's the longest....

Postby drpw » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:15 am

aqua wrote:79 days no shower


i'm on day 65 right now. i just need to save up $.50 and i can get the water turned back on.
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Re: Speaking of those Chilean miners, what's the longest....

Postby aqua » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:25 am

drpw wrote:
aqua wrote:79 days no shower


i'm on day 65 right now. i just need to save up $.50 and i can get the water turned back on.

good luck with your problem
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Re: Speaking of those Chilean miners, what's the longest....

Postby adventurer » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:22 pm

26 days at one stint during the VN war.

More recently, 13 days during a mountaineering expedition.
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Re: Speaking of those Chilean miners, what's the longest....

Postby cp0915 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:51 pm

'Bout a month. Couple times.
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Re: Speaking of those Chilean miners, what's the longest....

Postby mconnell » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:25 pm

Depends on what you consider "bathing". Does rubbing snow or stream water on your face and arm pits count? What about walking through a deep stream? Taking a swim in a lake? If the answers to all of the above is "no", then about 3 weeks on several occasions. If the answer is "yes", then about 2 or 3 days.
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Re: Speaking of those Chilean miners, what's the longest....

Postby McCannster » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:30 pm

Probably like 10 or so.
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Re: A clean ordeal...

Postby robertjoy » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:30 pm

I read a report detailing the facts: "Through tubes bored from the surface, exercise equipment including giant elastic-bands, with which the miners can exercise their atrophying muscles, has been delivered, as well as food (rationed to around 2,200 calories a day, to prevent the miners becoming too fat to fit in the rescue cage) and even low-tar cigarettes.
Thanks to the water pumped down from the surface, the miners have had plenty to drink, and they have dug latrines, with natural springs washing away the waste.
Three hundred meters along a tunnel is another natural spring in which they are showering daily."
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Re: Speaking of those Chilean miners, what's the longest....

Postby Hotoven » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:19 pm

7 days on a road trip out west. I don't sweat easy and the dry heat was nice.
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