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

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Re: A clean ordeal...

by lcarreau » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:31 pm

robertjoy wrote: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."


Yeah, apparently the OP didn't do his research. Appeared to me the miners had bathed themselves before coming to the surface.
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Re: Speaking of those Chilean miners, what's the longest....

by butitsadryheat » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:21 am

Hotoven wrote: and the dry heat was nice.


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

by MoapaPk » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:32 am

I've always found some way to "bathe" with a stream, lake, or snow, every 2-3 days. Doing a laundry is another issue. I've rinsed my clothes with water and hung them out to dry or wore them till almost dry.

Now if I could only deal with the true source of stink -- my boots.

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

by phydeux » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:00 am

Three weeks on Denali (pretty common), and 17 days on Aconcagua.

Saw the second one to come out when I turned on the TV Tuesday evening, and he looked too well groomed to ahve not showered/shaved while underground for 69 days.

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

by Sierra Ledge Rat » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:58 am

30 days.

We burned our underwear in an alcohol-infused ceremony when we finally did change underwear.

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

by Ejnar Fjerdingstad » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:58 pm

Wikipedia on the possible origin of the adjective Isabella-coloured (a pale yellow-brown colour):

A more plausible, though probably still false, version refers to the much earlier Isabella I of Castile, the Catholic (1451–1504) and the eight-month siege of Granada by Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452–1516). This siege ended in January 1492 and again resulted in overworn underwear belonging to Isabella.[2]

I wonder how she smelled after eight months!
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Re: Speaking of those Chilean miners, what's the longest....

by dadndave » Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:36 am

So Ferdinand was doing a bit of sniffing around....

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

by hatidua » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:54 am

I've not managed to set any records in that department.

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

by lcarreau » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:40 am

"In the second half of the 11th century, Lanfranc, the Archbishop of Canterbury, wrote a rule-book for monks. Amongst the regulations, he stipulated that monks should take a bath five times a year."

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

by Teresa Gergen » Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:53 pm

16 days in Nepal, 15 on Aconcagua, 13 on Denali, 10 or so after returning from the Winds last summer via a hospital and needing to wait until I could acquire a shower chair to sit with my broken leg. First shower after the cast came off was Oct 18 -- last time the lower leg was washed was July 31.

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