Dear paddling friends:
These items below are great, and like all the other products and brands that we sell on OTW360, we have used them over and over and we really recommend them to you.
Since they can easily be found online and are quite cheap to acquire, that would not make sense for OTW360 to carry them, but here they are:
These gloves can be found at any home depot / Lowe's / Ace hardware or similar stores. They are basic garden gloves are seamless nylon that breathes on the top of the hand, and neoprene coated on the inside of the hand. They are so cheap you can change them after a few months. I used them every day (and night) during my 40-day ocean row.
Nathan Flipstream Tritan 750ml Water Bottle = this simple water bottle has the best flow of all the water bottles I've ever used. The liquid flows so fast it is effortless and a quick and efficient way to get hydrated. Made from BPA-free Eastman Tritan material with odorless and tasteless technology - Non toxic plastic materials. Leak- and spill-proof locking mechanism - Keeps fluids safe within the bottle until usage.
This is an Antispectic Healing Cream. Sudocrem is a Zinc Oxide based. It also contains Benzyl benzoate and benzyl Cinnamate which are amongst the ingredients of Peru Balsam, recognised for its healing properties. The Benzyl alcohol acts as a disinfectant or antibacterial agent and is responsible for protection against common bacterial contaminants. I used this cream 8 times a day on my bottom to prevent shafting and infections while rowing across the pacific. This cream saved my life.
I was recommended Boudreaux's Butt Paste prior to doing the Yukon River Quest, a 440-mile canoe race in Canada's Yukon Territories. Perfect to treat diaper rash or any kind of rash. It protects chafed skin due to diaper rash and helps seal out wetness. No harsh ingredients: Free of Dye, Paraben, Preservative, Phthalate, and Talc. Made with 6 simple ingredients designed to be effective. Diaper Rash Ointment with 16% zinc oxide which makes it highly effective in fast diaper rash relief.
Lucas Papaw ointment is made in Australia from pure Australian Papaws. Papaw or Papaya we all know as a delicious fruit, but the beneficial qualities of Papaw greatly aid the skin. Lucas' Papaw Ointment is a world-wide proven remedy of over 100 years standing. I used this cream as an alternative to the Sudocream during my ocean crossing. Great every where in the body to rehydrate, cure skin rashes, and prevent infections.
Advanced Joint Support Complex by Fitness Labs Arth, is a powder that you drink with water, featuring full doses of 6 key ingredients for comprehensive joint, bone and skin support. I took one scoop diluted in a waterbottle of this every day for 40 days during the ocean row. Even if we were doing an incredible amount of repetitive motions, I haven't had any joint issue nor pain. Try it. 2,000 mg D-Glucosamine Sulfate 2KCI, 1,200 mg Chondroitin Sulfate, and 1,000 mg MSM, 5,000 mg Collagen, 100 mg Hyaluronic Acid, 250 mg Vitamin C, No artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners -- No sugar.
This is Quest Nutrition's MCT Powder Oil. Power up, add the clean energy of mct oil to any shake or baked treat for a creamy, easy-to-digest boost of fatty acids. I used the MCT Oil powder during the ocean row, as a great source of fatty energy. I added it to my re-hydrated freezed-dried meals but also scooping it directly into my mouth. So good.
More products and advice to come soon!