Jan 3, 2008 at 5:02 am #1226564Alan GarberMember
well………I found a new use for my bc all purpose baking soda.
I use it for pots/pans/personal hygiene (toothpaste and washing body and clothes) and now………drumroll please……to take off klister from my bc skis……..COOL…….someone suggested baby powder but I just tried baking soda and it worked great….
for all of you backcountry skiers who still waxJan 3, 2008 at 1:15 pm #1414734
A few more uses
Make a paste with water and apply on insect bites (itch relief)
Make a poultice and apply to windburn skin
Add a little to dry veggies when re-hydrating them to make them easier to digest. ( particularly beans)
1/2 a teaspoon in 1/2 a glass of water for acid stomac reliefJan 3, 2008 at 4:30 pm #1414761Alan GarberMember
excellent additions to my list…….thanks
Baking soda: don't leave home without it :-)……Jan 3, 2008 at 4:54 pm #1414767
To add some specific use that you already have alluded to:
Deodorizer for smelly boots (anything really. A opened box inside the fridge will absorb any smell)
A softener for that well deserved foot soak at the end of the trail
Make a paste and rub it onto oily/greasy spot, on your clothing, and wash with water afterJan 23, 2008 at 6:54 pm #1417426Paul TreeMember
I love the baking soda marketing, since people rarely bake:
* "Open a box and leave in the fridge, then throw it out."
* "Open another box and pour it down the garbage disposal!"
Probably it would deodorize my garden, should bury a bunch in there too.Jan 24, 2008 at 3:50 pm #1417577James LoyBPL Member
@jimbluzLocale: Pacific NW
Sprinkled lightly on synthetic base layers, it will eliminate the smelly body odors quite nicely. Of course, it's easier to use wool!Jan 24, 2008 at 6:13 pm #1417594Paul TreeMember
Seriously, if baking soda eliminates your smell problem, it wasnt bad enough to begin with. If it doesn't eliminate your smell problem, clean the fridge. Ridiculous.
And James, quit sniffing yourself.Feb 12, 2008 at 2:34 pm #1420337
Paul, I don't understand your sarcasm. Baking soda is a very cheap and effective product and I cannot remember having ever seen any "marketing" about it. Most people that ACTUALLY use it as a deodorizer,toothpaste, softener etc most likely do so because of word of mouth rather than a marketing campaign. FrancoMar 6, 2008 at 1:48 pm #1423282Rob McraeMember
@emptymanLocale: the other, big Ontario
are you serious?
Klister is infamous as the single most icky, messy, and generally imposssible to deal with substance ever known to man. For those who dont' know, it is made to replicate pine tar.
baking soda? right on . Becuase my ski wax remover is bloody expensive. I'll try it.
If you are right, you get a prize, man.
I x country ski every weekedn all winter, and I am hitting klister weather right now. so, we'll see…
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