Wednesday, August 21, 2013

VapoRub, anyone?


    One of the many radiant takeaways I remember from the 2007 Castle Rock Fire was a suggestion one of the firefighters had for residents who were lamenting how tired they were of constantly smelling smoke: Put a dab of Vicks VapoRub on the outer edge of each nostril.
    Besides giving you something relatively pleasant to smell, it also does a very good job of lubricating/moisturizing the membranes of your nostrils (thereby lessening the chance for nosebleeds -- an event that often happens to people when there’s very little moisture in the air anyway, and often happens even MORE frequently when those membranes are incessantly irritated by smoke).
John Pluntze
Ketchum




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