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Summertime - These are a few of my favourite things...

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Thought I'd share some products/ adaptations given that Summer (in the Northern Hemisphere anyway) is just around the bend...

ALP Global Sure Seal Rings - These are hydrocolloid flange overlays that keep water out but allow for air to pass.  Great for swimming. http://www.alpglobal.com/Sure-Seal-TM-Rings.html

Slimmer Belt - This is a waist wrap made out of neoprene suitable for aquatic sports.  You can get them with an inside envelope meant to hold an ice pack - works well to fit pouch rotated sideways.  http://www.walmart.com/c/kp/slimmer-belts

Perspiration Shield - You make this yourself.  Out of polyester fleece fabric, cut out an oval, 9 inches by 6 inches, then cut a hole 3 inches on center, diameter of which goes around intersection of flange and pouch.  Slip bag through hole so Perspiration Shield hangs down, protecting from heat rash, wicking away perspiration.

Have fun!


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Love the ALP Global Sure Seal Rings, I don't leave home without them!

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