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Get a locker at the gym that you can leave things in during the day. Leave your towel & swim suit hanging there during the day and pick them up (mostly or completely dry) on the way home. Use a swimmer's towel. They work very well when wet, yet wring out and dry quickly. Still leaves the suit wet, though. Get a large Zip-lock™ (or other brand of sliding ...


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Chlorine smell is due to the chlorine and chloramines layered on the skin after using the pool. So removing the chlorine and chloramines contents are the solution to remove this smell. As soon as you exit from the pool, stand in the hot shower with the max temperature you can for at least 2-3 mins. Then lather with your regular natural soap for some time, ...


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The best option is to use a frozen sponge inside of a Ziploc bag. This works because when the sponge melts it will use it sponginess to soak up the water and make sure it doesn't leak. From thekitchn.com


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Place the ball in a kettle (with water) and boil it. The air will expand in the ball and pops out any dents. However, I find they are never quite the same again due to minor imperfections. Often best to just buy a new ball.


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It seems to me that your best bet that will combine portability and modernity is an mp3 player. Despite the rise of the smartphone and its effects on dedicated mp3 players — the iPod peaked around 2005/6 and steadily declined till 2014 when sales numbers were last available — similar devices continue to exist under a plethora of brand names. Many are ...


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In the end, I found a solution myself, quite similar to the recommended treatment for blisters already mentioned. I find this one quite more effective though. I found a link where they also explain the process, but I'll sum it up here just in case. You'll need: 1 Sewing needle Some white thread (no color threads as they contain dyes) Betadine Band-Aid(s) ...


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I always shower right after my swims and I have also noticed the chlorine smell doesn't go away. However, I often run right after I get out of the shower. When you start to sweat and your pores open, the smell of chlorine gets very prominent as you sweat it out (at least that's how I think of it.) My recommendation would be to try and sweat after going ...


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Dry yourself and your swimwear using a hairdryer or hand-dryer at the pool. Then you won't need a towel.


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Some pools provide towels to their swimmers, and also provide spinning things that quickly dry bathing suits. It might be worth looking for such a place. If this pool is your only option, can you hang up your bathing suit and damp towel at the office, perhaps on a coat hook or the like? I would probably hang up the suit first, then put the towel over it so ...


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Drop the wet clothes at a laundry on your way to office. Pick them up while returning. Not cost-effective though, I can't think of a better solution for the wet towel.


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You can easily make your own repressurizing device. Get plastic pipe parts of large enough diameter that the balls will slip inside, glue a cap on one end and a thread adapter on the other. Put a replacement car tire valve in the center of a screw cap that fits the threads. Slip the balls inside, screw the cap on tightly, and use any air pump or ...


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Easiest way to get rid of the mud from bottom of the shoe is to let the mud dry, then beat your shoes on some hard surface, all the stuck mud will be removed. After that, you can remove the lace and rinse it in warm water and thereafter clean the shoes with the paper towel.


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Back years ago before mechanical packing equipment, I belonged to a ski club on one of the slopes of Mt. Greylock in Massachusetts. It was run by the members. After a snow, before skiing would start, all the members would don their skis and with them sideways to the slope, begin to tramp up the hill, packing it all down. It took less than half an hour and ...


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If you are exerting yourself during your swim lessons, then your body temperature is elevated when you get out of the pool and you'll be sweating even though you don't feel it while you're in the pool. You need to lower your body temperature before you put your clothes on. There are two ways I've used to cool off before getting dressed. If the pool ...


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similar to @Duncans answer, you can pass a lighter flame over the ball a few times. it will heat up the air inside and pop out the dent. be careful not to hold the lighter on the ball for too long or else it will melt the plastic. Also, it should be noted that this method and @Duncan's will not work if the ball is dented to the point that the plastic has ...


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You can take heavy-duty sewing thread and wrap around the bait several times. Wrap going down, wrap coming back, then tie off. Slide the hook into that and it will stay a long time. Better yet, get a bunch of nylon mesh tubing used for crafts. Cut off pieces an inch in length, stuff the bait into that, then place on the hook. http://www.cosplaysupplies.com/...


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I've found that if I take a fresh water shower immediately before going into a chlorine pool that it limits how much chlorine my skin and hair absorb. If I go straight into chlorine water with dry skin and hair it absorbs a lot more chlorine and it is a lot harder to get rid of the smell.


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The UK TV show 'Dragon's den' featured an invention by a 15-year-old schoolboy, which is now just coming to market, with the support of an almost unprecedented three of the 'Dragons' from the show. Boot Buddy was designed specifically for the task you describe. Failing that, the old standard solution of a hosepipe or outdoor tap [faucet] & a scrubbing ...


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"Skiing powder" is a condition which many skiers covet; but you are correct that you might need a (compacted) base of snow underneath to make that first, fresh snowfall ski-able. If you backyard is predominantly a level lawn without a lot of rocks, divots, or other major irregularities, the skis may simply slide over the lawn/snowfall combination and start ...


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I started using left over lemon shells, after I squeeze out the juice for other purposes. After I come out of the pool, I use lemon as a scrub, apply it on the whole body, let it sit on my skin for 2 mins, then start my regular soapy bath. One half lemon left over is enough for the whole body. I did experienced good results using that.


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It is better to leave the blister for few days without popping it to let the skin under it heal. Better do not run on the next day, use the next day for recovery or cross training (train some other sport not involving your feet so intensively - cycling, fitness ...). If it is absolutely necessary for you to rn on the next day then use the Benzoyl peroxide ...


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The shoes I'm used to calling "Chinese shoes" (also sometimes called "Kung Fu shoes", easily found in any Chinatown in America or Europe) can be folded flat or rolled to fit in a large pocket, or left hanging out of a hip pocket (where American men commonly carry a wallet). The pair weighs only a couple ounces (50+ grams), and while not extremely durable, ...


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From your description, the only remotely cost-effective way to ensure only paying shooters can use the course is to enlist technology. There'll be a significant investment up front, of course. One way (not the only one, just one that came to me immediately) would be to use a vending machine to issue an RFID bracelet or tag with payment, then have targets ...


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The easiest way? Throw it in a normal washer with your other laundry. Air dry to finish. Don't use any sort of fabric softener. If you can't/don't want to put it with your normal laundry, wash it in the sink with warm water and some mild detergent. Again, air dry. Basically, you won't hurt your towel unless you really do something to mess it up. See a ...


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Nothing resembling a life hack is the answer; its usual to cover the blister with a plaster or dressing, and in particular, a dressing/plaster specifically made for blisters (Compeed in the UK). Plenty of things to do for prevention, but not for once it's happened, well, not that works well anyway. You can try jamming a tissue or some piece of material ...


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I found this web site which seems to have the answer: http://savethetennisballs.com/how-to-revive-dead-tennis-balls/ They evidently have a cylinder where you stack in 3 tennis balls, seal the cylinder and then pressurize it. The balls evidently are porous enough to repressurize.


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If you aren't looking for perfectly clean shoes, just walk through a shallow puddle (or embrace your inner child, and splash around). The water very quickly rinses off the mud, and you can do it in shallow water that won't leave your shoes soaking wet. This is most easily done when the mud is still wet.


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Motorcyclists encounter a similar issue, and to work around the problem many jackets have a length of stretchy Lycra style fabric sewn onto the bottom of the jacket. It bears half a zip, and the other half of the zip is attached to the trousers. Zipping them together keeps the riders back covered with fabric, handy for a variety of things, including ...


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It’s been a long time since I’ve played cricket and even longer since I bought a new bat. But the last bat I bought they had a rolling machine to do it for you. Took less than 15mins. Alternatively, I used to hang an old ball in a sock, hang it from a tree and then hit it. Much slower process but as a kid it was good fun.


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I'd recommend cordless earphones with a radio antenna. If you want your own music then you would have to get cordless earphones with some storage.


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