Defogging your scuba mask or swim goggles


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/17/defogging-your-scuba-mask-or-s.html


#2

Spit is still better & you’ll never forget to bring it with.


#3

This spit trick worked for me, but when I tried it with my kid recently, it didn’t work.


#4

Aim for the goggles, not the eyes.


#5

Was it your spit or your kids spit in their mask? It has to be the spit of the person who is wearing it.

Srsly tho, you need to leave a bit of spit behind. Rinse, spit, rub, quick rinse, wear. That’s how I do it anyway.


#6

With spit, I won’t even rinse it unless I really earned Olympic gold on the action.


#7

Right, leave a bit of it. I dunno, maybe my saliva is fucked from lack of flossing.


#8

Nope.

That said, and as an Englishman, I don’t think it helpful to tell my countrymen that less oral hygiene is a good thing.


#9

Yeah, that’s the joke, from the comments we had on a post about that.


#10

I can’t believe there are posts on the BBS I haven’t read.


#11

If you want to remain a regular, you better keep like 20 tabs open you check constantly.


#12

I’m try’n - I wish there was some sort of meter or somesuch that gave you some indication if you were doing enough to maintain - as opposed to just waking up one day with all your stuff on the lawn…


#13

Also cut down on the chewing tobacco.


#14

There is a snowball joke in here somewhere…


#15

Please leave it there.:stuck_out_tongue:


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#17

I fart in my mask, mostly to prevent someone else using it.


#18

There are actually a lot of reasons why one might be unable to produce sputum, and the reasons not to rely on the spit of others should be obvious.

/Did you know that one potential side effect of dramamine was dry mouth? That’s nearly ironic in this circumstance.


#19

Maybe your kid’s mask has more aggressive film on it than your own mask had on it, so you might need to hit it with something a little abrasive before the spit trick will work?

Lesser hypothesis: kid has a higher skin temp or perspiration rate than you do. Got an IR thermometer?


#20

I sometimes have that problem too.

Sometimes.