ArmaSkin News October 2020
Posted by Ian Bridger on ArmaSkin News October 2020

Bubble relief from Isolation! As reported last month Victoria was battling back from a recent Covid spike.  Happily the daily new case rate is back under 5 and hit zero for the first time in over 3 months. So now the outlook is very likely that Victoria can join its neighbouring states and New Zealand in freedom of movement bubbles in the lead up to Christmas.  So the proof is there that Covid can be contained provided that we all respect the guidance provided by medical authorities and stay the course no matter how inconvenient. The simple rules for us being; good...

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Masks: a painless "inoculation?"
Posted by Ian Bridger on Masks: a painless "inoculation?"

Could face masks be a painless "inoculation"? The difficult reality of developing a vaccine for Covid is becoming more evident as trials by Oxford-AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson have been halted.  Even though there are tens of other trials in play, achieving a persuasive and safe outcome, let alone establishing manufacture and distribution, must still be many months away. Noting of course that this is not medical advice it interests us that the evidence is mounting that masks may be performing an equivalent function to a vaccine. This theory is based on the concept that masks while limiting exposure to the virus...

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ArmaSkin News September 2020
Posted by Ian Bridger on ArmaSkin News September 2020

   On the Heysen Trail with Brittany Brittany has now been on South Australia's Heysen Trail since August 16.   The Trail normally takes about 60 days to complete. The Trail is named after Sir Hans Heysen OBE (8 October 1877 – 2 July 1968) a German-born Australian artist. He became a household name for his watercolours of monumental Australian gum trees. Heysen also produced images of men and animals toiling in the Australian bush, as well as groundbreaking depictions of arid landscapes in the Flinders Ranges.  The 1200km Trail, is a multi-grade one-way hike that provides something for every walker,...

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Get ready for your first 10km hike.
Posted by Ian Bridger on Get ready for your first 10km hike.

With many people taking to the streets for vital fresh air and exercise we thought it useful to source some advice for those who may be considering expanding this activity (whenever lockdowns ease) into some serious hiking. So ArmaSkin invited John Feeney, the owner and main guide of The Hiking Society to provide some advice for new hikers.   If you’ve only ever been a casual walker where your typical trail has been around your local streets & reserves, the step up to a 10km hike might seem a little daunting. And that feeling would be completely normal too. But the good news is that...

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ArmaSkin News August 2020
Posted by Ian Bridger on ArmaSkin News August 2020

Future directions As well as being just cute, the above image provokes thoughts on many levels. After the isolation of the Covid situation passes and as the grip of climate change becomes tighter what lies ahead?The time horizon when things might return to "normal" is definitely quite a long way away.How that future will be handled by the currently active generations as well as handed across to those who right now are just wide eyed girls and boys wondering about the marvels of life will be a stark new chapter in human history.This sunrise scene came to us from Bernadette.  ...

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Top 4 reasons ArmaSkin Liner socks are best for preventing blisters
Posted by Ian Bridger on Top 4 reasons ArmaSkin Liner socks are best for preventing blisters

For centuries, plenty of remedies for blisters have been tried but as evidenced by the high number of options including double layer socks, blister prevention concoctions, tapes, low friction pads, lubricants etc however, no single solution has taken hold. Maybe the human condition and environmental conditions being so varied means no single solution will ever be identified for everyone. But that could very well be changing with the unique design of the ArmaSkin anti blister sock. The most common response to blisters by hikers and runners has been to use, sadly often as first aid, tape on their feet. "Tape" can be in the form of...

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