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Old 02-04-2013, 08:48 PM   #21
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Yeah, they died earlier because they did not wear rubber gloves and wash their hands when emptying their blackwater tanks. Plus they were nail biters back then.....
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:53 PM   #22
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Might I remind folks that mankind has walked the earth for thousands of years without sanitized gloves, hand sanitizer and so on and we are still here. While handling human waste should be done with care using gloves and so forth, the reality is getting a little on your skin and washing it off after one is finished should be fine. I am not discounting being sanitary here, but sometimes we forget it was not long ago when we existed without such niceties and for the most part we survived.
I agree 100%. Been washing our hands long before the disposable gloves,etc. were available. If the hoses and connections are good, there should be no trace of human waste on the outside. If the hoses or connections leak, they should be trashed and replaced. Might be wrong, but have never seen anyone use gloves when the finish putting the stuff in the black tank. Just washing their hands seems to be adequate.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:59 PM   #23
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I have to chuckle a bit at people who are so deathly afraid to get a little poo on their hands. Obviously, there aren't too many ranchers on this site.
I just rinse my hands off and use one of those anti-bacterial cloths to finish the job.
I think this phobia with "germs" is one of the reasons so many kids have alergies and asthma and such, as they are not exposed to enough "dirt" early on, and they grow up weak and sickly.
Farm kids are healthy and strong as oxen.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:12 PM   #24
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Coliform Bacteria Fact Sheet - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Well, I for one would not want my vacation ruined by a case of the Trots that could have been prevented. Yes, it most likely won't kill you; but you might find yourself wishing you were dead.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:12 PM   #25
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I wonder what people do today when they change their kids diapers. When my little one was little, we didn't wear gloves to change diapers, just made sure to wash up after with soap and water. We both survived!

Do you wear gloves when you take a bowel movement and then wipe? I don't. Just easy up after with soap and water.

I was raised on a farm also and never worried about a little poo either. That was what soap and water were for.

By the way, as far as the previous generations dying young, in my wife's family and mine, the previous generations, that didn't use gloves just good old soap (not even antibacterial soap) and water, managed to live into their late '80s and '90s.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:13 PM   #26
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The bottom line is bacterial infections, auto immune disorder and hepatitis does nothing but make you poor and doctors richer. Also everyday in the hospital is 1 less day we are out campin.. So I believe just plain ole common sense rules this thread...
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:31 PM   #27
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The bottom line is bacterial infections, auto immune disorder and hepatitis
I try to not let people with such diseases poop in my camper!
Auto immune disorder?
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:58 AM   #28
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taking the gloves off

Here's a procedure for taking the rubber - or vinyl - gloves off without contaminating anything else: Use one gloved hand to grasp the opposite glove with thumb and forefinger near the base of the other glove's thumb. Use the pinching fingers to pull off the glove and then wad it up in the fist of the still-gloved hand. Then use your now un-gloved hand to grasp the remaining glove at its very top and pull it down, leaving the first glove inside. Then properly discard the whole package. Sounds complicated, but it's really not.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:16 AM   #29
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Do you guys mean to tell me there's actually a hose you can hook up to that hole in the side of the RV where the...stuff...runs out?!?

Now I know what the campground owner was yelling about...(face palm)

(it was never an issue boondocking...)
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Here's a procedure for taking the rubber - or vinyl - gloves off without contaminating anything else: Use one gloved hand to grasp the opposite glove with thumb and forefinger near the base of the other glove's thumb. Use the pinching fingers to pull off the glove and then wad it up in the fist of the still-gloved hand. Then use your now un-gloved hand to grasp the remaining glove at its very top and pull it down, leaving the first glove inside. Then properly discard the whole package. Sounds complicated, but it's really not.
That's essentially how the Red Cross taught us during first aid and CPR classes for glove removal. About the only thing different is:

"Then use your now un-gloved hand to grasp the remaining glove from the inside at its very top and pull it down, leaving the first glove inside."

That way, you never touch the outside of a glove with a bare hand.
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