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_VT_
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

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Location: el paso, tx, USA

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Posted:I got burned on my leg tonight! some how i got fuel on my sock so when i lit up and started spinning (mind you it was a public performance too!) my sock caught on fire and i couldn't put it out fast enough. I am now the proud owner of a very painful and large blister just above my left ankle. redface

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Medusa
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Posted:Ahhhh...the memories...the of the first bad burn....*sigh*

ubblol I remember mine like it was only yesterday!

Was at a party twirling fire and left my equipment for two minutes to go wash my hands and so the equipment could cool down...came out and some brats had got all my equipment and lit them all without and fuel....when I came at the brats most of them dropped my equipment and ran (I never thought I was that scary but apparently I am when I am pissed off) this one brat threw my poi at me...it wrapped nicely around my wrist and tangled. Nasty nasty couldn't get it off quick enough.

Hurt a hell of a lot so I sympathise...

Run lots of cold water over it.

Don't pop the blister!!!!


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_VT_
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

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Location: el paso, tx, USA

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Posted:it popped when i tried to put my sock out! also while trying to put my sock out i managed to ding myself in the head and singe my hair yet again!

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
-Albert Einstein-

Peanut butter... It fills the cracks of the soul! -Paul Blart-

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Medusa
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Medusa

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Posted:Poor thing.

Soak it in warm salt water then if it is popped....also I suggest betadine and covering it up with a bandaid or bandage of some form.

Though make sure the bandage isn't going to stick to the wound.


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Kit


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Location: middle of Troon

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Posted:manticores BRANDED himself on purpose..... foooooooooool

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

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Posted:First Aid For Burns

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Mags The Jedi
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Posted:Sweet. Cheers Dr M, hope i never need to use it. Only ever singed myself. Which is quite bizarre given the amount of times I've tangled around my arms and legs doing silly wraps.

devil


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Doc Lightning
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Posted:Mags, print it out and keep it with your fire gear. I didn't write it just for show! It's there so people will use it! biggrin

-Mike )'(
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_VT_
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

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Location: el paso, tx, USA

Total posts: 1173
Posted:wooo! now i'm all bandaged up and no where to go! tongue

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
-Albert Einstein-

Peanut butter... It fills the cracks of the soul! -Paul Blart-

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NYC


NYC

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Location: NYC, NY, USA

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Posted:Ouch! I've never gotten a serious burn (Knock on wood.)

What the heck fuel were you using?

I use lamp oil and wrap my socks all the time without any problem. Hrmm...


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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_VT_
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

Your Face!
Location: el paso, tx, USA

Total posts: 1173
Posted:I use white gas. it wasn't a wrap i was doing. I was doing some realy slow spinning and the lit poi grazed my sock. the only thing i can figure is right before i went to spin off i must have grazed my sock with the freshley soaked poi.

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
-Albert Einstein-

Peanut butter... It fills the cracks of the soul! -Paul Blart-

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OrangeBobo
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Posted:Awww hug darl! Heal fast, gotta get training soon, right?

smile

~ Bobo


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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

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Posted:yuckies. hugs and get better soon. i remember my first (and only so far *knocks on head, er i mean wood*) burn...not fun



and ya, i print out a number of the articles here to keep with me for burns. kept a few copies of the fire breathing one in a couple of different places so i'd always have it


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