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    Staying Safe

    I have a bit of necessary travel coming up, and I have found that the DOP makes a great Pandemic Pouch. Everything in one place, and it lays in my CB nice and flat.
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    Oh, very nice! Is that the small or the medium DOP?
    I have a bunch of great bags. Favorite color combos include Aubergine/Island, Navy/Solar, Forest/UV, Original Halcyon/Wasabi, Cloud/Viridian... and now also Seapine/UV!

    I've fulfilled my dream of palindromic-colored nested bags! Navy/Ultraviolet Pilot with Aubergine/Island Side Effect inside: blue purple purple blue. Forest/UV A45 with Aubergine/Wasabi Co-Pilot inside: green purple purple green.

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    Medium, so there is room to spare.

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    Thanks for the idea. I set up my small DOP with mask, gloves, hand sanitizer and a couple wipes in a zip bag. Mask by itself in the front and everything else in the back section. It fits perfectly in my everyday cubelet.

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    This is a great idea! thanks for sharing this. I have a quick question though and this could be for any organiser pouch really but when storing a mask in it, is it sufficient to wipe it later with an alcoholic wipe?

    How are people cleaning the pouches which you're keeping your masks in? Or am I the only one being paranoid about that?!
    I started to use a mini ghost whale organizer pouch to store mine and a small clear organiser pouch.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TorontoSS View Post
    I have a quick question though and this could be for any organiser pouch really but when storing a mask in it, is it sufficient to wipe it later with an alcoholic wipe?

    How are people cleaning the pouches which you're keeping your masks in? Or am I the only one being paranoid about that?!
    I started to use a mini ghost whale organizer pouch to store mine and a small clear organiser pouch.

    Thanks!
    Hi @TorontoSS ,

    I don't think that you're the only one wondering how to store masks and how to clean the repository they are stored in. Regarding TB Pouches and Bags there is this blogpost on "How To Clean — and Disinfect — Your TOM BIHN Bag" where you'll find some useful information that might answer your question. As far as I know (and as it is mentioned in the blogpost) it is very important that the alcoholic solution you use has a minimum concentration of 70% alcohol. Furthermore, it seems that wiping, i.e. mechanical cleaning is more effective or even critical compared to using a spray and let it dry afterwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bartleby View Post
    Hi @TorontoSS ,

    I don't think that you're the only one wondering how to store masks and how to clean the repository they are stored in. Regarding TB Pouches and Bags there is this blogpost on "How To Clean — and Disinfect — Your TOM BIHN Bag" where you'll find some useful information that might answer your question. As far as I know (and as it is mentioned in the blogpost) it is very important that the alcoholic solution you use has a minimum concentration of 70% alcohol. Furthermore, it seems that wiping, i.e. mechanical cleaning is more effective or even critical compared to using a spray and let it dry afterwards.
    That's super helpful - thanks. Actually I had seen this blog post. It makes perfect sense. I didn't know that actual wiping is better than just spraying. I do have alcoholic wipes which I've been using and they have a good amount of alcohol. Apparently too much (such as 99%) isn't good either because the alcohol evaporates too quickly. Too little doesn't clean. 70% is a sweet spot.

    Thank you so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TorontoSS View Post
    That's super helpful - thanks. Actually I had seen this blog post. It makes perfect sense. I didn't know that actual wiping is better than just spraying. I do have alcoholic wipes which I've been using and they have a good amount of alcohol. Apparently too much (such as 99%) isn't good either because the alcohol evaporates too quickly. Too little doesn't clean. 70% is a sweet spot.

    Thank you so much!
    You could try carrying Alcohol Prep Pads, if you find them in stock. These are the small wipes that are usually used to clean off your skin just before you receive an injection, or before your blood is drawn. They’re usually 70% isopropyl alcohol, and are a convenient size to wipe down a Super-Mini or Mini Ghost Whale Organizer Pouch, if you’re using one of these to carry your masks. They had some of these in my pharmacy just recently:
    https://www.cvs.com/shop/cvs-health-...-prodid-297584

    HTH

    moriond

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    Quote Originally Posted by moriond View Post
    You could try carrying Alcohol Prep Pads, if you find them in stock. These are the small wipes that are usually used to clean off your skin just before you receive an injection, or before your blood is drawn. They’re usually 70% isopropyl alcohol, and are a convenient size to wipe down a Super-Mini or Mini Ghost Whale Organizer Pouch, if you’re using one of these to carry your masks. They had some of these in my pharmacy just recently:
    https://www.cvs.com/shop/cvs-health-...-prodid-297584

    HTH

    moriond
    Thanks moriond, that’s super helpful. I actually have a bunch of those. Lying around the house (I went through some ivf rounds). So I can just use those, thanks!

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