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Zinc oxide tape

#1
My SQMS is having difficulty getting hold of zinc oxide tape through the correct channels. I'm competing in the Marathon des Sables (150 miles across the Sahara in 6 days) in 2 weeks time and after a few training runs with civvy tape on my feet it doesn't seem as strong as the issue stuff. Does anyone out there have a roll or two going spare? I'm raising money for the ABF and I'll chuck a few extra quid their way if anyone's able to help me out. Many thanks.
 
#3
Thanks for the suggeestion, I've tried a few civvy tapes but they all seem to rub, crease or peel off with sweat. I know the issue stuff works, I just can't get hold of it at the moment!
 
#5
TBD you are not listening to the man! If the SQMS doesnt have any try your nearest military medical centre. Just dont speak to tyhe civvy receptionist, ask to speak to one of the Army medics.
 
#13
A very quick update, I completed the MdS and the Strappal tape was excellent. The temperature got up to 54 degrees but Compeed and the tape managed to keep most of the blisters at bay. All in all an amazing event, but it'll be a few years before I consider doing it again.
 
#17
Thanks. I didn't organise any fundraising events, it was mostly from friends, family and a few ARRSErs. I should say a big thank you to them as well. If anyone else out there is thinking of doing the event feel free to ask me about kit/food/prep etc.
 

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