GiGi

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Cemetery Kit
1. pen, paper, graph paper, clipboard
2. cell phone and camera with neck straps
3. tablet (can be used to video tape)
4. extra batteries/power bank
5. memory card
6. tripod
7. mobile hot spot
8. aluminum foil
9. firm foam roller/sponge (bring out letters)
10. masking tape
11. Snacks & drinking water
12. extra clothes (flannel long sleeve shirt)
13. change of shoes and fresh socks
14. sweatshirt/jacket
15. rain poncho/umbrella
16. wide brim hat with chin string
17: bandanna/dust mask
18: first aid kit
19: mace/whistle
20: sunglasses/sunscreen/mosquito netting
21: gardening gloves/disposable gloves
22: insect repellent, anti-itch product
23: cuticle stick/old toothbrush (for letters)
24: reflector (auto window shade)
25: black light/flashlight
26: whisk broom
27: folding stool
28: safety glasses
29: gardeners knee pad
30: trash bags
31: small spray bottle of water
32: cloths/small brushes
33: tissues/paper towels
34: twine or bungee cords
35: wooden or plastic scraper or
36. a piece of Styrofoam (to remove lichen)
37: unbreakable mirror (2 x 2 mirror tile)
38: bucket (possibly collapsible)
39: hand sanitizer/soap/wet wipes, Magic Eraser
40: jugs of water
41: Orvus Soap (use one T to one gallon of water) Prewet stone with plain water first. (see * below)
42: large scoop
43: pry bar
44. sharp knife for cutting sod around stone
45: small gardening tools: shovel/trowel hand held hoe/small utility folding saw
46. scissors/clippers to trim grass or branch
47. walking stick
48. binoculars
49. fanny pack
50. duffle bag or wheeled bag

* Orvus is a wetting agent, not a soap. This is good because it just "makes water wetter" and doesn't leave residue on the piece. Residues attract dirt.

What Orvus does is make water wetter. Whereas regular water drops bead up on a plate, Orvus-water drops lie flat in a very thin sheet. This means an Orvus-water mixture gets into the fibers of the fabric easily and float crud out, where straight water just makes beads on the fabric and doesn't do much in the way of cleaning.

In mixtures with cement, sand, and water, the Orvus makes the water wet the cement and sand better, so the mixture flattens out and flows.

Most soaps also have molecules in them that attach to oils. Detergents mostly work this way but also have other ingredients - - to whiten, brighten, keep dirt from redepositing, enzymes to break up organic soils, and the like. The added ingredients make these products hard to rinse out.

Information from environmental chemist Kay Hahn

Cemetery Kit
1. pen, paper, graph paper, clipboard
2. cell phone and camera with neck straps
3. tablet (can be used to video tape)
4. extra batteries/power bank
5. memory card
6. tripod
7. mobile hot spot
8. aluminum foil
9. firm foam roller/sponge (bring out letters)
10. masking tape
11. Snacks & drinking water
12. extra clothes (flannel long sleeve shirt)
13. change of shoes and fresh socks
14. sweatshirt/jacket
15. rain poncho/umbrella
16. wide brim hat with chin string
17: bandanna/dust mask
18: first aid kit
19: mace/whistle
20: sunglasses/sunscreen/mosquito netting
21: gardening gloves/disposable gloves
22: insect repellent, anti-itch product
23: cuticle stick/old toothbrush (for letters)
24: reflector (auto window shade)
25: black light/flashlight
26: whisk broom
27: folding stool
28: safety glasses
29: gardeners knee pad
30: trash bags
31: small spray bottle of water
32: cloths/small brushes
33: tissues/paper towels
34: twine or bungee cords
35: wooden or plastic scraper or
36. a piece of Styrofoam (to remove lichen)
37: unbreakable mirror (2 x 2 mirror tile)
38: bucket (possibly collapsible)
39: hand sanitizer/soap/wet wipes, Magic Eraser
40: jugs of water
41: Orvus Soap (use one T to one gallon of water) Prewet stone with plain water first. (see * below)
42: large scoop
43: pry bar
44. sharp knife for cutting sod around stone
45: small gardening tools: shovel/trowel hand held hoe/small utility folding saw
46. scissors/clippers to trim grass or branch
47. walking stick
48. binoculars
49. fanny pack
50. duffle bag or wheeled bag

* Orvus is a wetting agent, not a soap. This is good because it just "makes water wetter" and doesn't leave residue on the piece. Residues attract dirt.

What Orvus does is make water wetter. Whereas regular water drops bead up on a plate, Orvus-water drops lie flat in a very thin sheet. This means an Orvus-water mixture gets into the fibers of the fabric easily and float crud out, where straight water just makes beads on the fabric and doesn't do much in the way of cleaning.

In mixtures with cement, sand, and water, the Orvus makes the water wet the cement and sand better, so the mixture flattens out and flows.

Most soaps also have molecules in them that attach to oils. Detergents mostly work this way but also have other ingredients - - to whiten, brighten, keep dirt from redepositing, enzymes to break up organic soils, and the like. The added ingredients make these products hard to rinse out.

Information from environmental chemist Kay Hahn

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