Those were the first words my friend K spoke as he pulled up to the dock yesterday. I assured him it was Poligrip. Matter of fact I mentioned it a couple more times before we even got off the dock, just to make sure...
Because it's a pretty good gauge of temperature for those without a thermometer, or those who can't read one, a tube of Poligrip is pretty handy to have around.
As the temperature gets colder the Poligrip becomes more difficult to squeeze out. For instance, on a cold winter morning at camp it takes two hands and considerable muscle to squeeze out, so I know a fire in the stove is top priority.
At this time of year if a one-handed squeeze is a chore, but it's not quite cold enough for two hands, I know it's a good day for the hot tub.
In all cases, I'm now in the habit at camp of putting the tube of Poligrip in my pocket when I get up, and when I need it a few minutes later it's warmed up and ready to flow like the little blob in a lava lamp.
If you come to visit, and wonder how happy I am to see you, you could just take a look to see if smoke is rising from the hot tub chimney before you ask.