|The air was so sweet ... it seemed to come in soft bandanas ...|
|Jack Kerouac, "On the Road"|
|We have for you a big blaze-orange bandana with a computer-produced pattern on it. It is no 14 x 14-inch hankie but a neckerchief-sized thing for the outdoors person. It only costs $x.xx. It can be used for everything a bandana has ever been used for, but this one can be used ...||
Use it to apply WD-40 (Imagine your company's information like that which follows about WD-40 in this table.)
The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a water displacement compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40.
The Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect their Atlas missile parts. The workers were so pleased with the product they began smuggling (also known as shrinkage or stealing) it out to use at home. The executives decided there might be a consumer market for it and put it in aerosol cans. The rest is history.
It is a carefully guarded recipe known only to four people. One of them is the brewmaster. There are about 2.5 million gallons of the stuff manufactured each year. It gets its distinctive smell from a fragrance that is added to the brew. Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.
Here are some of the uses:
The Big Bandana
More Uses Than You can Imagine
Wear it with Rural Pride
Sophisticated Modern Work
for People, Communities, and Natural Resources
|Inside (the back of these 2 pages) include a partial list of uses - directions to Rural System - safety comments - address for habitat analysis or other aids - also date and number|
We've selected materials and colors to be both cheerful as well as practical.The Big Bandana is a symbol of working men and women and cheerful, playing, healthy children in the outdoors. It's the right size, not too small or large. It will be very soft very soon. Keep it clean and treat it gently (like all natural resources) and it will serve you and others well.
Thanks for choosing it.
We hope you'll share with us and other buyers your experiences and tales about your use of and importance of your Big Bandana. We have related computer programs for those of you who use it for evaluating faunal habitat.
We have ideas for its use...a growing list ...and we welcome suggestions in our contest.
Wear and display it with pride; it will help Rural System develop to improve the regional, national, and world rural system.
Enjoy WWW.RuralSystem.com and your Big Bandana.
RS symbol at right (white or black) showing in center so it will show on forehead if bandana is used as a head band
each with a small unique number
checker-board squares in center
1 foot measure printed on a side
1/5 meter measure printed on a side
Perhaps you will share ideas with me about some of the topic(s) above .
Robert H. Giles, Jr.
July 26, 2005