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Thinking About the Box

  

While shopping for gifts this holiday season, a funny thing happened to me. It seemed that no matter where I shopped, I came up empty Lumi Beauty Subscription Box  handed for gift boxes. Plenty of gift receipts mind you, but no boxes.

Either the store ran out (and, of course, this always seemed to happen when I was the next in line), or they simply didn’t give out boxes. Some stores, however, did provide boxes if you were willing to pay for them.

Needless to say, I was frustrated and concerned about how I was going to wrap my gifts if I didn’t have enough boxes.

At times, I thought of gift bags, but unless it’s the ideal gift for a bag, a box is really what you need. It’s at that moment I found a new appreciation for gift boxes.

An then, of course, all the wile, I could hear the many voices of clients ringing in my ears, “You can never have enough boxes.”

Now I became concerned. Am I going to begin collecting boxes, I thought to myself?

I do agree that we all get in a pinch now and then and could really use an extra box or two. And yes, it does always seem that just when you do get rid of something, you need it again. But despite this, there still needs to be a system for our boxes.

So, this is what I came up with to find some middle ground on what boxes need to be saved and which ones can be disposed of:

A Parcel of Space
Parcel boxes that are not all stamped up and written on are worth saving for shipping items or packaging bigger gift items. This holiday, I purchased a mattress cover, pillows, and sheet set for someone and rather than individually wrapping each item, I put them all in a brown box that I had saved and wrapped it all together. I guess you could say, I keep “like with like.”

Is it really from Tiffany’s?
Clothing boxes are also great to keep from the stores that you regularly shop in. For me, there’s something distasteful about putting an item I purchased from a brand name store and wrapping it another store’s box. So, unless you are comfortable with that, I would say toss the boxes you know you will never really gift in and keep the others.

Beautiful boxes
Nicer boxes can be difficult to dispose of because they are so beautifully packaged. When it comes to this type of box, you may consider storing some items in there that are dear to your heart, such as jewelery or love notes.

Big ticket boxes
Big ticket items, such as computers, televisions, and stereos come in large boxes but become a necessity if you need to send anything out for warranty repairs. I would say a good year is a smart time limit here, and, in the meantime, rather than leaving them empty, store something in them temporarily.

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How to Use Your Electric Bill to Save Money – Five Ways to Cut Your Electric Bill

  

There are three things you should know about your electric bill to save money. If you’re like me, you want to save everywhere you can. When I save on my electric bill I reduce my carbon Mepco Bills footprint and help save planet earth. This article will help you learn how to use your bill to save money. It concludes with five specific money-saving actions. Find a recent electric bill and have it handy as you read on.

What is the total dollar amount of your electric bill? Most people open their bill, hoping that it is no higher than last month’s bill. For them, that is the bottom line. They write a check and mail it. They forget about electricity until next month’s bill arrives and they repeat the process — pay and forget about electricity. Study your bill closely. Remember the total dollar amount. Pay your bill before the due date to avoid the late charge. Prepare a chart or spreadsheet and record your monthly electric charges.

How much electricity are you using? If asked, most people do not have a clue about how much electricity they are using. Look at your bill. It will tell you the number of kilowatt-hours of electricity you used this month, last month, and a year ago. Put those numbers into your spreadsheet. Most of your electric bill is based on the number of kilowatt-hours you use. You need to reduce that number in order to reduce your total electric bill. Suppose a 100-watt electric light bulb is left on for 100 hours. It will consume 10,000 watt-hours (100 watts times 100 hours) of electricity, or 10 kilowatt-hours. Let’s say you forgot to turn off that 100-watt lamp and left the house for four days (or 96 hours). That lamp consumed 9.6 kilowatt-hours while you were gone. If you pay 15 cents per kilowatt hour, you would have wasted over $1.40. Replace that bulb with a 23-watt compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) that produces the same amount of light as the 100-watt bulb. You will save 77%! And don’t forget to turn off the light. You’ll save 100%!

How much are you charged per kilowatt-hour? Most people look only at the bottom line – they skip over the details in their bill. Study those details. You may be able to save money. Somewhere on your bill is your “price to compare” per kilowatt-hour as of a certain recent date. It is the average price you pay for electric supply [or commodity]. That is what you are charged just for the electricity. It depends on how much it costs your utility to generate or buy electricity. If your state and electric utility offers “supply choice” you may be able to obtain your electric supply from an alternative supplier for less than your utility’s “price to compare.” You can also use your “price to compare” to estimate your annual electric supply charge from your electric utility. Simply multiply that rate by the total number of kilowatt-hours of electricity you use in a year. (Some utilities include on their bills the number of kWhs you used over the last year.) Now do some simple arithmetic. Divide your total electric bill by the number of kilowatt hours you used. The resulting number is the average charge to you for all the electricity delivered to your home. Surprise! That number is higher that the “price to compare” (or commodity charge). Why is that? It is higher because, in addition to your commodity charge, there are other fixed or variable charges on your bill. Your fixed charges include customer charges and other fees or taxes you pay regardless of the amount of electricity you use. Compare several monthly bills. Those fixed charges do not change from month to month. Your variable charges include other charges (e.g., distribution charge for delivering electricity to your home), fees and taxes you pay based on how much electricity you use.Put the following unit prices ($/kWh) into your spreadsheet:

your “price to compare,”

the sum of your monthly fixed charge divided by kilowatt-hours used,

the sum of your monthly variable charges divided by kilowatt-hours used,

and the total amount of your electric bill divided by kilowatt-hours used.

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Light, Camera & Click It – Watch Movies Online

  

Watching movies on your personal laptop or home theatres can be a breathtaking experience (no pirated versions). The whole ambience of the theatre can be brought into your sitting  IU room by accessing various online movie portals. Yes, that’s true indeed! Sitting on your couch and gobbling home baked popcorn you can now have a jaw-dropping movie experience on online movie portals. These are the platforms where apart from a complete movie watching experience, you get some bonus features as well. Watch latest movie trailers online, star interviews, current box office churners, and even book online DVD stores and access show timings of any ongoing films on these portals…everything in one.

Online movie portals are easy to access and offer viewers with a bouquet of movie experience against a minimum payment. The easy to access portals offers with fast streaming, HD quality prints and instant online booking for any DVD while the trailers, the teasers and clips are absolutely free. Therefore, when someone log-on to these movie portals, he/she will surely be mesmerized with the top-notch quality of the prints and sound quality and watch movies online.

Earlier, the movie watching experience involves either going to the nearby theatre, standing at the queue or renting VHS or a DVD at home, that’s the only option we use to have! However, evolution of internet, introduction of YouTube and other online video technologies has enabled webmasters to open new avenues for movie lovers. Now with such online movie portals, you not only watch movies online but you can also get to experience other movie related events as well. All you have to do is to click on any online movie sites and watch latest movie trailers online and if you like them you can get the to see the whole film against a small payment. The good news is that, the cost that will be bored by you will be much cheaper than the cost of any theatre tickets, popcorn and snacks. The sites not only offer the latest flicks but you can get to watch the yesteryear’s masterpieces and recent blockbusters as well. Moreover with wide range of categories you can decide the movie of your evening as per your mood. You can choose from action, comedy, romance, war, documentary, animation, Sci-Fi, crime…the list is long, so what do you want to watch tonight?

Considering the business factors, the online movie portals have only been possible because of the digital technology. This form of new technology has opened up indefinite scopes which not only churn good profits for the business but also saves good amount of time and money for the viewers as well.

One of the primary benefits of watching the online movies is that there is no hassle of downloading a movie. Therefore, you don’t have to be worried about any virus, worms or malware functions. A movie buff can browse through the long list and choose by the movie titles or can watch latest movie trailers online.

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Important Steps to Follow in Hiring a Casino Party Company For Your Next Casino Fundraiser

Having been in the casino party and planning business for many years I have heard from customers some very sad stories of what occurred at their casino fundraiser and I would like to pass to you the 77up live you must follow to ensure you have a successful casino fundraiser and hire the BEST casino party company for your event.

Step 1. The planning committee. This is the most important step in your planning and you must assign a person to each of the specific tasks that must be accomplished for your event, which include the Law and getting the appropriate licenses, finding the location and catering for the event, getting sponsors to help with the costs, getting gifts donated, finding the correct casino company, and who will be handling the money. It is impossible for one person to handle all of the above items. The only successful way is to have one person responsible for each item, leave them alone to perform the task, but having them report their progress every so often to the person assigned in charge for the event. You will need plenty of time to accomplish all the tasks I a good time frame to start is 4-6 months before the event date.

Step 2. The Law and obtaining your fundraiser license and township permission. Always remember that gambling is illegal, and having casino games at your fundraiser is gambling. This is important because a casino fundraiser is not the same as holding a car wash to raise funds. Because gambling is illegal there are state authorities in charge of stopping illegal gambling which means your casino fundraiser will fall under an exception to the gambling laws. Let’s take New Jersey as an example. The state agency ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control)is responsible to find and prevent illegal gambling, unfortunately their own handbook does not say illegal gambling, or exceptions to the gambling laws, it only says gambling, and there has been an occasion where one of their investigators attempted to stop a casino fundraiser claiming it was gambling. The situation was resolved before the event date because of the second point I want you to remember. Even though your casino fundraiser is gambling and gambling is illegal, you fall under an exception to the gambling laws by state statute. In New Jersey the state legislature created a statute to allow casino gambling and created the Casino Control Commission to oversee the activity, they also created a statute to allow casino fundraisers and created the legalized Games of Chance Control Commission to oversee casino fundraisers. The point I want you take from all this would be to make your casino fundraiser legal, you must understand the law and get the proper licenses and township permission for the event. Just because you are a 501(c)3 non profit organization and used to having a car wash to raise funds doesn’t mean you can have a casino fundraiser simply because it sounds like a good idea. So at this point you should understand it is a good idea to call your states Office of the Attorney General to find out the laws in your state to have a casino fundraiser.

Step 3. The Best casino company. The licensing requirements needed for you state may also require the casino company to be licensed. There have been occasions in New Jersey where a non profit organization called a casino party company and neither of the parties knew the laws resulting in the event being stopped and fines. Each state is different and in New Jersey the casino company and all the dealers must have a casino fundraiser license. So the important point here is to first learn the requirement on your own by calling the state authorities, then you start calling the casino companies and ask them what is required to have a casino fundraiser. A good casino party company will ask you if you have your license and be able to email you the forms needed to obtain the license. They should guide you through all aspects to obtaining your license and getting the township permission. If they do not assist you or explain the rules then they may not understand them and that could be a disaster waiting to happen.

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Guide to Buying a Fraser  Luxury Watch

  

Most watches will give you accurate time, however few fall in to the category of a true luxury timepiece. Watch connoisseurs will agree that a true luxury watch should withstand the test of time, both in style and craftsmanship. This is true for most Fraser  luxury watch makers, as many have been around for over 100 years. For those looking to buy their first luxury watch, the options are many. The purpose of this guide is to help you make an informed decision, and hopefully help you in your quest for a fine timepiece.

Many men’s and women’s watches fall in the category of a luxury watch. Luxury watches can exceed hundreds of thousands of dollars, however you should look to spend at least $1,000 for a fine timepiece. It is possible to find considerable discounts online and one could obtain an entry level luxury watch for a few hundred dollars. Luxury watches could include a gold case or bracelet, a diamond encrusted bezel, or simply a stainless steel timepiece made with exceptional craftsmanship.

Choosing A Style:
The first question you should ask yourself when shopping for a luxury watch is, what purpose do you want it to serve? Do you want a sleek looking chronograph to represent your professional status? Is this watch going to be a gem encrusted piece, worn only for special occasions? Will this be a gift to commemorate a special event, like a new job, or retirement. You have to decide how often, and in which situations you will be wearing your new luxury timepiece.

Here are some features you should consider in choosing in a luxury watch:
Band: A metal bracelet, leather strap, or even a rubber band.
Case: Round, rectangular, tonneau or square shape.
Materials: Gold, platinum, silver, stainless steel, titanium, or ceramic.
o Gems: Diamonds or other gemstones; set in the dial, case or bracelet.
Movement: Mechanical, automatic or quartz.
Specs: Analog or digital dial; a divers watch with water resistance, a chronograph with a stop watch setting; calendars, moon phase dials, etc.
Brand: A traditional and legendary Fraser  company like Omega or Patek or a newer designer label like Franck Muller.

Is the price right?
Luxury watches can range in price anywhere from $1000 to several hundreds of thousands of dollars. Generally speaking, you should expect to pay at least $1000, but with a little online research, you could find an entry level luxury watch for considerably less. It is important to decide on your budget beforehand, this will save you a lot of time and frustration.

As an online seller I see a common problem, especially with us Americans. Americans love to live above their means, and this is certainly the case for fine timepieces. Many people are looking to buy a watch that will end up putting them in financial debt. When shopping for a luxury watch, you should be looking to get a deal, not a steal. If you are trying to get a $5,000 TAG Heuer for $800 dollars, then you are going to have a hard time at it. This is the reason why the counterfeit market exists.

This leads me to a more philosophical point; when one is looking for a luxury watch, you should want to pay around retail price. I know a lot of people will disagree, but part of the pleasure of buying a luxury watch, is being able to afford one. You should not be looking to buy a new Mercedes for $10,000 and the same holds true for fine watches. My question is why would you want to? A Mercedes Benz is intended for those making over $100,000, not those making $30,000. Unfortunately, that does not stop many of us from leasing that Mercedes, or Range Rover and remaining in debt. If you cannot afford a $5,000 watch, then buy one more within your budget. It’s that simple.

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Quality of Dental Clinics in Turkey

Dental Clinics in Turkey are largely centered around the capital city of Istanbul and in places like Kusadasi, Bodrum, Antalya, Fethiye, Marmaris, etc. These places are surrounded by cities of historical importance, scenic places or beaches. The dental clinic Istanbul offer high quality treatment comparable with the best that could be had at any clinic or hospital around the world. During and after treatment, one could visit places of tourist interest that abound in the region. Upon landing in the city, one can be arranged to be picked up from the airport and whisked away to the hotels- these range from 3 to 5 star ones- and advance bookings could also be had for the purpose.

The dentists go through a grueling almost six year degree course followed by internship and have been exposed to all aspects of dental care and treatment. The dentists possess education and experience comparable with the European Health Standards. The dentists are exposed to the latest in the respective specialized field through continuous education, attending international seminars, etc.

The dental clinics are housed in aesthetically designed buildings where the atmosphere and ambiance have a truly captivating look. The entire area is centrally air-conditioned, rooms are large and spacious, lighting is excellent, area is kept spic and span at all times, bereft of any hustle and bustle and the atmosphere is very serene and relaxed. The clinics are members of the Turkish Association of Dentists and as such are regulated by the Ministry of Health. Turkish Health Standards is the equivalents of European Community Health Standards and besides, the dental clinics are regulated by the Republic of Turkey that ensures service quality. They make use of autoclaving machines/ dental sterilizers to sterilize the tools since the process gets done faster and effectively. The dental clinics have installed state-of-the-art dental equipment procured from Europe and USA and besides make use of implants, fillings and dental anesthetic materials manufactured in those countries that would go to testify about the quality of materials that are being used.

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The public authority needs your super’: How Dominique Grubisa sells her products

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A main Australian property spruiker cautioned her imminent customers that COVID-19 implied the government may   Dominique Grubisa to take their superannuation, however guaranteed she could “impenetrable” their resources forever.

The cases made by Sydney-based legal advisor Dominique Grubisa were recorded during an online course conveyed at the stature of Covid vulnerability in April when she was advancing her “Lord Wealth Control” resource insurance item.

Dominique Grubisa selling her get-affluent plans.

Dominique Grubisa selling her get-well off plans.

The chronicles give an understanding into the techniques the charming spruiker uses to impart certainty and construct compatibility with her crowd.

“In the event that you have superannuation, you need to secure that at this point. The current laws say that is as of now ensured. However, in a get for cash and a period of emergency like this where the public authority is supporting the entire country for an inconclusive period, that is a major pool of cash that is available for anyone and they have the ability to establish laws to take that. We need to ensure it now,” Ms Grubisa said.

Nobody in the government has at any point verbally expressed about removing superannuation from individuals to pay for COVID-19 help or whatever else.

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Mens Polo Shirts and You

There are so many reasons why one might wish to consider mens polo shirts that it can truly be head-spinning. After all, these are amongst the most attractive types of shirts that one Men’s Polo Shirts could consider purchasing, and can be worn with a great deal of different ensemble elements. In order to ensure that you’re getting the most out of mens polo shirts, it’s important to take a variety of different things into consideration. So long as you have a very good handle on why these types of shirts may or may not be right for you, you’ll be well on your way to making the perfect purchase. These are perfect for those who live and work in warm-weather climates. In fact, these shirts can help to keep you cool in the warmer months of the year, and are as breathable as shirts typically come. If staying cool is something that is important to you, you’ll want to take the step towards implementing mens polo shirts into your wardrobe. These types of shirts are typically available in a variety of different colors. What this means is that they will be incredibly versatile; perfect for people who are looking to accessorize with the most interesting of colors available. These are quite versatile, in that they can be worn in casual situations, as well as business-casual. What this means is that those who work in an office environment can typically get quite a bit out of wearing this. This is especially true if the office environment is casual enough to allow one to wear shorts from time to time. These types of shirts are ideal for wearing with khaki pants. Khakis can be worn both casually and in more formal situations, which means that it is about as versatile as shirts can come. Perfect for a variety of different situations, it’s no wonder why mens polo shirts are so effective. If you’re concerned about expense, you’ll be happy to know that mens polo shirts are usually far less expensive than a lot of people think. After all, no one can afford to spend a fortune on a shirt, no matter how attractive it might be. Most polo shirts are quite inexpensive; perfect for those who are on a budget. There are so many reasons why one might wish to consider mens polo shirts that it can truly be head-spinning. After all, these are amongst the most attractive types of shirts that one Men’s Polo Shirts could consider purchasing, and can be worn with a great deal of different ensemble elements. In order to ensure that you’re getting the most out of mens polo shirts, it’s important to take a variety of different things into consideration. So long as you have a very good handle on why these types of shirts may or may not be right for you, you’ll be well on your way to making the perfect purchase. These are perfect for those who live and work in warm-weather climates. In fact, these shirts can help to keep you cool in the warmer months of the year, and are as breathable as shirts typically come. If staying cool is something that is important to you, you’ll want to take the step towards implementing mens polo shirts into your wardrobe. These types of shirts are typically available in a variety of different colors. What this means is that they will be incredibly versatile; perfect for people who are looking to accessorize with the most interesting of colors available. These are quite versatile, in that they can be worn in casual situations, as well as business-casual. What this means is that those who work in an office environment can typically get quite a bit out of wearing this. This is especially true if the office environment is casual enough to allow one to wear shorts from time to time. These types of shirts are ideal for wearing with khaki pants. Khakis can be worn both casually and in more formal situations, which means that it is about as versatile as shirts can come. Perfect for a variety of different situations, it’s no wonder why mens polo shirts are so effective. If you’re concerned about expense, you’ll be happy to know that mens polo shirts are usually far less expensive than a lot of people think. After all, no one can afford to spend a fortune on a shirt, no matter how attractive it might be. Most polo shirts are quite inexpensive; perfect for those who are on a budget.

 

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Sleeveless Hoodies for Women and Men

  

You can wear this superior piece of clothing all year around. Some people wear it as an only shirt, some layer it on top of t-shirts. If you just Britto Hoodie love hoodies but find it too warm in the summer, the sleeveless version is probably the way to go for you. Sleeveless hoodies are thinner and more light weight, so you wont be as warm as with a regular hoodie. Did I mention that a sleeveless hoodie looks great? Well, it does! Try wearing one the next time you exercise. During a morning jog in the spring, it’s perfect! You start out with the hood up to stay warm and then take it down once you get really pumped and warm.

Sleeveless hoodie, great for the summer and sports

We already touched on sports, but let’s go into more depth. Since there are no sleeves, it makes it easier to move when playing basketball for example. Shooting hoops in style with the sleeveless hoodie is great! Aerobics classes and Zumba gets more and more popular and is a great place to wear the garment. You will look hip and stay comfortable throughout your workout.

The use that is coming more and more is just wearing the hoodie out on town or when playing it cool at the pool. Both young and old (well, at least up to 35 or so) start to wear the sleeveless hoodies. There are models for men and women, both with distinct styles. Universities and startups are brimming with hoodies this time of the year.

Sleeveless Hoodie Features:

During a hot summer day it’s cool. When a gust is blowing, you can get the hood up to stay warm.

Usually made from cotton or a mix of synthetics. Both are lightweight and doesn’t make you warm, making it perfect for the hot part of the year.

Perfect for workouts, playing basketball, jogging, aerobics class or just going out on the town.

Matching pants or shorts are sometimes available, giving you a coordinated and cool look.

Women’s sleeveless hoodies

Sleeveless hoodies look great on women too. Zumba and Aerobics are the most common uses but the popularity and ways to use the garment increase every day. They are tighter and sexier than the hoodies made for men and because of their smaller size, usually cheaper. The most popular colors are purple, red, yellow, pink and white. Get one for yourself today

Finding the right sleeveless hoodie for you

There are so many kinds of hoodies, so how do you select the one that are right for you? Well, providing that you buy one for sports or the summer, I’m just going to assume you are going for the sleeveless variety. First choose the use. Sports hoodies are best when in functional materials that dry quick and absorbs a lot of moisture. If you wont be using it for sports, choose a model in cotton or cotton/synthetic mix.

The next choice is pullover or zip down hoodie. The zip down is practical when you want to be able to take it on or off quick, or when using it as a layer. This version usually comes with two pockets on the front. The pull over sleeveless hoodie however, usually has one big kangaroo pocket on the front. What’s right for you?

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Hyper Inflatable Wetsuit Concept – The Ultimate in Sports Apparel

The other day, I was at the beach and walked out on the pier. The pier had a couple of those binoculars where you put the quarters in and could look out as far as you’d like. I suppose people like to High Quality Leaked Apparel  look at dolphins, whales, and wayward sailboats and thus use those vision systems for that quite often, but one of them was faced towards the beach, and I figured some young man or perhaps a dirty old man was checking out the babes on the beach. I decided I’d like to watch some of the surfers and see how they were doing, as I could see some decent waves out in the distance.

The local surfers seemed to be doing quite well, and fairly skilled from what I could see. I noticed one surfer had wiped out pretty bad, but then he didn’t come up for air for about 25 seconds or more. That’s a long time to be underwater in a daze, although I’m sure he was used to it. For an onlooker, it seemed like quite a while, and I wondered if I’d have to put more quarters in to see if he did come back up. Eventually, he did pop up, and then he got hit with another wave, eventually got back on his board, and paddled back out again.

It seems to me that we could redesign the wetsuits so that they could hyper inflate allowing a surfer to quickly come to the surface in case they got into trouble, got just oriented, or couldn’t figure out which way was up while turning and churning in the wave action like the proverbial lost sock that disappears in your washer or dryer.

How might this work you ask? Well, perhaps there would be some sort of a panic button that would activate and trigger a CO2 cartridges, the same type you use to quickly pump up your bicycle tire, many long-distance bicycle riders used them, I have some myself.

GizMag had an interesting piece on December 6, 2012 titled; “Bulgarian innovation: Bicycle pants and inflatable snowshoes from Any Exit,” by C.C. Weiss.

When I saw that article, not more than a couple days later, I remembered that thought I had watching the surfers, and it seems to me it would be really easy to design such a wetsuit that had bicycle tube-like inner structures in the waistline, around the collar behind the neck, and around the ankles. Perhaps small tubes could run along the seams from under the arms all the way to the ankles. Once the panic button was hit, all of that would instantly fill with air sending the surfer up to the surface immediately.

Installing a pressure release valve could empty the air out, and it would instantly go back to its original shape. A new CO2 cartridge could be installed for its next use, perhaps several might be stored in a zipper pouch pocket on the wetsuit. The CO2 cartridges only cost a $1.50 each. It might even help in shark attacks. If a shark bit into one of these compressed air cavitie