I, for one, am not surprised at the recommendation of Bag Balm, either. The stuff was invented back in the day when nobody cared what was in it. I suspect the ingredients are more closely guarded than the recipe for Coca-Cola and it seems to have more proven uses than aspirin.
If you have not heard of this wonderful balm, in the little green tin, your life is one of deprivation. Even if you are not a cow, but merely a male, forced to work in hot, sweaty conditions where chafe, and you know where I mean chafe, is an issue, this stuff will bring joy and relief to your, well, you'll be able to walk normally anyway! Available at a "Tractor Supply" near you.
The "Udder Balm" by Dionne does not provide the same anti-chafe protection but is a nice lotion and effective as a moisturizer.
For all you nay sayers; I have it on good authority that Practical Sailor will be testing Bag Balm on anchor rodes in the July issue. Sounds like an issue not to be missed what with some odd-ball solar device also debuting.
“Scientists are people who build the Brooklyn Bridge and then buy it.”
Wm. F. Buckley, Jr.