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Personal hygiene

Postby slowcowboy » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:02 am

Slow here to entertain your brain.....lets discuss cleaning up so your neighbors at a gathering or the bears don't hual you off..now I was born with out a sense of smell. ...but that's besides the point if I run into a single lady at a gathering....any ways let's cut to the point.....they say we are to small a camper to even dress in.....so...lets discuss ....ya....how to brush your teeth in a teardrop or shave or take a bath on a long road trip..or in camp for those of us who do have a nose. .slowcowboy

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Re: Personal hygiene

Postby pete49 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:07 am

I use a folding shower tent to wash and dress. :thumbsup:
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Re: Personal hygiene

Postby Padilen » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:12 am

Diaper wipes and toilet tissues, sponge bath. Cup with water outside brush teeth.

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Re: Personal hygiene

Postby friz » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:51 am

Wipes are awesome, but I some real hygiene with running water every few days. That being said, it can be a running stream or or a kwik shop bathroom. I ain't too picky. My wife on the other hand........

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Re: Personal hygiene

Postby Socal Tom » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:24 am

If I can't shower, then I usually use wipes to clean up before bed. In the morning I'll warm up a little water and get out a washcloth to clean up. There are also waterless soaps like the cetaphil daily cleaner that can be used. I'll brush my teeth with a cup of water, and even shave that way if the mood strikes.
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Re: Personal hygiene

Postby working on it » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:47 pm

Socal Tom wrote:If I can't shower, then I usually use wipes to clean up before bed. In the morning I'll warm up a little water and get out a washcloth to clean up. There are also waterless soaps like the cetaphil daily cleaner that can be used. I'll brush my teeth with a cup of water, and even shave that way if the mood strikes.
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Same here, but sometimes I use mouthwash instead of water for my teeth, and I keep kitchen wipes stashed all around my trailer, and in my truck (and in all my other vehicles, too), so I can instantly clean up as I go. I started doing that when drag racing, where everything you touch is either smelly or greasy. And, I have been known to carry a spray bottle of Febreeze on trips, to "freshen up" my clothes when near campfires or such.
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Re: Personal hygiene

Postby Socal Tom » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:21 pm

working on it wrote:
Socal Tom wrote:If I can't shower, then I usually use wipes to clean up before bed. In the morning I'll warm up a little water and get out a washcloth to clean up. There are also waterless soaps like the cetaphil daily cleaner that can be used. I'll brush my teeth with a cup of water, and even shave that way if the mood strikes.
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Same here, but sometimes I use mouthwash instead of water for my teeth, and I keep kitchen wipes stashed all around my trailer, and in my truck (and in all my other vehicles, too), so I can instantly clean up as I go. I started doing that when drag racing, where everything you touch is either smelly or greasy. And, I have been known to carry a spray bottle of Febreeze on trips, to "freshen up" my clothes when near campfires or such.
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From the Clorox website

Can I use Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes as a hand wipe or for personal use?

Clorox's answer:

No. Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes should not be used for personal cleansing. Do not use them as baby wipes.


There are a lot of options available for wipes that are intended for use on skin.
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Re: Personal hygiene

Postby working on it » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:44 pm

Socal Tom wrote:...From the Clorox website

Can I use Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes as a hand wipe or for personal use?

Clorox's answer:

No. Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes should not be used for personal cleansing. Do not use them as baby wipes.


There are a lot of options available for wipes that are intended for use on skin.
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  • 2) industrial paints, solvents, and cleaners the EPA made our newspaper printing plant get rid of practically all our chemicals, long ago,
  • 3) automotive paints, solvents, and cleaners over the last 50+ years of working on, building and racing cars, and anything associated with them, I've used harsh chemicals so extensively, that I could just wash my hands with brake cleaner, and sometimes do.
  • Not to mention exposure to asbestos at work and on old car brakes, even as header wrap or muffler patches, back in the day, and suffering (as a life-long anti-smoker) from secondhand cigarette smoke everywhere (my entire family were chain-smokers, and all had emphysema, COPD, or lung cancer as a result). I've so far survived exposure to all of the above-listed hazardous substances, so a little disinfectant hand wipe (or kitchen wipe, for that matter...a minor difference to me) doesn't matter to me at all; I could probably bathe in the Clorox liquid from the wipes, and notice no adverse reactions...I'm probably impervious by now, or too far gone for it to matter. Don't follow my example, YMMV.
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Re: Personal hygiene

Postby Cosmo » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:25 pm

Microfiber towels are VERY compact compared to cotton. They also dry in 15 min on a nice day. They come from small wash cloth to bath towel size. Soak up water and are machine washable.
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i ... iber+towel

For a body scrubber that does not absorbe water and is soft on the skin (sorry not sensual) I use these. One shake and they are dry. You have to apply soap to the skin then scrub since the sponge absorbs nothing. They have almost zero scrub power on pots pans and dishes. No mold no bacteria no does not absorb odor - not that I have any that someone else would not enjoy.
https://www.amazon.com/Amhii-Antibacter ... onge&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/Kuhn-Rikon-Clean ... one+sponge

S hooks to hold toilet kit and prevent clothing from falling on disgusting floors in stall where no hooks are available Nothing like having clean undies fall into the primordial stew evolving on a scummy bathroom floor. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EN ... UTF8&psc=1

Tevas, Flip Flops or Crocks to keep me above the floor slime,

Small 12 volt to 120 AC inverter (Modified Sine) keeps the Norelco rotary shaver and the guests sex toys running as long as necessary. Check your fellow campers needs in advance to insure satisfaction and make sure you don't blow a fuse prematurely. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01H2 ... UTF8&psc=1

If I am eating on the road, having dinner out before returning to camp etc. Or having breakfast on the road after blacktop camping at a rest area, I take (in my pocket) a small mesh bag with floss, toothbrush, and tiny microfiber towel into the bathroom and wash there to restore that fresh feeling again!

In more rustic environments - collapsible wash tub or bucket/ I have a water pump for the trailer sink and I can dip the hose into a bucket for a shower. via the sink hand sprayer when water is available.

Most wipes are not biodegradable. There is usually a plastic mesh in them to prevent your finger from poking through as you probe for cleanliness. The mesh does not bio degrade and does not belong anywhere - especially in nature. These are bio degradable and flushable if your lucky enough to have municipal plumbing or a septic tank. If not nature will eat them. They seem to have less cancer causing chemicals than others I have considered. They do the job and so far no accidental penetration issues (i.e. getting to know yourself in the biblical sense). https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012J016EC/_e ... 39QO5XMXTP

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Re: Personal hygiene

Postby cajundood » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:59 pm

The "Standee" that I am currently building will have two brackets mounted on the roof in front of the entry door. I will bend a piece of 3/4" pex in a U shape to form a curtain rod. water will be supplied by the black 4" PVC pipe tank on the roof. The small sprayer nozzle from the kitchen sink will have enough hose to extend through the door for a shower head. My sink is basically a 8" stainless bowl with a 1/4" drain drilled into the bottom. This can drain to the ground as it is not black water or grey water.
Well thats the plan anyway........EVEN THO YOU'RE ROUGHING IT, YOU DON"T NEED TO SMELL LIKE IT.... :D
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Re: Personal hygiene

Postby PanelDeland » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:37 pm

Full beard- no shaving. Now at a campground, I use flip flops and a toity bag with the needful things at the campground facilities unless none are available. For camping primitive or road trips with roadside park overnighters, I'll spend a few bucks at the truck stop for a good shower when needed. In Tx I had a private campground where I could stroll 30 yards downstream and use the waterfall. It was just high enough to stand under and 65* year round so it was great in summer but you didn't get so hot and stinky you would need it often in winter. It was also spring fed about 6-8 ft from the waterfall. I'm also perfectly comfortable with a sponge bath in a tent if no other options and if you happen to run into a single lady, you just wash each others parts that you can't reach on your own. ;)
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Re: Personal hygiene

Postby Pinstriper » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:35 pm

Dollar store carries these Crest single-use toothbrushes, come in two-packs. Has a small brush head with toothpaste already on it, and a toothpick side as well.


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Re: Personal hygiene

Postby CAJUN LADY » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:52 am

Cosmo wrote:Microfiber towels are VERY compact compared to cotton. They also dry in 15 min on a nice day. They come from small wash cloth to bath towel size. Soak up water and are machine washable.
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i ... iber+towel

For a body scrubber that does not absorbe water and is soft on the skin (sorry not sensual) I use these. One shake and they are dry. You have to apply soap to the skin then scrub since the sponge absorbs nothing. They have almost zero scrub power on pots pans and dishes. No mold no bacteria no does not absorb odor - not that I have any that someone else would not enjoy.
https://www.amazon.com/Amhii-Antibacter ... onge&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/Kuhn-Rikon-Clean ... one+sponge

S hooks to hold toilet kit and prevent clothing from falling on disgusting floors in stall where no hooks are available Nothing like having clean undies fall into the primordial stew evolving on a scummy bathroom floor. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EN ... UTF8&psc=1



Tevas, Flip Flops or Crocks to keep me above the floor filth,

If I am eating on the road or having dinner out before returning to camp etc. Or hitting the road after blacktop camping at a rest area, I take a small mesh bag with floss, toothbrush, and tiny microfiber towel and a few S-hooks into the bathroom and wash there to restore that fresh feeling again!

Small 12 volt to 120 AC inverter (Modified Sine) keeps the Norelco rotary shaver and the guests sex toys running as long as necessary. Check your fellow campers needs in advance to insure satisfaction and make sure you don't blow a fuse prematurely. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01H2 ... UTF8&psc=1

If I am eating on the road, having dinner out before returning to camp etc. Or having breakfast on the road after blacktop camping at a rest area, I take (in my pocket) a small mesh bag with floss, toothbrush, and tiny microfiber towel into the bathroom and wash there to restore that fresh feeling again!

In more rustic environments - collapsible wash tub or bucket/ I have a water pump for the trailer sink and I can dip the hose into a bucket for a shower. via the sink hand sprayer when water is available.

Most wipes are not biodegradable. There is usually a plastic mesh in them to prevent your finger from poking through as probe for cleanliness. The mesh does not bio degrade and does not belong anywhere - especially in nature. These are bio degradable and flushable if your lucky enough to have municipal plumbing or a septic tank. If not nature will eat them. They seem to have less cancer causing chemicals than others I have considered. They do the job and so far no accidental penetration issues (i.e. getting to know yourself in the biblical sense). https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012J016EC/_e ... 39QO5XMXTP

=Cosmo


Well, this was the most interesting reply ever. Thanks Cosmo!
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Re: Personal hygiene

Postby Cosmo » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:55 pm

Thanks Becca,
I am always happy when mirth is met with a smile rather than pepper spray! :)

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