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Personal Hygiene ...
« on: February 11, 2010, 08:34:35 AM »
... while on the road.

This is another topic open for discussion, which again is all down to personal choice and an individuals out-look on all things equal.

Personal Hygiene??

When out on the road, day after day, week after week and month after month, what do you do for personal hygene.  I'm more thinking about ablusions and daily grooming, as opposed to using the latrines.

I was walking through the supermarket just this morning, and reached out for an aerosol of 'Imperial Leather' antiperspirant deodorant. It got me thinking that this could possibly be my last purchase of deodorant for the fore-seeable future.

Apart from the routine brushing of the teeth, combing of the hair (for those that have long hair) and shaving (those that bother to shave), do you grrom yourself as you would if you were getting ready to go out to work.

I was thinking that if, I were wanting to do a night border incursion, LOL, or some discrete wild camping the last thing I would want to do is make myself smell of 'Imperial Leather.' Baring in mind that some of the natives one meets on the trail have never had the daily use of a deodorant.

Maybe a silly topic, but it's just something that popped into my head and I though it worth having a chat over.

Thanks for listening.   ::) ::) ::)
« Last Edit: February 13, 2010, 12:33:03 AM by On Two Wheels »
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Re: Personal Hygiene ...
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2010, 11:27:05 AM »
I think it is a very interesting topic.
For me, I care very little about grooming. I don't use soap or shampoo, but try to swim as often as possible, in Europe this means almost every night. No shaving or combing hair. If no swimming opportunities I sometimes go as long as 3 weeks without any shower or good wash. I only wash my ABC's (arse, balls, c*ck) with some water out of a bottle. No deodorant. I rinse my clothes with water, also no detergents.
Usually I sleep in a house at least once every 2 weeks (friends, invited by strangers, couchsurfing, warmshowers) and then I have a good shower and wash my clothes. This happens to be enough to stay healthy, I never got strange infections or anything.
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2010, 11:51:00 AM »
Very interesting Peter, thank you for sharing.
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