One of the most difficult things to manage in the outdoors is personal hygiene, We have created the solution!
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Whether you’re at an established camping facility complete with running water, car camping, or you’re truly roughing it miles away from the nearest person, keeping clean is often a struggle. Without the modern conveniences we’ve become so accustomed to, keeping up with the bacteria, dirt, and grime that seem to be so fond of our skin and hair is a constant challenge. But with these simple tricks and a few small items, you can keep yourself relatively clean, healthy, and odor-free in the outdoors.
1. DRY SHOWER- It takes more than a daily rinse to keep bacteria and general grubbiness at bay when you’re on a camping trip. Often, you might find yourself completely filthy without access to running water. This predicament is partially solved with DRY SHOWER- Simply shake some powder into your hands and dust your body and hair; brush off the excess powder. Our all in one DRY SHOWER is a dry shampoo, body wash, and deodorant! You can also dust your underarms with it daily. Though far from a full cleaning, it will keep you from feeling nasty and from stinking. And Dry Shower is not an aerosol so it is not harmful to the environment, in fact it is biodegradable and recyclable and safe for natural water sources; so it it perfect to use at the lake, or on a raft trip too.
2. GUNK OFF- Before you reach for that bag of trail-mix or begin preparing your camping party’s next meal, use GUNK OFF to clean your hands. Our new rinseless cleanser is the perfect way to clean your face and hands; in-addition to prevent potentially harmful bacteria from being ingested. All you need to do is pour on your hands, rub them together and let air dry or dry them on a towel or your pants. Or for your face, I recommend you pack one wash cloth and reuse it the whole trip. This way you are not creating trash with disposable wipes. Dirty hands are sometimes tolerable, but sickness on the campsite is simply no fun.
Soap and water can also be used for cleaning, but soap can be a problem for Leave No Trace camping. Most commercial soaps contain phosphates, which, when released into water supplies, stimulate the growth of algae. These algae blooms quickly use up significant amounts of oxygen in the water. When the algae die off, the lowered oxygen content often kills other microorganisms, plants, and even fish. For this reason, NEVER USE soap directly in any water source (stream, river, or lake). We recommend you use DRY SHOWER AND GUNK OFF because they are not made from harmful soapy ingredients.
4. Don’t re-wear underclothes, As tempting as it might be to pack as light as possible, be sure to bring enough clothing to last the duration of your trip. It might be a pain carrying the extra luggage into the woods, but being able to put on fresh clothes in the morning is well worth it. At the very least, consider bringing some extra pairs of socks and underwear.
5. Bring a small shovel. How will a shovel help keep you and your campsite clean? Two words: bathroom breaks. When you’re deep in the woods without a restroom nearby, it takes some extra effort to take care of business in a hygienic way. The general rule is to dig a new latrine each time, and cover the hole with dirt when you’re finished. Also, keep it at least a football field’s distance from your campsite.
In reality, the principles of staying clean and hygienic while camping are pretty simple. The hard part is sticking to them – especially when you’re dog tired after a full day of outdoor activities. But for your own sake and the sake of those who might catch a whiff of you, make your hygienic practices in the outdoors a force of habit; something you do automatically.
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