Substitute for taking a shower?

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Re: Substitute for taking a shower?

Post by Kalo » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:57 am

You can also get a short hair cut just prior to the trip to make it easier to shampoo with less water.

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Re: Substitute for taking a shower?

Post by Carter3 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:20 am

13 gallons is a lot of water just don't keep water running at all times. I would do the water on water off soap up method. If truly concerned could go the route of the bucket then you know exactly how much water you have in the bucket and can pace yourself

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Re: Substitute for taking a shower?

Post by Luckywon » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:03 am

Shave any body hair prior to the trip.

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Re: Substitute for taking a shower?

Post by itstoomuch » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:47 pm

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Re: Substitute for taking a shower?

Post by TravelGeek » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:01 pm

celia wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:54 am
Theseus wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:31 am
We are planning to carry as much drinking water as we are allowed in our checked in luggage.
To board a plane, your water bottles have to be less than 3.4oz, but you could carry empty plastic bottles with you and put water in when you land. I wouldn't fill them at the airport after going through security as I would be afraid they would leak if the bags get squished or they get punctured by something in your suitcase.

https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-scr ... quids-rule
I would take a couple of empty refillable water bottles. I assume they can (if needed) truck water in for drinking purposes, and it likely is more efficient to not use disposable bottles every day. I have been to resorts that offer reusable water bottles and refilling stations instead of disposable bottles with water from Fiji.

Bringing drinking water in checked bags seems highly inefficient. How many gallons do people drink per day? I wouldn’t want to have a even one day’s worth of liquid in my checked bag.

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Re: Substitute for taking a shower?

Post by itstoomuch » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:38 pm

itstoomuch wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:47 pm
Portable shower, 6oz.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ECVA6W0/re ... 6W05254230
You can preload for 1 wash. And carry a 6pack for reloads. :annoyed
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Re: Substitute for taking a shower?

Post by Epsilon Delta » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:48 pm

Theseus wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:31 am
We are planning to carry as much drinking water as we are allowed in our checked in luggage.
Air freighting water is nuts. If you want to compensate for your usage make a donation to an appropriate charity or government body.

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Re: Substitute for taking a shower?

Post by Theseus » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:07 pm

OP here.

Thank you all for great suggestions. I think i feel well equipped to deal with this.

I wasn't expecting this thread to go into second page of answers :D. But it's all good information.

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dubsem wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:07 pm
Dry shampoo is a possibility so you avoid washing your hair.
How does it work? What happens to dirt and grime when you do the dry shampoo? Do you recommend any specific brand?

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Re: Substitute for taking a shower?

Post by dubsem » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:15 am

Theseus wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:07 pm
dubsem wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:07 pm
Dry shampoo is a possibility so you avoid washing your hair.
How does it work? What happens to dirt and grime when you do the dry shampoo? Do you recommend any specific brand?
The spray soaks up the grease and oil of your hair, solidifies into flakes, and then you comb/shake out the flakes. I have no brand recommendation since I feel they're mostly the same.
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Re: Substitute for taking a shower?

Post by michaeljc70 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:30 pm

alex11 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:28 pm
Step 1: Get in the Shower
Step 2: Wash cycle on for 30 seconds
Step 3: Turn the water off
Step 4: Lather up
Step 5: Turn the rinse cycle on for 30 seconds

1.25-2.5 gallons used, based on shower head.
This. If you have access to liquid soap it makes it easier than bar soap.

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Re: Substitute for taking a shower?

Post by metacritic » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:36 pm

Don't bring drinking water. You can buy bottled water in abundance from elsewhere. That's what is being done these days in CT.

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Re: Substitute for taking a shower?

Post by N1CKV » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:18 pm

ThriftyPhD wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:43 am
Wipes would work between showers and let you go longer between. Also consider showering differently. Quick rinse, turn the water off. Soap up. Turn the water on and rinse off. Showers are typically 2 gallons per minute or less. If you can rinse in 1-2 minutes, you're not using much of your 13 gallons. Most of the wasted water when people shower is that they leave the water running while soaping up, shampooing, etc.

Toilets might be a bigger impact. 1.2-1.6 gallons per flush adds up. Consider the 'if it's yellow let it mellow' rule of thumb.
This is all of the advise you need. I have a remote hunting camp that we have to conserve water at and above is pretty much how it works. Shower as desired, but do it mindfully. Just wet your body first along with a wash cloth (do it with cold water and you will really learn what "quick" means). Soap and lather with water off. Rinse, top to bottom. Every bit of soap doesn't need to be washed off, a towel can remove it. This takes very little water. Pee outside if possible. I could make it an entire weekend on 7 gallons easily, not including drinking water.
Also reuse towels/ wash cloths, running laundry wastes quite a bit of water.
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Re: Substitute for taking a shower?

Post by HomerJ » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:50 pm

Why is shower (or even toilet) water an issue?

Doesn't that water go back down the drain to the water treatment plant where it can be treated and re-used?

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Re: Substitute for taking a shower?

Post by JBTX » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:57 pm

HomerJ wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:50 pm
Why is shower (or even toilet) water an issue?

Doesn't that water go back down the drain to the water treatment plant where it can be treated and re-used?
It depends. If it is water that is used externally like watering lawns or gardens then no. And not sure how efficient their water system is over their at recapturing used water. I suspect in any case there is probably always some loss.

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Re: Substitute for taking a shower?

Post by JBTX » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:58 pm

What about hand sanitizer in the arm pits? Is that safe? I think it’s mostly just rubbing alcohol in a base.

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