How clean do you stay on the playa?

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How do you keep clean on the playa?

Au Naturale - nothing related to hygiene the whole week
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7%
I only use baby wipes every now and then
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43%
I need a shower every day, I can't stand the feeling of playa build up on my skin and hair! Yuck!
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39%
Does the water truck count?
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10%
 
Total votes : 99

How clean do you stay on the playa?

Postby brushfire on the playa » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:14 pm

What are everybody's showering preferences while on the playa? Are you the type that needs 2 showers a day, or the type that uses 1 baby wipe the whole week?
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Postby lucky420 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:22 pm

Baby wipe the stinky bits everyday. I washed my hair almost everyday or at least rinsed it out. I did this because I have long thick curly hair and this was the only way to tame it somewhat. Either that or it looked like an old scary squashed halloween wig left in the back of someone's closet. It was also a nice way to cool down.
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Postby weirdscience » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:25 pm

some one told me to learn to shower with these http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... 8wIwBDgA#p
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Postby lucky420 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:30 pm

we used one of those too, mainly just to cool down and cool down passerbys if they wanted. It would take forever to rinse my hair out with one of those...well maybe not forever but longer than i have patience for.
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Postby Boijoy » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:38 pm

I use a small sprayer to wash my body & wash my hair over a basin with a cup.

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Postby C.f.M. » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:57 pm

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A lil' tongue'll do ya.
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Postby mudpuppy000 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:06 pm

I tried that no rinse body wash this time and worked pretty good. Last year I just used a spray bottle and washcloth and that worked well too. My clothes seemed to smell worse than I did out there.
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Postby Dr Helix » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:33 pm

Shower every night before bed. Greatest feeling in the world to slip between sheets cool and clean. Doesn't hurt the sex either. Sure ya gotta haul water in but so be it.
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Postby FIGJAM » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:39 pm

Buckets with lids.

A 5gal bucket with 3gal of water and a little dish soap.

A 5gal bucket with 4gal clean water.

Put a hand towel in each bucket.

Wash with the soap water then rinse with the clean.

Didnt change the water all week and bathed every afternoon when the water warmed up.

Didnt wash my hair........I dont have any. :)
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Postby flatlander13 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:57 pm

Since I camp in the same camp as Ibdave and Ibdave makes MacGyver look like a bitch……..I shower every other day in a shower that has is battery powered sump pump shower. You stand in a plastic wading pool. The gray water gets evaporated in this great evaporator system……did it tell you that the batteries that run this entire mess are charged with solar panels?
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Postby ygmir » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:57 pm

I get in the shower, in my trailer, whenever the mood strikes me.
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Postby ibdave » Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:10 pm

ygmir wrote:I get in the shower, in my trailer, whenever the mood strikes me.


Like right after oedicks parade......... 8) :shock: :oops:
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:34 pm

Baby wipes daily and the wonderful person in my village, who wishes to remain nameless, washes my hair once or twice for me.
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Postby jkisha » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:01 pm

Dr Helix wrote:Shower every night before bed. Greatest feeling in the world to slip between sheets cool and clean. Doesn't hurt the sex either. Sure ya gotta haul water in but so be it.


If you buy ice, you can use the ice from your drink coolers for shower water. Don't use the melted ice from any cooler you store food in though or you'll end up smelling like spoiled ground meat.

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Postby mdmf007 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:03 pm

I shower every evening, and once in a while in the morning if out all night at BM.
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Postby ygmir » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:07 pm

ibdave wrote:
ygmir wrote:I get in the shower, in my trailer, whenever the mood strikes me.


Like right after oedicks parade......... 8) :shock: :oops:


sometimes before, and during........
gotta wash it, to keep it clean.
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Postby TomServo » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:08 pm

Garden watering can. In a small evap pond. Doesn't produce too much water to evaporate, and you feel 97% better!
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Postby H.G.Crosby » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:02 pm

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Postby teardropper » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:42 am

C.f.M. wrote:Image

A lil' tongue'll do ya.


Quit it...
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Postby AntiM » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:16 am

Damn eplaya ate my post.

I must have a bidet. A garden sprayer works well for this. Why pour water over the top when it is most effective for lady bits when arriving from below? Otherwise, whore's baths are good enough for the rest of me.

I keep my hair bound and covered; washing it requires a conditioner or it just knots up when wet. Conditioner makes a slimy mess of the evap pond. I just wear scarves during the worst whiteouts, keep it pinned, brush it when I can, and then wash it in Reno in a real shower where I can run water through it for 30 minutes.
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Postby drucake » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:21 am

baby wipes are my best friend. my hair was fucked by the end of the week. im doing what antim does next time i go for sure. keep hair up, pinned and covered.
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Postby AntiM » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:23 am

Lightweight cotton hippie scarves from India work best. I got all of mine in Yokohama to use as face/neck scarves on the Harley in summer. So glad I hung onto them.
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Postby TomServo » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:53 am

drucake wrote:baby wipes are my best friend. my hair was fucked by the end of the week. im doing what antim does next time i go for sure. keep hair up, pinned and covered.


This is why skinheads have more fun on the playa. Ill leave girl showering to the girls...I don't pretend to understand
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Postby junglesmacks » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:09 am

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I make sure to stay completely clean on the playa..
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Postby ygmir » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:11 am

junglesmacks wrote:Image

I make sure to stay completely clean on the playa..


how do you breathe?
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Postby junglesmacks » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:17 am

ygmir wrote:
junglesmacks wrote:Image

I make sure to stay completely clean on the playa..


how do you breathe?


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Savannah wrote:It sounds freaky & wrong, so you need to do it.
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Postby C.f.M. » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:14 am

A quick dip in the DPW pool out by the trash fence is about it for me.
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Postby ygmir » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:21 am

would that happen to be around sunrise?

did I see you at the trash fence?
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Postby C.f.M. » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:50 am

Splashin' around!

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:55 am

"How do you stay clean?" or "How clean do you stay?"????
Please to visit PAGE TWO.
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