Baby Wipes/ other disinfectant moist towletts

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Babywipes good or bad?

Good, easy bathing
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Baby Wipes/ other disinfectant moist towletts

Postby K1tten » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:40 am

BIG LIFESAVER, like taking a shower to get that playa dust off in less than a minute. I know it leaves a ton of trash so HAUL IT OUT do not leave it for others to pick up. Does anyone else agree? Disagree?
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Postby misfit » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:46 am

wipes,,, some years it's the only shower i have.
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Postby unjonharley » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:54 am

misfit wrote:wipes,,, some years it's the only shower i have.


A wet towel works fine for bath..
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Postby oneeyeddick » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:59 am

It doesn't leave trash if you burn them.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:59 am

They are so 1996.
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Postby unjonharley » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:09 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:It doesn't leave trash if you burn them.


And trash the air..
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Postby oneeyeddick » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:19 pm

unjonharley wrote:
oneeyeddick wrote:It doesn't leave trash if you burn them.


And trash the air..


Talk to my flamethrower about the 390 gallons of propane it used this year.
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Postby Token » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:22 pm

Yeah, but it shoots such a HUGE LOAD!
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Postby C.f.M. » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:31 pm

I've never used them. I just take a shower. I think I'd rather be a little dirty, than covered in like...a film. Oh, and insert a joke about how nothing will get me clean, blah blah blah.

I did find some at my local camping store, not baby wipes but bigger, thicker, and they do OK.

I also have a No Rinse body wash thing I've yet to test.

Always have had a showering option of some sort at burns/gatherings.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:36 pm

Right-o. Just get a basin, or a big basin and a small basin, squat down au natural, and dump water over your dusty figure until everything is okay again.

It's how indigenous people do it all over the world before they became spoilt with industrial/commercial products.
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Postby teardropper » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:40 pm

I got some that are used in hospitals for bed bound patients, they are larger and are a bit nappy. With a spray bottle of diluted Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap and one of water I was able to stay clean. I know it creates trash but it is worth it. Reduced my greywater which was more important to me. And I didn't feel like I had a film.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:44 pm

The baby wipes with aloe in them don't seem to leave a film, and they are a hell-of-a lot cheaper than those big blanket wipes.
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Postby C.f.M. » Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:58 pm

teardropper wrote:I got some that are used in hospitals for bed bound patients, they are larger and are a bit nappy. With a spray bottle of diluted Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap and one of water I was able to stay clean. I know it creates trash but it is worth it. Reduced my greywater which was more important to me. And I didn't feel like I had a film.


Yeah, those bigguns are what I'm talking about. They're pretty cheap, really, coma patients don't notice they're gone.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:07 pm

Thats cold...but frekkin LOL at the same time.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:09 pm

The wind always picks up after the shower.
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Postby geospyder » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:51 pm

I used Adventure Medical Kits Fresh Bath Wipes that I picked up at REI. They worked great. I used a normal towel to dry off and then put the used Fresh Bath wipes in a ziploc freezer bag. I'll use the same thing next year, between visits to the Human Carcass Wash (if I work up the nerve to visit them) :lol:
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Postby Oldguy » Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:05 pm

A whore's bath on Saturday night with a basin, a canteen full of water, a washcloth, and a medium sized towel works fine. When you are done, put medium towel in basin to soak up water and simply hang up to dry out. My personal pattern is hands and arms, face and neck, legs, back, then feet, and lastly privates. For my back, I wet the middle of the towel and flip it around my back to scrub while the washcloth is soaking before I finish with feet and privates. If pressed for water, just do hands, face, pits and privates. :wink:
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:51 pm

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Postby Sail Man » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:31 am

C.f.M. wrote:Yeah, those bigguns are what I'm talking about. They're pretty cheap, really, coma patients don't notice they're gone.



Shhhhhhh! Your letting out one of our EMS trade secrets.



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Postby Elorrum » Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:12 pm

I use wipes. I don't have the space for water and shower, and shower gray water, or gray water evap system. Wipes are not the largest contributor to my trash haulout volume (which would be recyclable bottles I froze water in) Showers are nice, but right before putting a dusty body into a cleanish bed, do non-wipers take a shower? I think that's when wipes are greatest.
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Postby greenthumb85 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:21 pm

You gotta have wipes! They help with avoiding skin problems from the playa dust, and keep you smelling so fresh and so clean clean... or at least not quite as ripe!

We toss out the dispenser they come in and just bring the wipes in a ziplock to cut down on bulky trash.
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:59 am

Remember- No baby wipes in the porta-potties. They seriously fuck up the bodily waste handling system. Zip lock and trash them, burn them or whatever but please do not drop them in the loo.

I use a solar shower bag and it is so awesome. Did the baby wipe thing and did not have the lasting effects that a shower does.
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Postby Elderberry » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:20 am

We always build showers for the camp, but baby wipes are great for in between.

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Postby illy dilly » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:59 pm

Last year it was all baby wipes all the way.
This year I'm thinking it'll be the two party sponge washing system, over a small basin. (You wash mine, I'll wash yours ) :wink:
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Postby AntiM » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:02 pm

Garden spray mister, wipes for wiping, can't be beat. Add a bucket with a toilet seat and you have a bidet. A two person operation makes it more fun.
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Postby illy dilly » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:10 pm

Good to know my theory has been test by the experienced!
Yeah I was thinking spray bottle, like Windex comes in (is that what you mean by garden sprayer?) and wash cloth.
I like the idea of using a towel to dry the water faster. I've been thinking about taking taking a dark colored towel leaving one end in the gray water pond, and nailing the other end to something so that it makes a wick for water to evap out of.
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Postby AntiM » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:27 pm

Garden sprayers hold several gallons and you pump up the pressure. The hose has a handle and a nozzle. Puts out more water in a larger mist than a bottle. A mister bottle would work too. We bring one garden sprayer for our bodies, and one to hook up to a mister system on our four wheeled bike.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:11 pm

A garden sprayer is used for pesticides. So you never want to use a used one--you don't know what's in there. If you get a metal one (and that's hard to find) you can paint it black and heat it up all solar...
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Postby mudpuppy000 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:25 pm

Spray bottles/washcloths work great. Nice and refreshing and I actually felt clean from it. I used baby wipes too and they worked better in some circumstances.
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Postby EmilyD » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:15 pm

I bought some of this stuff. It's pretty nice:

http://www.cleanwelltoday.com/#/handsanitizer/

Doesn't replace baby wipes (which are a great price at Costco by the way:
http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.as ... d=11489346) but it's a handy little alcohol-free product.
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