Advice for Showering & Staying Clean (1 Viewer)

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A prost to drinking beer in the shower!

I haven't seen this covered anywhere, but where do you wash your ass on the road? I am all for the pirate shower/bird bath, whatever you want to call it... but where are some places that offer showers that are easily accessible? I will suggest camp grounds, some rest stops, marinas, and public beaches. I have bathed in rivers before too, thats kind of refreshing.


I use a water bottle with a sports cap which makes a half assed bidet.
 

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Ive had way too many battles with MRSA/ staph infections to not shower whenever I can. After a golf ball size boil under my armpit I showered whenever I had the chance at like a friends house or whatever. My house now is the first place Ive lived with a shower in like 3 years so i use it quite often.
 

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I just use baking soda instead of washing my hair with shampoo or using deodorant. Shampoo strips out oils from your hair and makes it so it needs to be washed more frequently and the commercially made deodorants that actually work are made with aluminum which is a bad idea. I know a lot of you like to keep it natural, but using baking soda makes it so your clothes stay cleaner and skin feels better for longer. Plus, it's also awesome for toothpaste/mouthwash and really cheap.
 

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Anne might have a different method than I, but this is how I use it:
for shampoo- dump some on head. wet head. rub around on head. rinse.
for soap- wet something (rag, loofah, hand). add baking soda. rub on self. rinse.
for toothpaste- wet toothbrush. dip in baking soda. brush. rinse.

It's especially nice for living light because it's all personal hygiene stuff in one. And it washes produce. And just about anything else really. And it's a crappy tasting yet effective antacid.
 

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rememberusername said:
Could you elaborate on how you use baking soda? Just pour some in your hand and rub into desired areas? Daily? Apply a little to your tooth brush and brush like normal?

=)

I use the same methods as Franny for soap and toothpaste. :)

For my hair, I put about a teaspoon sized amount in a cup and fill it about half way with water, swirl it around until it’s dissolved then slowly pour it on my scalp, rub it in and rinse. I only wash my hair about once a week. When I used shampoo, my hair would start to look gross after a day or two but this lasts way longer.

For deodorant, I dust a tiny bit of baking soda in my pits with an old makeup brush.

Also, if my hair starts to look greasy or feels itchy from wearing my hat between showers, sometimes I’ll dust on a tiny bit of corn starch. You can use that on your feet or any other body part too. It’ll absorb excess oils or moisture without irritating skin. Just don’t put on too much or it’ll show.
 

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I personally am not offended by the smell of human...if it's a friend of mine I actually appreciate a familiar smell.

However, a shower is nice to get rid of that dirt tan every now and then.

There aren't really too many health risks associated with being dirty (staph, yes, if you get dirt in wounds, and there's always bugs) but that greasy-haired, mud-caked feeling you get after going awhile without bathing can suck.

Nobody should go without a bath just because they think it's uncool.

Personally, I prefer jumping in a lake, river, or ocean to a shower. It's free!



yeah lake or river much better. you might not want all that flouride being osmosised into ones skin to try to make one compliant, flouride and all the other drugs they put into the residential water systems.

you can buy or make reverse osmosis hand pumps for taking the floride out of the water which used presure to force to water through the filter to drink and wash but it also strips important minerals out of the water to so have get those minerals from somwhere else.

perhaps you could have a body wash like the romans did, but with water and a cloth instead of olive oil and a knife.
 

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"I think I smell worse immediately after taking a shower than I do after a month of not showering."

Haha I'm familiar with this as well.

Someone told me this has to do with your pores being clogged with dirt, and when you shower the pores are opened, releasing the stink.

Personally, this sounds like utter bullshit, but still the only "answer" I've heard to the "why do i stink after a shower" question.
 

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rememberusername said:
anyone else lick themselves clean?

this process usually leaves me itchy and sometimes a little dry-skinned. Not something I would recommend for regular use.
 

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baby wipes or those little wet towel's from k.f.c,

for a geniflexion wash, both armpits, face and groin. you dont even have to take ya clothes off.
 

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I disagree with two of your points Loaf: Smelling like human does give you punk points, and I smell again within hours of my shower when I do take them.

Its one thing to smell like human(I love the smell of armpit...pheromones are amazing. Im getting all flustered just thinking about em) But to smell like dirty vagina, poop crusted butt hole and like you may have abscess teeth is a whole 'nother story.
 

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my reasons(a little rant):i love taking showers, especially when i have access to one. and i like to dress nice and have clean clothes when i home-bum it up in cities(which is alot), it's my cop repellent...when i travel i get dirty,its bound to happen(to anyone), but there's no reason to avoid cleaning your ass when you have every opportunity too. staying dirty for extra "crust" or "punk" points is pointless and childish, hell i don't even consider myself either of those two labels,a little off topic but yeah...take a shower for health reasons and to smell good you dirty hippie(s)!(comment not directed toward anyone on this site, merely a sarcastic remark).
 

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Iwould like to add: in addition to my unnatural obsession with bathing, i try to use natural deodorant as well after i shower or take a bath(which I find to be more relaxing than a simple shower and gets the dirt off better), i enjoy the smell. after reading thru this thread I'm glad to see that most people have enough common sense to bath, we aren't a bunch of cavemen or what have you.i find that some kids might think that they might be called oogles for (wearing semi-clean/new clothes) and looking clean, i personally don't really give a fuck though. that's all.
 

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