02-05-2014, 09:40 PM
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Since you can't take one on a plane, for the last 8 days I have been missing my normal set-up. Switching back to carts has comepletly reminded why I quit using them in the first place. Thank goodness my Semogue 1305 and Sir Irisch Moos shave stick is allowed. I can't wait to get back home. Where there is soft water and my normal set-up lives!

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 02-05-2014, 11:08 PM
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  • beartrap
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I hear you. I am always traveling with my Guard, although not a bad razor, I always feel "undershaven" Biggrin

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 02-06-2014, 03:50 AM
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  • ben74
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My advice: Grow a beard or mail your shave kit to your intended destination in advance...

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 02-06-2014, 05:33 AM
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I use Bic Metals or even those Bic Sensitives (the orange guys) and they do a decent enough job.

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 02-06-2014, 06:40 AM
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  • Johnny
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I thought you could fly with a DE as long as you did not carry any blades. Am I wrong?

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 02-06-2014, 07:08 AM
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Johnny, you are correct. You can pack a DE razor in your carry on luggage but not blades. Packing DE blades in your checked luggage is allowed.

(02-06-2014, 06:40 AM)Johnny Wrote: I thought you could fly with a DE as long as you did not carry any blades. Am I wrong?

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 02-06-2014, 11:35 AM
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My downfall is I refuse to check a bag so I can't bring any blades. And finding any good one at a normal store is remote

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 02-06-2014, 12:00 PM
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  • Rufus
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I know this is heresy, but I don't mind shaving with my Mach 3 when I'm travelling. In fact, at home I'll shave with it and use it to clean up the difficult spots when I use a DE.

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 02-06-2014, 02:00 PM
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Man, good thing I don't have to travel! If I have to go on vacation, then I always check my bags.
I just cannot get a close shave with carts, unfortunately with my coarse beard. Biggrin

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 02-06-2014, 08:27 PM
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Most of the times, travelling with a DE is not an issue for me - either I am on vacation and have a suitcase to check in, or I'm in a big, noisy, grey painted aircraft and can carry all sort of nasties in my bag Biggrin

If I had to go somewhere in a hurry and with minimal gear, I would be unshaven when I got back home...

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 02-06-2014, 08:38 PM
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(02-06-2014, 12:00 PM)Rufus Wrote: I know this is heresy, but I don't mind shaving with my Mach 3 when I'm travelling. In fact, at home I'll shave with it and use it to clean up the difficult spots when I use a DE.

Some of us get very fine shaves with the Fusion Wink
I'm into wetshaving because of the tradition and beauty of brushes, DE razors and creams/soaps.
I got very fine shaves all my life with anything from gillette with 2-5 blades. Yes, and ingrown hair once in a while - but other than that, I get very fine shaves with my Fusion blades, and I strop them after each shave with my thumb and a Fusion blade will last me 8-10 solid shaves this way.

I have pretty coarse beard for a Scandinavian, and if I go 3 days without shaving I look like a bum Smile
Somehow Gillette plastic carts works fine on me with the proper prep and proper shaving products......

But I still much prefer a DE razor shave, when I have the time for it.
I stay at a hotel for 3 nights every second week on a regular basis, and I pack my Fusion along with my shaving cream and brush or even sometimes use my favorite shaving gel, Sanex Gel and get fine shaves out of it.

I'm in the minority in here - but I have never hated Gillette products and carts......
I just love brushes, DE razors, shaving creams and the whole atmosphere around the traditional shaving stuff Smile

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 02-06-2014, 08:40 PM
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You never really think about missing your normal routine until it's no longer there. The other thing I noticed is that the hard water here in the hotel doesn't seem to soak a brush as well as soft water does. When I'm home you can literally watch the water run up the bristles of my Semogue 1305 toward the handle while it's in the cup of water. Here the brush had way more backbone due to the water not reaching all the way up the knot.

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 02-08-2014, 12:06 AM
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I take a disposable with me if flying, as I prefer to carry on. I personally find the Bic 1 Sensitive better than their 'Metal' and I also now prefer it to cartridges too.

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 02-08-2014, 12:20 AM
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(02-05-2014, 09:40 PM)sunflake Wrote: Where there is soft water and my normal set-up lives!

You guys have amazingly soft water out there! I'm jealous!!!

Have a good trip!

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 02-08-2014, 08:45 AM
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(02-08-2014, 12:20 AM)tailoredfamcam Wrote:
(02-05-2014, 09:40 PM)sunflake Wrote: Where there is soft water and my normal set-up lives!

You guys have amazingly soft water out there! I'm jealous!!!

Have a good trip!

The water is normally very hard, so I had to install a softener. Now I feel spoiled when i'm not home.

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 02-08-2014, 10:59 AM
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Patrick, this is how I feel every time I leave Vancouver as we have extremely soft water and always look forward to returning! Biggrin

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 02-08-2014, 11:21 AM
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  • Barrylu
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When traveling to places with hard water. Carry some citric acid or sour salt or Kosher salt with you. Run a basin of hot water and add a 1/4 teaspoon of any of the above in the water and enjoy a soft water shave.

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 02-08-2014, 11:23 AM
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  • Johnny
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Thanks for the advise Barry, I will try that the next time I visit with my son.

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 02-09-2014, 09:49 AM
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I think most wallmarts sell Wilkinson DE blades, still.
Rite Aid sells their rebranded DE blades that look like blue labs,at an exuberant price.

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 02-09-2014, 01:32 PM
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The Wilkinson blades are what I started with and when I found Astra I realized how bad at least for me they were. Never tried the Rite Aid blades. But if they are that pricey I'll stick with what I have for traveling, as horrible as it is.Biggrin

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