08-20-2012, 03:13 PM
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A note to others that might help when they're leaving home for a few days and want to take their shaving stuff.

I remembered the razor. I had a nice selection of blades. I took some ASB with me. I had some alum if I thought I needed it, the styptic pencil, deodorant, soap, shampoo, I had pretty much every item but the kitchen sink with me! I had 2 shaving brushes to enjoy using while I was gone! It all went awry with one forgotten item. Shaving cream or soap. So I had to purchase a can of shaving gel! Eeeeek

Okay, okay, the world didn't come to an end but just a word of advice for you all. Remember the blasted shave soap or cream! Sisi1

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 08-20-2012, 03:18 PM
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I've done the exact same thing, but then found a CVS that carried VDH...(Not sure which is worse- that or the gel)

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 08-20-2012, 03:24 PM
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Yeah I don't like the regular VDH, but the VDH luxury wasn't so bad. I had seen some VDH luxury at a Target and tried to hit that while I was there, but they weren't and I was pressed for time and wouldn't have the car anyhow, so I went with a can of Target's stuff like the Aveeno Shave Gel. It actually wasn't too bad. I still prefer my other stuff though! Cool

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 08-20-2012, 03:28 PM
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  • slantman
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In a pinch gel or canned shave cream will temporarily work.

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 08-20-2012, 05:14 PM
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Funny you should mention this. I just returned from a vacation and forgot the Aftershave!

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 08-20-2012, 05:25 PM
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  • greyhawk
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I hear you...my last trip, I brought everything except my Wee Scot in its travel tube. So I had to borrow a squirt of SWMBO's canned stuff.
The trip before, I forgot blades! The only thing I could find was generic CVS blades that were something like $6 for 5 or 10. (Whatever, they were expensive for crappy blades and I have literally hundreds of blades here.)
Time to go back to having a travel checklist. Rolleyes

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 08-20-2012, 05:26 PM
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I think I'd try bath soap before going back to the canned goo! Tongue

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 08-20-2012, 05:33 PM
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I was strongly considering that Ben, but I decided not to! Smile And I'm with greyhawk. A travel checklist wouldn't hurt one bit!Smile

I wish I had just forgotten my aftershave as it's easy to replace that with Nivea Sensitive ASB. I find it works quite well!

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 08-20-2012, 05:43 PM
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(08-20-2012, 05:33 PM)kooshman7 Wrote: I was strongly considering that Ben, but I decided not to! Smile And I'm with greyhawk. A travel checklist wouldn't hurt one bit!Smile

I wish I had just forgotten my aftershave as it's easy to replace that with Nivea Sensitive ASB. I find it works quite well!

Any soap sticks I acquire go straight into the travel wet pack. They are light weight and don't take up much room. I don't travel with tubs of cream or pucks of soap. I'll use a tube occasionally, but then I miss my scuttle, so shave sticks IMO are the way to go and should always be kept on hand in case of travel!

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 08-20-2012, 05:48 PM
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I always leave a shave soap stick in my travel kit along with a travel brush and an old Atra handle and a couple of cartridges. This way if I'm in a hurry to pack for an unplanned trip I have something to work with.

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 08-20-2012, 08:01 PM
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Wow, Joe, that is very unfortunate. No good soap or shampoo to be found where you went on vacation?

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 08-20-2012, 08:31 PM
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Well I didn't go on much of a vacation, just to a friend for a few days. I could've gotten a few other better things if I had the car, but I didn't for that time. It's all good though. I survived! Wink

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 08-21-2012, 09:34 AM
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I've done that a couple times. Just grabbed the bar of soap and lathered up from that. It's not the best option, but it gets me through.

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 08-24-2012, 10:05 PM
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(08-20-2012, 05:26 PM)ben74 Wrote: I think I'd try bath soap before going back to the canned goo! Tongue


A definite +1.

Canned shaving cream is the shaving equivalent of decaffeinated coffee... Confused

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 08-25-2012, 11:05 AM
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Well at least you remembered your razor........Blush
Went to my sisters for the weekend for a wedding and took out the razor I had in my travel bag and forgot to put in a replacement. I ended up getting a Boot's own brand D.E. Which is an Israeli Tech rip off. Not bad for a few quid other than being way to light for me it did the job well enough.......Biggrin

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 08-25-2012, 01:06 PM
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(08-24-2012, 10:05 PM)Capn CutThroat Wrote:
(08-20-2012, 05:26 PM)ben74 Wrote: I think I'd try bath soap before going back to the canned goo! Tongue


A definite +1.

Canned shaving cream is the shaving equivalent of decaffeinated coffee... Confused

Oh please, it's not that good. Laughing1

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 08-25-2012, 07:38 PM
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How'd the lathering go with that gel?

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 08-25-2012, 08:01 PM
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I wouldn't disgrace my brush with such a lowly medium! Wink

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