09-21-2017, 10:28 PM
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Hi,
    I was wondering how some of you wet shave while out in the field camping, hunting or fishing? Any methods or pointers would be appreciated. 
Thank you

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 09-22-2017, 12:14 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Take extra water to start.  You can heat some over a fire if you want or just use it cold.  I generally take a shave stick, synthetic brush, and a simple Schick Injector for those applications.  I don't get to carried away since I am outdoors, so most of the time just do one pass, but two at the most.  I find the Speick After Shave works well as it does not leave a strong scent smell and it has very good healing properties to it.

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 09-22-2017, 12:36 AM
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I would bring a bowl, face towel (optional), large or beach size towel to wrap around your neck or waist. You can use that to wipe your hands and face. If you have access to the trunk of the vehicle, use a horizontal surface to put your assorted gear and then use the reflection of the window as a mirrored surface.

I used a building window one time on the balcony in the woods with some Mystic Water. It was freezing not literally but cold due to the wind chill. Face felt really good during the shave and after. If you're fishing, don't use great white shark infested waters as a mirror if your shaving in a raft. It's probably dangerous since the sun fan be reflective and hurt your eyes.

But like Johnny said, spend a couple bucks and buy a container of distilled water and maybe even some extra drinking water. You can shave with as little as one cup of warm water and that can be with drinking water. It doesn't have to be high pH labeled water.

Enjoy the time on your trip.  Smile

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 09-22-2017, 02:36 AM
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At least the places I run around in (granted it's not for hunting, fishing or camping, but...) water is not an issue, so I don't bring any extra - I got enough to carry as it is Tongue

Water from streams and lakes can be boiled or purified otherwise to serve for shaving, snow can be melted... for those times you have time to shave. Just keep in mind that most game can actually smell the scent of soap and might stay clear Smile

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 09-22-2017, 08:34 AM
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I... don’t shave during these events. It’s intentional. If I’m to be out for more than a week - I might take my stubble trimmer, but that’s about it. I try to be as low impact as possible, and pouring heavily scented soapy-water out into the forest just doesn’t work for me.

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 09-22-2017, 02:08 PM
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I just don't go camping... Tongue

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 09-22-2017, 02:36 PM
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I just don't shave on those days.

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 09-22-2017, 04:18 PM
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  • Harvey
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A REAL MAN uses a sharpened rock or perhaps a machete.......Hunting knife would do but the blade is smaller.....

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 09-22-2017, 06:20 PM
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  • evnpar
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I don't go hunting, fishing, or camping to shave.

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 09-22-2017, 09:25 PM
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Most often I don't.  But if I'll need to I take a shave stick, synthetic brush.  Add a washed face and a little warm water and presto!

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 09-22-2017, 11:04 PM
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  • Johnny
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(09-22-2017, 02:08 PM)wreck | fish Wrote: I just don't go camping... Tongue

My wife says roughing it is a Holiday Inn without room service. Smile

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 09-23-2017, 03:39 AM
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  • Rufus
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(09-22-2017, 11:04 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(09-22-2017, 02:08 PM)wreck | fish Wrote: I just don't go camping... Tongue

My wife says roughing it is a Holiday Inn without room service. Smile

Sounds like my wife.

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 09-24-2017, 07:17 AM
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If you have access to you tube try portland razor shave videos they use a straight out in the woods. While i love straight razor shaving I myself don't shave before hunting. Thats just my thing.

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 09-24-2017, 07:19 AM
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(09-23-2017, 03:39 AM)Rufus Wrote:
(09-22-2017, 11:04 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(09-22-2017, 02:08 PM)wreck | fish Wrote: I just don't go camping... Tongue

My wife says roughing it is a Holiday Inn without room service. Smile

Sounds like my wife.

Yeah, same for me.  Roughing it is a 3 star hotel!

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 09-24-2017, 09:32 AM
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  • chazt
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I haven't been much of an outdoorsman for many years, but when I was so inclined, shaving was never a consideration.

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 09-27-2017, 01:45 PM
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the last time i took my wife backpacking she broke her toe by stubbing it on a rock.  I also don't shave when I hike.  I take extra time when I get back though.  I have heard of an odd man here and there using peanut butter to shave.  Though maybe he was just messing with me.

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 09-27-2017, 03:12 PM
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Here too, shaving just is not in the picture while camping. It just ain't right. The whole idea is roughing it.

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 09-28-2017, 12:51 PM
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  • jar
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My butler shaves me while the beaters are going to their drive positions.  He then prepares the luncheon and chills the wine for our return.

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 09-28-2017, 01:25 PM
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(09-28-2017, 12:51 PM)jar Wrote: My butler shaves me while the beaters are going to their drive positions.  He then prepares the luncheon and chills the wine for our return.

Biggrin

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 10-01-2017, 09:15 PM
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Depends on how long the trip is but when I travel more than a couple days I use the Norelco and don't bother with wet shaving.  Blasphemy on a wet shaving forum but there it is.

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