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    Do you have a flannel or a sponge in your wash kit

    I prefer a sponge but its bulky

    what do you suggest?

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    Wet wipes do the job just fine for me


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    Wet wipes really. Save having a good wash for when I get home.
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    i don't even have a flannel or a sponge at home, never really been able to work out what you're supposed to do with them
    bar of soap in a little mesh bag, toothbrush (and toothpaste if in polite company), and a hairbrush - that's the entire contents of my wash kit.

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    Ok, so where do I get wetwipes in an easy to transport container and not a huge tub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tengu View Post
    Ok, so where do I get wetwipes in an easy to transport container and not a huge tub?
    You can get small packs in boots


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tengu View Post
    Ok, so where do I get wetwipes in an easy to transport container and not a huge tub?
    tesco or similar, the best place to look is the baby care aisle
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    Two flannels, top and tail
    Bits of an old flannelette sheet work fine. They wring out and fold down small. Dry off fairly quickly too if hung up to air.

    Hard to beat wet wipes, but they're litter iimmc. That's not a criticism, just something that has to be bought and then disposed of.

    Tengu, shops sell little packs the same size as paper hankies for handbags. Intended for schoolkids usually.

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    I use those soapy towel pads which you just add water too
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    Thanks very much. Ill scrounge a supply off my friendly Indian Restaurant

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    2 Brillo Pads. One for the dishes and one for me. Really gets the dirt off.

    Seriously though I use a small cloth/towel and some soap

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    Wet wipes or just wait til i get home to shower

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    A glove flannel or a flannel glove ( try saying that 3x in quick succession)

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    I tried the 'Sage Rinse Free Deodorant Body Wash Wipes' the other week and they certainly work in combating smelly pits. Recommended if you are away for a while.

    Otherwise pinching what's left of SWIMBO's 'Dr Bronners magic soap' is the order of the day. It smells better than grandpa's pine tar soap

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    Eco wet wipes which go on the fire when finished with
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    if you need to wash your hair there is a product my wife uses when we go camping which is a dry shampoo, so no water is required. Cannot remeber the name but will find out when I get home.
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    J-cloths. Wring out and dry quickly.

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    I use one of those nylon shower scrunchy jobs. They don't hold water and hence don't stink after a few weeks of being damp. My mates good lady took pity on me after seeing me use one for a while and founf one for me in Olive Green
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    Try a round baby sponge or make up sponge about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. i use these

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    Bandana. Keeps the insects/sun off my neck, used as a mit when cooking, and works well as a washrag.

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    Wet wipes are great and a light cotton scarf as a towel has given me good service.
    I've recently discovered "Tropical Green Sweat Rag" http://www.cadetdirect.com/order1.php?pg=1712
    A light weight cotton scarf has a million uses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewie View Post
    I use those soapy towel pads which you just add water too
    same here, just pour a little water in your hand and thats it, tiny little box has 50 soap leaves in it so lasts ages, got mine off eBay but here's another source too.

    http://www.outdoorvalue.co.uk/produc...ry-leaves.html

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