How do you guys shave in the winter?

10:24 p.m. on December 15, 2014 (EST)
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How do you guys shave in the winter? I am referring to shaving outdoors while the temperature is well below zero. I don't want to use electric razor.

10:56 p.m. on December 15, 2014 (EST)
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Pretty much the same way I would shave in the summer. Heat some water or melted snow and warm up the face with a hankerchief or small towel. Then use some shave cream or gel and a blade.

12:16 a.m. on December 16, 2014 (EST)
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I am a dry shave guy. I don't use shave creams or gels. Just a 2-5 blade razor and my face. Just like shaing any other season. Helps to be in the tent where its slightly warmer. Been dry shaving since I was in the Navy 38 years ago.

1:40 a.m. on December 16, 2014 (EST)
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Don't. There is a reason I am known as OGBO (Old Grey Bearded One).

2:37 a.m. on December 16, 2014 (EST)
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Not sure a battery operated shaver can be counted on much below 10F.

Let it grow.  Built in base layer.

4:08 a.m. on December 16, 2014 (EST)
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I typically dont let my beard get too terribly long, a week or two growth at a time at most. That being said, i usually shave the day of a trip and call it good for its duration. If I am going to be out there for more than say 3 weeks I would do one of the following.

Dry shave

Heat up some water and use a few drops of dr bronners soap to lather up with. I carry a small dropper bottle of the soap anyway for hand washing etc anyway. The times when i do decide to shave in the field I just use my knife and do not carry a separate razor. Just use a kabar becker necker 3in fixed blade knife. A few quick passes on a small piece of diamond stone and its sharp enough to shave with.

4:53 a.m. on December 16, 2014 (EST)
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I dont :)

11:01 a.m. on December 16, 2014 (EST)
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In a practical sense, shaving can be avoided in the field. I have gone 12 years between shaves, but now have a Buffalo Bill arrangement after winning some look alike contests. With a heavy beard, dry shaving leaves quite a mess.

11:54 a.m. on December 16, 2014 (EST)
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I never have, just trimmed it close with the scissors on my SAK a couple times.

12:07 p.m. on December 16, 2014 (EST)
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Why would you want to shave in winter?


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I shave when I get home from a trip the rest of the year but from Thanksgiving to spring thaw I prefer some face protection :)

12:43 p.m. on December 16, 2014 (EST)
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Alexander,

Like most others I don't shave on the trail but if you are looking for a light weight alternative to traditional soaps, creams and gels, check out Somersets shaving oil. I actually use it at home in lieu of the aforementioned products.

To use, you wet your face, then put two or three drops of the oil on your hands, rub onto your whiskers, wait about a minute for it to soak in, then shave normally. It works by softening the hairs. I was dubious at first but after trying I now prefer it. You get 90 shaves out of one 15ml bottle so you could spend a long time on the trail with just one bottle (or dispense into even smaller containers I guess).

 

http://www.somersetsusa.com/

 

 

 

 

 

3:35 p.m. on December 22, 2014 (EST)
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I don't usually shave in the backcountry, but if I did I'd pass an anti-friction stick over my face--I like using the "Band-Aid Active Friction Block" stick because of it's diminutive size--and follow it with a classic Yellow Bic.

9:06 a.m. on December 24, 2014 (EST)
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Patman said:

Alexander,

Like most others I don't shave on the trail but if you are looking for a light weight alternative to traditional soaps, creams and gels, check out Somersets shaving oil. I actually use it at home in lieu of the aforementioned products.

To use, you wet your face, then put two or three drops of the oil on your hands, rub onto your whiskers, wait about a minute for it to soak in, then shave normally. It works by softening the hairs. I was dubious at first but after trying I now prefer it. You get 90 shaves out of one 15ml bottle so you could spend a long time on the trail with just one bottle (or dispense into even smaller containers I guess).

 

http://www.somersetsusa.com/

 can this oil be clean up with soap & water?

 

 

 

 

 

8:39 a.m. on December 25, 2014 (EST)
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I decided about a month ago not to shave this winter so that by the time I return to Wyoming next spring I will have a nice full beard. I am still going through the stages of it curling back on itself and being itchy about once a week. By January it will be getting thick.


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And I like the grey! I will be 59 January 21st.

10:26 a.m. on December 25, 2014 (EST)
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Looking good Gary!

Let it grow, let it grow, let it grow. (Instead of let it snow.)

1:36 p.m. on January 3, 2015 (EST)
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I shave in the winter the same way I shave the rest of the year, a Japanese Feather in an Edwin Jagger DE89L and a dab of Mango Cream shaving cream...alway when I get back to my vehicle, never in the wilderness. After you do that a few times in the cold, a warm humid bathroom after a shower seems to be effortless, just too easy...

7:36 a.m. on January 7, 2015 (EST)
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The same way i do in summers...

:)

however, while camping..... shave... what shave????

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