Body cleaning wipes

1:47 p.m. on January 16, 2016 (EST)
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I have never used cleaning wipes to "shower" in the back country, but I was wanting to pick some up for an upcoming trip. What have y'all used? What kinds do you like or not like? Thanks!

2:34 p.m. on January 16, 2016 (EST)
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Unscented, so as not to attract bears.

2:51 p.m. on January 16, 2016 (EST)
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Ahhh.... Good advice!

4:56 p.m. on January 16, 2016 (EST)
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Not what you are asking but a kitchen cloth is what I use.

They don't last all that long but good enough for several 2-4 day trips, easy to wash, dry very fast, cheap and only about 1/2 an ounce.

This type :


6:45 p.m. on January 16, 2016 (EST)
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Since much of my mountaineering is at high altitudes above where the bears are, hence the scent is not important (high in the Andes, Alaska Range, etc), there are several brands of "towel" size (more like dish-towel size than bath-towel).

Hmmm, actually, on the Kahiltna Glacier in the Alaska Range, there have been the occasional bear sighted crossing the col at 10,000 ft. But they just seem to hurry on their way across the col and not bother human encampments.

6:54 p.m. on January 16, 2016 (EST)
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11:08 p.m. on January 16, 2016 (EST)
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For years I just used tea bags after making morning tea. It's surprisingly refreshing. But, after switching to coffee I started using the little lemon scented wipes that come in MREs. Similar wipes can be bought at drug stores. In winter, I usually heat them up next to the stove. I prefer the lemon scented variety best.

12:19 a.m. on January 18, 2016 (EST)
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I don't really clean up much when in the backcountry.  If there's water about, I just wipe down with a pack towel.  But something I never leave home without is a few Dude Wipes brand moist towelettes, individually wrapped.  They are perfect to cleaning up after using the cat hole.

12:21 a.m. on January 18, 2016 (EST)
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I just looked those up last night and was wondering about them! Guess I'll pick some up! 

9:14 p.m. on January 18, 2016 (EST)
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I use one of those soft blue kitchen sponges Cut in half. Heard about it on a podcast so i figured i would guve it a trY. Very pleased, havnt looked back since.

6:17 p.m. on January 20, 2016 (EST)
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I just bring a pack of baby wipes. They are versatile in that I can use them to clean before, and after I eat....

12:22 a.m. on January 24, 2016 (EST)
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ahhh...just be stinky! Ive had to go weeks in the field with no shower 

4:31 p.m. on January 25, 2016 (EST)
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I use Coleman biodegradable wipes. But I use them in place of toilet paper. Really helps cut down on Monkey Butt Syndrome. 

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