Baby wipe recommendations?

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Baby wipe recommendations?

Post by geospyder » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:06 pm

I've seen a number of references to using a spray bottle and unscented baby wipes to refresh yourself in lieu of or in addition to a shower. Any recommendations for a specific brand? What about quantity for one person for seven days?
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Re: Baby wipe recommendations?

Post by ygmir » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:10 pm

geospyder wrote:I've seen a number of references to using unscented baby wipes to refresh yourself in lieu of or in addition to a shower. Any recommendations for a specific brand? What about quantity for one person for seven days?
I use rubbing alcohol and a towel, or, paper towel.........and a spray bottle.
works good as a coolant, and, can cleanse........you might want to dilute with water for the tender bits............

just another idea.......
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Post by oneeyeddick » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:46 pm

Rubbing alcohol ?

Really ?


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Post by ygmir » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:12 pm

yeah, it works good for me......refreshing, antiseptic, cleansing..........
maybe my pain threshold is high? and, it really cools you down with a spray.........for coolant I mix it with water, about half.
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Post by oneeyeddick » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:17 pm

I bet you keep your eyes closed when spraying that !!!

I thought you were just joking....alcohol dries the skin out even further that it already is, the only baby wipes we use are alcohol-free, with aloe and possibly lanolin in them.
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Post by ygmir » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:22 pm

well, yeah, I do close my eyes when I spray my face.........I don't suffer from dry skin, so, it seems not to affect me so much. I can see how in might bother some, though.
but, watered down, I'd not think it'd be so bad..........

really is quite cooling, though, as a spritz.
I offered it to lots of folks last year, they all commented how cooling it was, compared to regular water........alcohol evaporates faster at the same temp, so, removes heat faster as well.
at least, that's my theory.

I also carry a bag of assorted essential oils, in case anyone is in need.
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Post by flipper » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:40 pm

Now adays I rely on the Human Carcass Wash, and or a camping shower bag to bathe.

But when it comes to wipes for cleaning the body, I recommend these
(http://www.comfortbath.com/bathing.cfm)

No, seriously. While designed for the bed-bound, you can't get into a bathtub on the playa either... These are designed to be big and sturdy enough to clean an adult... And the playa heat warms them up too... The are usually over in the Medical Supply section of your local pharmacist...

Otherwise, I have a couple packets of travel size wet ones or Charmin wipes when away from camp, and a cheap container of store-brand baby wipes in the tent. The latter is for my wipe the foot-lemon juice rub-lotion rub-clean sock regimen to avoid "playa foot"
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Post by brcprincess » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:40 pm

Last year we used baby wipes with aloe vera in them and they were good for keeping our skin moisturized.

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Post by dragonpilot » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:11 pm

No-Rinse Wipes or ReadyBath washcloths..about 8 to a pack...they're large washcloth sized. I take 'em backpacking when water is going to be scarce.
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Re: Baby wipe recommendations?

Post by chiefdanfox » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:25 pm

geospyder wrote:I've seen a number of references to using a spray bottle and unscented baby wipes to refresh yourself in lieu of or in addition to a shower. Any recommendations for a specific brand? What about quantity for one person for seven days?
I bought a normal generic pack from a discount store. I always took two into a JOTS(wrapping them into a pencil-sized cylinder to keep them from drying out), cleaned the seat prior and after, took the two back to camp in a previously used paper towel (cooking, cleaning, other...etc.) After they dried I burned them. Sue me.

Baby wipes do not replace a shower, but make the trip to the JOTS nicer. NEVER throw your b-wipes into the JOTS. NEVER-EVER.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:04 pm

flipper wrote:Now adays I rely on the Human Carcass Wash, and or a camping shower bag to bathe.

But when it comes to wipes for cleaning the body, I recommend these
(http://www.comfortbath.com/bathing.cfm)

No, seriously. While designed for the bed-bound, you can't get into a bathtub on the playa either... These are designed to be big and sturdy enough to clean an adult... And the playa heat warms them up too... The are usually over in the Medical Supply section of your local pharmacist...
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Post by DrPeffer » Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:31 pm

I will now quote The Great Me (that would be ME) from a previous post:

Fuck baby wipes! Those are for BABIES!!

Fresh Bath Bio Wipes

http://www.rei.com/product/730067

They are about 8 x 10 inches, thick, and they really clean you well, with antibacterial properties. A 'bath' with two or three of them a day will keep you fresh as a daisy all week. No shower or running water needed. There's no alcohol in them, and the best part is that they don't leave you smelling like someone's grandma. Or some grandma's baby. Or some baby. Or, I suppose, some baby's grandma.

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Post by Oldguy » Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:47 pm

My recommendation is to wipe from front to back.

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Post by brcprincess » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:17 pm

One more hint. We use facial wipes for our faces as they tend to be more gentle on your skin than baby wipes. They are designed to remove make up, so they are good at getting the days grime off without drying out your skin.

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Post by robbidobbs » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:20 pm

thank you chiefdanfox.
did you get that folks? if you're going to use baby wipes in the porta potties they NEVER go in the johns. they fuck up the cleaning equipment. take a ziplic baggie with you to put used ones in. and i'm a big fan of burning them later.
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Post by Thecatman » Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:52 pm

I just got some wipes called "eco select." Their claim to fame is it biodegrades in 21 days so if I accidentley leave one as MOOP, it'll be gone in 21 days. Naw! I'm contientious about NOT littering. They contain a "New patented, natural, non-toxic product that helps maintain a healthier lifestyle and environment." Plus they are made in the USA. :shock: :D I found them in the camping section at WallyMart near the stoves. They were $2.88 for a pack of 30.

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Post by Boijoy » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:16 am

awwww just chase the water trucks like everyone else. Just be sure to take a Q tip for your ears after. Gets the bacteria out. :)
Other than that.. Huggies are pretty good.. decent size & the packages are cute.
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Post by Oldguy » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:46 pm

Ah-ha, that's where all those potholes in the road came from... Guys running behind the non-potable water trucks building up muddy platform sandals and leaving holes in the playa...Bloody Mudders!
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Post by oneeyeddick » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:52 pm

I always wondered why the roads were so bumpy compared to the playa.

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Post by robbidobbs » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:21 pm

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Post by RedheadBarbie » Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:09 pm

Generic face wipes stung my face like mad but the generic ones for baby bottoms were fine, go figure.

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vinegar / water solution

Post by joemomma » Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:24 pm

I have used vinegar water solution, I think like 20/30% ..... then I smell like french fries... (hey, from RI originally....)

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Post by AntiM » Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:10 am

RedheadBarbie wrote:Generic face wipes stung my face like mad but the generic ones for baby bottoms were fine, go figure.
I had some Olay facial wipes, and yes, they stung my face out there! They work fine at home. The unscented bargain wipes cleaned well. Cheap is good sometimes, I suppose.

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Post by JulzQ1 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:16 pm

I've gone with unscented, no alcohol wipes. I've just bought the generic kind from Target and been pleased.

Wet Wipes are horrible on my skin because of the alcohol. It dries my skin out like crazy. I'd never use them again.

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Post by Sail Man » Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:59 pm

Oldguy wrote:My recommendation is to wipe from front to back.
Bottom to top? :shock:


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Post by diane o'thirst » Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:15 pm

I wouldn't recommend any flushable wipes, like the Charmin.

The first ingredient is anti-freeze.

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Post by Davoid » Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:31 pm

diane o'thirst wrote:...The first ingredient is anti-freeze.
Might be good for the cold nights.

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