scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: Women camping hints
James Taylor (jtaylor@EC.RR.COM
Tue Jul 11 2000 - 10:40:38 CDT
The baby butt wipes are a great idea for everyone. Water can be a precious
commodity on the trail. There are now flushable wipes on the market (have to read
the labels) which should be biodegradable. Just be sure to practice LNT.
> For on-the-trail hygiene I always pack a packet of unscented baby butt wipes
> in my fanny pack-- they come 10 to a package in resealable plastic envelopes,
> not just in those hard little blue tubs. I personally find that 10 is enough
> for about 3-4 days, but YMMV <G>. I throw the used ones into the mesh bag in
> my pack with my used tee shirts and underwear (assuming I actually get a
> chance to CHANGE tee shirts and underwear <yuk>) and they dry out
> odorlessly, oddly enough. Then I casually dispose of them in the nearest
> trash receptacle and they just look like kleenex. They do not
> decompose/biodegrade, as they are designed to stay moist a long time (in
> their packets) without disintegrating, so are not appropriate for burying in
> LNT areas.
James Taylor Red Fox SE-308
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