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#228048 - 07/19/11 02:00 AM Re: BOBWABUK [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
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I built a couple of similar kits recently. (One for my office and one for rapid-deployment overnights.) Although leaning more to the feminine side of the equation, it's pretty similar. (No shave oil, just soap.)

My kit also has dental floss and nail clippers with a nail file, a little bottle of mouthwash, small bottle of lotion with an integrated SPF, baby/feminine wipes and some feminine hygene stuff.

At the risk of being crude, I added a tea light and some matches, for those times when an air freshener would come in handy, and for adding sustained light (even mood lighting!) when needed where none might be. Also, many of us girls who have had babies got a little squirt bottle at the hospital for personal cleansing. It uses little water and works wonders.
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#228049 - 07/19/11 02:03 AM Re: BOBWABUK [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
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I don't know if you have it where you are but Ivory soap works great as a shampoo. Finding mini bars can be tough here, so i get a big one, shave off pieces, and keep in a ziplock bag.
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#228071 - 07/19/11 06:51 PM Re: BOBWABUK [Re: bacpacjac]
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I don't know if you have it where you are but Ivory soap works great as a shampoo. Finding mini bars can be tough here, so i get a big one, shave off pieces, and keep in a ziplock bag.


Thank you for the suggestion. Ivory soap is available in the UK, but I have never used this actual brand before. I have another brand of soap called 'Simple soap' (which is unscented etc) at home as well, which would be very similar. The Lomond Bog Myrtle and Nettle soap is also very good, containing a mild antiseptic, antifungal and mild insect repellent. It is also has a clean and very refreshing fragrance. I also need to get hold of a WW2 Aluminium Soap dish to add to the kit.

http://www.dubora.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=508

I have also decided to add some Equilibra Extra Aloe Vera Dermo Gel as well for its cooling aftersun effect.

http://www.chemistdirect.co.uk/equilibra-extra-aloe-vera-dermo-gel_1_28371.html

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#228078 - 07/19/11 08:51 PM Re: BOBWABUK [Re: bacpacjac]
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bacpacjac: This comes from a guy (me). I find your posts anything but crude. There may some other girls and ladies out there lurking on the site who are looking for just this type of information. They may be a little hesitant to ask about those very personal things. I know I can refer girls and ladies to your posts because they are practical and proven. Thank you for your willingness to share.
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#228089 - 07/20/11 01:26 AM Re: BOBWABUK [Re: MoBOB]
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Thanks MoBob! It's funny that I was thinking of starting a thread about my kit but discounted the idea because us girls are so outnumbered here. I try to restrict it to general terms like "feminine hygene products", "underwear", etc. but we do have specific needs that we have to address. That will be relevant to the women and some of the guys (husbands, fathers, grandfathers, boyfriends...) but am sensative to the squeamish factor. (Someone made a remark about the limited need for TP/wipes on another thread, and I just left it "yup, something like that" instead of getting to specific. )
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#228100 - 07/20/11 02:11 PM Re: BOBWABUK [Re: bacpacjac]
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Originally Posted By: bacpacjac
It's funny that I was thinking of starting a thread about my kit but discounted the idea because us girls are so outnumbered here.


When I built my wife's kit, I threw in a bunch of pads, but honestly didn't give it any more thought than that. I'd appreciate it if you would start a thread about those needs.

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#228106 - 07/20/11 06:58 PM Re: BOBWABUK [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
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Good idea Chaos!
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#228107 - 07/20/11 06:59 PM Re: BOBWABUK [Re: chaosmagnet]
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Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
Originally Posted By: bacpacjac
It's funny that I was thinking of starting a thread about my kit but discounted the idea because us girls are so outnumbered here.


When I built my wife's kit, I threw in a bunch of pads, but honestly didn't give it any more thought than that. I'd appreciate it if you would start a thread about those needs.


I agree wholeheartedly. If it gets to "girly" (squeamish) for us macho types, we should avoid it. The ladies can also use the Messaging feature for "specifics" if they wish to maintain "decorum."

I say again, go gangbusters on this.
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#228110 - 07/20/11 07:29 PM Re: BOBWABUK [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
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You're on! The thread is started! Thanks for the support guys!
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#228183 - 07/21/11 11:41 PM Re: BOBWABUK [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
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If you were a bearded guy, what would add? DH has a beard so I'd like to make sure I've got that covered. Scissors seem obvious. Maybe tweasers for ingrown whiskers?
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