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#278526 - 01/05/16 01:41 PM Re: Esbit or Alcohol Stove for GHB [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
bacpacjac Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
Originally Posted By: Treeseeker
You can get many of the items you mention in single use packets. Search for "travel size toiletries."

Deodorant and dental floss are available in single use packets.

Given she's hiking on a trail and the space and weight, deodorant may be more a luxury item. It's her call. The Flosscard I linked may work better.

Originally Posted By: Treeseeker
I haven't seen toothpaste in a single use packet, but you can get it in very small tubes. Here is a 0.6oz tube:

http://www.traveltoiletrykits.com/mm5/me...tegory_Code=ORL

The peppermint liquid castile soap will work as toothpaste and so much more. Given the space and weight, a multi purpose product would work better.

Jeanette Isabelle


No luck finding better stuff yet, but I did add a tiny tube of toothpaste, a travel toothbrush and a small stick of deodarant. Thanks for the reminders and suggestions! I remain on the hunt for better products on the shelves around here. wink
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#278529 - 01/05/16 02:28 PM Re: Esbit or Alcohol Stove for GHB [Re: bacpacjac]
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Originally Posted By: bacpacjac
No luck finding better stuff yet, but I did add a tiny tube of toothpaste, a travel toothbrush and a small stick of deodarant. Thanks for the reminders and suggestions! I remain on the hunt for better products on the shelves around here. wink

I doubt you will find Flosscard on any shelf. You may have to order it unless you know of another source, such as a dentist. Also their web site is currently down.

I don't know what stores are in your area. I would Google "Dr. Bronner Castile Soap," click on "Shopping" and "Available nearby."

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#278531 - 01/05/16 03:51 PM Re: Esbit or Alcohol Stove for GHB [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle

I don't know what stores are in your area. I would Google "Dr. Bronner Castile Soap," click on "Shopping" and "Available nearby."
Jeanette Isabelle


In my area, it is never sold in the big chain stores, but I frequently see in the local health/vitamin stores. You might try there, and if they don't carry it, I'll bet they know where you can get it locally.
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#278532 - 01/05/16 05:14 PM Re: Esbit or Alcohol Stove for GHB [Re: Byrd_Huntr]
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#278534 - 01/05/16 05:26 PM Re: Esbit or Alcohol Stove for GHB [Re: bws48]
bacpacjac Offline
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Originally Posted By: bws48
Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle

I don't know what stores are in your area. I would Google "Dr. Bronner Castile Soap," click on "Shopping" and "Available nearby."
Jeanette Isabelle


In my area, it is never sold in the big chain stores, but I frequently see in the local health/vitamin stores. You might try there, and if they don't carry it, I'll bet they know where you can get it locally.


You guys really do ROCK! Thanks so much for the help!
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#278570 - 01/06/16 05:52 AM Re: Esbit or Alcohol Stove for GHB [Re: bacpacjac]
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Quote:
We have hit -30C with windchill today, and you just tipped me over to the Esbit side of the argument. Thanks!


Hehehe
I live at the other side of the temp spectrum and , like you, I was tipped over to the Esbit side of the argument.

In my corner of the world, alcohol can evaporate, or can spill in the car trunk ... in mid-day August... very scary !!

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#278580 - 01/06/16 03:24 PM Re: Esbit or Alcohol Stove for GHB [Re: bacpacjac]
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I'm carrying a pack of Esbit tabs in my GHB and a Trangia alcohol stove in my BOB. I've been cutting out much of the redundancies in both but those are going to stay because sometimes it rains during a trip, otherwise, I'll use twigs and sticks to heat my food and water.
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#278589 - 01/06/16 06:35 PM Re: Esbit or Alcohol Stove for GHB [Re: wildman800]
Tom_L Offline
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Originally Posted By: wildman800
I'm carrying a pack of Esbit tabs in my GHB and a Trangia alcohol stove in my BOB. I've been cutting out much of the redundancies in both but those are going to stay because sometimes it rains during a trip, otherwise, I'll use twigs and sticks to heat my food and water.


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#278590 - 01/06/16 07:10 PM Re: Esbit or Alcohol Stove for GHB [Re: bacpacjac]
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Liquid castile soap with peppermint acquired! The health food store tip was the magic. Thanks so much for your help, Jeanette_Isabelle and bws48!

EDIT: I just went to swap out the camp soap and toothpaste for the liquid castile soap in my pack. The lid on the camp soap had cracked and leaked. Thank goodness it was in a ziplock bag - but that leaked too. frown Thankfully I found it be I lost more than a maxi pad in my hygiene kit. Phew! And double thanks guys!


Edited by bacpacjac (01/06/16 09:46 PM)
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#278591 - 01/06/16 07:10 PM Re: Esbit or Alcohol Stove for GHB [Re: Tom_L]
bacpacjac Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tom_L
Originally Posted By: wildman800
I'm carrying a pack of Esbit tabs in my GHB and a Trangia alcohol stove in my BOB. I've been cutting out much of the redundancies in both but those are going to stay because sometimes it rains during a trip, otherwise, I'll use twigs and sticks to heat my food and water.


+1...


+2!
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