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Old 11-17-2015   #1
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Market research - Soap

What kind of soap does everyone use around camp?

1) Whatever is cheap and/or has a pump dispenser
2) Dr. Bronner's
3) Old school bar soap
4) Something really cool that I don't even know about yet

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Old 11-17-2015   #2
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#1. Cheap antibiotic soap, with a pump that screws closed. Biodegradable if the option is on the shelf.

campsuds or Walmart camp soap. soap, just sand and water

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Old 11-17-2015   #3
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Usually Dr. bronner's, some times camp sud's , the bronner's i can find economy sizes at city market, use the stuff at home to.
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Old 11-17-2015   #4
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Castile soap (just like Dr. Bronners) but in a hard bar not liquid. Doesn't spill and lasts forever. I pack it in a plastic soap dish with a small nylon scrubbie.
For hand washing use the scrubbie, for dishes and such I just use a river knife and add some fine shavings to hot water.
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Old 11-17-2015   #5
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Palmolive. For everything. Kinda like the military has has a single fuel initiative, I have a single soap policy. I think most biodegradable soaps have to be dispersed in soil to degrade. Most my trips ate desert cruising, soap goes in river.
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Old 11-17-2015   #6
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Dr. Bronner's because it's biodegradable, easy to find, and my Sunday morning sermon/meditation is right there on the label.

Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse
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Old 11-17-2015   #7
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Bronners is available in bar form.
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Old 11-18-2015   #8
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Market research - Soap

The same stuff I use at home. Dr. Bronners. Liquid is great. Stuff is cheap. And reading the label is about as informative as any thread that Herbaleaf participates in.
I'm not sure why anyone would still use anti bacterial stuff.

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Old 11-18-2015   #9
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I'm a nurse, and I use the same body & hair wash that we use at work. Gentle Rain mild. I have always found that the bio soaps leave my skin and hair very dry. Gentle Rain leaves my skin and hair soft and it has a pleasant smell. Concentrated, so a little goes a long way. Available on Amazon. Whenever I go to a conference and a vendor is giving the small sample bottles away, I grab a bunch.
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Old 11-18-2015   #10
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Many people have mentioned home use. I read somewhere before remodeling my last bathroom, and have seen it to be true;

Bar soap = Soap Scum

The hard fats that allow soap to be hard vs. liquid are what make soap scum. Use liquid soap, no more scum to scrub off your shower/tub sink/etc.

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