Doing dishes in the backwoods 5

Doing dishes in the backwoods
The doing dishes task is one of dread for many backpackers because cleaning often involves finding and collecting more water. And after cleaning, you have to walk a few more steps away from the camp area to scatter the waste water. Sometimes it is not a matter of laziness, but of circumstance. It might be ...

Backpacking with contact lens 7

Backpacking with contact lens
If you wear contact lens, chances are you have bad eyesight and dislike wearing glasses. So, is there any reason you should give up wearing your contact lenses when backpacking? No. It is possible to successfully wear and sanitize your contact lenses in the wilderness. You’ll just need to pay attention to maintaining lens hygiene. Bring ...

Brushing Teeth Outdoors 1

Brushing Teeth Outdoors
Brushing teeth while in the woods during a backpacking trip is a different experience than standing in front of a bathroom sink with freely flowing tap water.  We researched a few different options for you to consider as part of your cavity & plaque prevention in the woods. Toothbrush Options Standard – pack out the ...

Feeling Grimy? Grab Dr. Bronners Soap 2

Feeling Grimy? Grab Dr. Bronners Soap
Grubby fingers? Foul breath? Food bits stuck in your teeth? Soiled Dishes? Backpacking without soap can leave you feeling uncomfortable and grimy.  Dr Bronner’s 18-in-1 organic hemp castile soap solves all these problems.  We love this stuff – it is naturally scented, completely organic, biodegradable, highly concentrated, and serves a multitude of uses. Use Sparingly ...