I've watched Alone in the Wilderness 1 and 2 about 10 times each and it just struck me: he never once mentions taking a shower or washing his clothes.
I get that he lived alone and didn't have to worry about using AXE (tm) Bodywash to attract grills, but how would he practice basic hygiene without even a gravity shower? He could have easily rigged something up to the bottom of the raised cache he built and warm water up on his stove.
It looks cold where he is, he doesn't have the need to bathe as he doesn't sweat profusely, certainly looks too cold for most bugs and is sure he isn't shoveling shit or doing gross farm related chores.
If he truly needed to he could always steam shower and steam wash his clothes.
I'm not sure on local flora but I'd suggest using saponin containing plants to make suds to wash yourself, then as an added bonus if you go in a pond or smallish body of water you get a free lunch as it's piscicidal.
Other than that you just rotate clothes and wash them in a lake and dry when not in use. Even a home I don't use soaps or shampoo, the body doesn't need it, just water
also you dont need a shower, in my country its called a "cats bath" . you just get a pot with warm water an a cloth /sponge and wipe down your body, first with soap water then clear water. a tiny bit of water is all you need and just stand on a towel or outside.
My fetish is that they dont wash between clients then I have them do face sitting and then no condom intercourse.
After this I rush home and have unprotected sex with my wife.
I feel horrible afterwords but soiling my sweet innocent wife with a whores hideous filthy juices is the most arousing thing I have ever felt.
I am so sorry Laura ;__;
Then there is the Nigger bath. Usually done by crackheads hobos and assorted ghetto trash by washing their underwear in the sink at McDonalds or 7-11, sometimes accompanied by a fire in the trashcan if its cold outside
>Even a home I don't use soaps or shampoo, the body doesn't need it, just water
Bacteria...oil...dead skin. Water alone isn't enough, you can maybe get away with it once or twice if you aren't really dirty but I've never been able to cut soap out completely and I can't imagine how anyone realistically could.
>builds himself a nice cabin far away from civilization and decides to live there alone
>doesn't build a sauna or a sweat lodge
There's literally no reason for you to not build one.
This I will conceed.
Give those tatty sluts another 30-40 years, take out the ear gages and nose rings and there will be a new attraction at the circus right in between the bearded lady and the dog faced boy!
I'm in the US Army and the term we use is "bird bath", and I've taken many when showers were full or when we were out and about.
Though they teach you to only wash the "hot spots" ie face armpits groin feet, I manage to get my entire body. Nothing like feeling clean and fresh ready to get all dirty again innawoods.
Did this myself for three years living in a log cabin with no running water, phone or electric.
Heated water in a wash basin over a kerosene heater (winter) and as described, started top down, feet after ass.
Didn't want stinky foot water on my butthole, ymmv. Got easier every year.
Same here, I've always been paranoid about getting a fungal infection from my feet, on my genitals/ass area.
Care to tell me more about living in the cabin, and what you did every day?
Ok. Not about relationships, phylosophy or religion, just lifestyle.
Roughly 2/3 years I had a job in town I would drive in for, about 35 miles. Small town, so 35 miles out was dark skies, I mean dark! 40 acre properties, most no improvements. None.
Mine was one of the few exceptions, nearest neighbors a couple miles, several miles after that for the next. Mostly did not visit, ever unless an emergency like dead battery.
Took a solid year off. Read the entire Robert A Heinlein canon. Had a wind generator by the with small battery bank. Watched the entire Northern Exposure series... in rerun! My daily vice.
Washed clothes and got water in town. 5 gallon bottles. Sponge/whore/hobo/WHATEVER bath daily! Warm enamel washbasin over kerosene heater, lay down towel, wash face, shampoo hair and rinse with freash reserve water, start moving down. Feet last. Fresh towel to dry off. Hang towels to dry.
Very simple fair, included potato, onion, eggs, SPAM, beans, Rice-a- Roni (the San Fransico treat!), oatmeal. Very basic. Between that and feeding the woodburner, I stayed fit!
Changed my life, but I almost never comment on "I want to live inna woods" threads.
It has changed my life, none the less.
Anon, whatever you do, no matter what you do, even if you do nothing else... FOREVER...
DO NOT GOOGLE IMG SEARCH BLUE WAFFLE DESIESE (sp).
DO NOT DO IT!
DON'T DO IT!
NO MATTER WHAT!
> mfw I warned the stupid fuck
When you warn me that way what choice do I have?
You make me so curious ;_;
Got it. I am permascarred, myself.
This could be /out/'s new meme sticker!
The only thing you "need" soap for is to wash away oils.
Unless you are coming into contact with exterior oils, natural body oils do not need to be washed away.
Everything else is dealt with by a little bit of proper scrubbing.
Soap has been used for thousands of years for a reason...but agree a human can survive without it lol
In his journals he mentions doing laundry and heating water for a wash/bath. I just assume he cleans up now and then, he never really wrote about stuff like that. If he took a bath one day it probably wouldn't be recorded in his journal because he'd be writing about which way the wind was blowing or what the porcupines are doing instead.
i got that once, absolute hell on earth, took months to get rid of and my ass cheeks weeped constantly, they flaked dead skin and took ages to heal, if you got what i got in the wild you would have to return to civilisation to get rid of it with medicine
You might be the most disgusting human being on planet earth.
It was also reasonably common for Abraham Lincoln to sleep with grown men in his bed while his wife slept in the other room.
>Soap has been used for thousands of years for a reason
Because it makes you smell pretty. You don't need to bathe nearly as often as society would have you believe to be healthy, it just keeps your from smelling like, well a human. And unless you're in an area where it's important to keep clean due to gangrene or fungus growth you can easily not do full bathing for weeks or if the middle ages are any indication, years.
To a point maybe. Most was just shit like measles and such that we scoff at today that was deadly back then. But if you made it past like 5, you had a good chance of living to see 60-70.
Some of them probably did. Wealthy ladies would also pay good money for the scrapings of famous soldiers and successful gladiators. I don't know what they did with them because I got kind of grossed out and stopped reading.
1. Build trough, 4'x4'x3'
2. Fill with water
3. Heat rocks and add to water, remove and reheat
4. Wash off with cold water like a man, soap and rinse
5. Enjoy your hot bath
We have a cabin and built another one on the same property (>75 acres). It didn't have plumbing and the first order of business was to simulate it with an elevated water tank and gravity. We have an old Queen Anne in there with a side water heater so we don't have to use rocks. The trough is good for all kinds of other shit than bathing as well.
The elevated water tank is fucking brilliant and I don't know why this isn't a standard feature in off the grid homes. We can even take hot showers, like 4 gallons at a time.
Off grid living is the comfiest of all, no need to do it half assed.
this, sort of.
When I'm /out/ and want a shower or to bathe but it's not an option I stand very close to the campfire and downwind of all the smoke. It's more or less just an act of kindness to the people you're with, as the smoke smell just masks your stench.
Not a troll but i have managed to stay clean for the holidays. This is the longest i have gone.
If you are wondering, i really do love my beautiful wife
Dont be so judgmental anon, I am sure you have some fetishes that others would think were weird.