|Once curtains are put up for privacy, |
this is where I bathe and brush teeth in the Prius.
|For daily bathing -- wash cloths, spray bottle of |
plain water, spray bottle of witch hazel solution,
lotion and deodorant.
My washing order usually follows the same routine -- face, upper body, feet, crotch. If my feet are especially dirty, I'll clean them separately with a paper towel. I wash before bed to keep my night cloths and bedding as clean as possible. And I also wash before dressing in the morning.
In order to accommodate this routine, I bring 20 cotton wash cloths with me because I do laundry every 10 days.
For washing my hair, whether on the road or not, I only use hair conditioner. Somehow the conditioner does a great job of cleaning and getting the oil out of my hair. I've had this habit for about a decade. On the road, it works good because I only need to bring one product. Between washings, I use a small amount of corn starch as a dry wash if needed.
To wash my hair I try to find a campground with a shower. But, when that's not possible, I wash my hair over a bucket. First I spray it wet with plain water, then rub in the conditioner. Using warmed water, I rinse it over the bucket. My hair usually needs to be washed about every 10 days.
|For daily brushing -- SonicCare tooth bush, spray bottle with water,|
floss and toothpaste.
I brush my teeth using a SonicCare toothbrush that uses batteries. To rinse and clean the brush, I spray with plain water. The spittle is disposed of in a bottle which is later emptied and cleaned.
The Prius is "self-contained." So, that means I have a bathroom (of sorts). I put the curtains are up for privacy.
|A laundry detergent bottle is used for pee.|
|Freshette, a female urinary device, used for peeing |
standing up (while hiking) or in the bottle (if needed).
The clear tube extends out for use.
|For poo -- a 2-gallon bucket with a bag liner (a Double |
Doodie liner in this pic) and a Luggable Loo Seat Cover.