Sep 10, 2013 at 12:37 pm #1307521
Should I put this in the SUL section???? After conversations there I get the feeling those guys don't take deodorant on their trips.
Anyway, my wife is NOT helping my OCD of finding 'light' gear at all by finding these little beauties for me :):
It weighs 11.1g (0.39 ounce). probably not good for a very long time but a little squirt after a wash is all I am guessing you'll need.
Weight wise it is on par at exactly the same weight with my chapstick deodorant (I got the idea off another BPL-er):Sep 10, 2013 at 7:02 pm #2023808
The lightest would be none.Sep 10, 2013 at 7:17 pm #2023814
+1 that stuff probably smells worse than nothing.
LT -19 days 3 showers.. never cared. no one on the trail cares either.
and i'd laugh my ass off if someone mixed up their deodorant chapstick and real stuff hahaSep 10, 2013 at 7:25 pm #2023818
@ouzelLocale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
"that stuff probably smells worse than nothing."
Not to a bear. I can visualize it now: Cheep Thrill # 1042, a bear nuzzling your pits in the middle of the night. Oooohhhhh……Sep 11, 2013 at 5:39 am #2023898
@jcholmesLocale: SouthEastern US
I'm thinking no bear is interested in pit or foot funk.
No deodorant for me…I'll clean up after the hike.Sep 11, 2013 at 5:43 am #2023899
"After conversations there I get the feeling those guys don't take deodorant on their trips."
Like all the posts so far? I don't take either. But I don't use it at all anyway.Sep 19, 2013 at 1:43 am #2026047
@bumpassLocale: The Far Left Coast? : /
All depends if you sleep solo or not…… ;)Sep 19, 2013 at 2:48 am #2026048
@bolsterLocale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
I've noticed that Bpl tends to throw rocks at the mention of deodorant. I carry it, and would like to know your source. Feel free to ignore the stinkers.Sep 19, 2013 at 8:07 am #2026093
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
Some called him a vagabond
Some called him a vagrant
But they all knew when he was around
Because he was so fragrant.
–B.G.–Sep 19, 2013 at 10:27 am #2026123
@acrosomeLocale: Back in the Front Range
I just shave chips from a normal white stick deodorant into a minibalm jar and microwave it to melt them down. Smear it into place with a fingertip. Easier than stocking a special backpacking aerosol.Sep 19, 2013 at 10:29 am #2026127
@ckrusorLocale: Northwest US
I have to agree with Sheila. When I hike alone, I have no qualms about offending the squirrels, but when I hike with my wife, I prefer to be approachable.
This micro aerosol deodorant is a good find if you like the deodorant that's in it. I find that aerosol deodorants often have overwhelming scents. Some of them could be used in a pinch as a substitute for tear gas. One of the nice things about filling a chapstick tube is that it weighs the same but you have lots of options. You can pick your favorite deodorant. I chose an unscented and *mostly* natural deodorant to put in mine.Sep 19, 2013 at 1:08 pm #2026174
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
>"After conversations there I get the feeling those guys don't take deodorant on their trips."
Yeah, they actually shave their pits to cut down on total weight.
Nice find in that it is off-the-shelf. I'll stick with my refill chapstick tube (also 11 grams as you note), but good to know.
Multi-purpose ideas: what is the propellent? Try lighting it with a mini-Bic. It would make an impromptu bear startler akin to a flare if you set off a few 2-foot flames in front of a curious bruin. Signaling for a rescue at night. Fire starting.Sep 19, 2013 at 1:12 pm #2026175
I agree, the lightest deodorant is none.
That said, if you want the lightest weight antiperspirant or deodorant, that carries well and gives at least a few days of protection, then I suggest you use one of the crystal deodorants. I just break off a small chunk and put it in a mini ziplock and carry it in my toiletry kit.
For those unfamiliar with using a crystal, you wet it lightly with water to apply it. Each application can last up to 3 days, unless you bathe or shower in between.
You can find them in most health/natural stores or the toiletry sections of drug stores, or Walmart type places. They come in both regular or travel size.Sep 19, 2013 at 1:13 pm #2026176
@justin_bakerLocale: Santa Rosa, CA
I find it works better to clean yourself up instead of trying to mask the smell. Wash your body with a wet rag each night and wash your pits out with soap. Your clothes will start smelling less that you do and if you keep your body clean, your clothes stay cleaner.Sep 19, 2013 at 1:25 pm #2026182
"I've noticed that Bpl tends to throw rocks at the mention of deodorant. I carry it, and would like to know your source. Feel free to ignore the stinkers."
Sorry for late reply;
Don't know if this will help you but the local reject/$2 dollar shop's 'travel' section.
:)Sep 19, 2013 at 1:27 pm #2026183
"I just shave chips from a normal white stick deodorant into a minibalm jar and microwave it to melt them down. Smear it into place with a fingertip. Easier than stocking a special backpacking aerosol."
…..er, that's in my original post, it's my second picture.
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