Apr 24, 2009 at 1:53 pm #1235856
@jmathesLocale: Southeast US
There's another thread titled "My little baggie of important stuff." Folks including myself have posted what they have and included photos. Lots of great ideas. I got to thinking about other little things I've done for repackaging and downsizing things in my hygiene kit.
I don't like to smell stinky hikers and I don't want to smell myself, but I don't want to carry a big deodorant container, not even a travel size. Here's how I repackaging deodorant
stick deodorant in container before repackaging 2.7oz
1- deodorant and container for repackaging
2- shave a small amount of deo
3- loosely place shavings in container
4- place open container in microwave for 10-12 seconds, deo will soften and form to the shape of new container
5- let cool to room temp
6- label and ready to use
deodorant in new container 0.5 oz, this is a smaller amount of deo due to container size, larger containers are available. I found this container at REI, about 20¢ and reusable.
I apply by using my fingers then wipe any excess on my feetApr 25, 2009 at 7:06 pm #1496994
cool idea. good thinking. i'll have to give that a shot.Apr 25, 2009 at 8:27 pm #1497010
so, how do you push it out and apply it?Apr 26, 2009 at 3:01 am #1497031
@kentLocale: High Sierra
> so, how do you push it out and apply it?
see last line of JJ's original post.Apr 26, 2009 at 3:23 am #1497033
@mikefaedundeeLocale: Under a bush in Scotland
Wearing merino base-layers saves having to carry any deo.
Nice thinking though. :)Apr 28, 2009 at 1:54 pm #1497580
@aeronauticalLocale: Stoke Newington, London, UK.
That's a neat idea, and I like how the deo' forms the container's shape when heated.Apr 28, 2009 at 2:49 pm #1497596
@kamperdaveLocale: VA, DC, MD
Pardon the noob (that's me) but isn't deodorant one of those things that you'd typically NOT want in your tent at night? I just assumed all backpackers had that… wonderful… backpacker smell? Have I been offending my friends for no reason?
-DaveApr 28, 2009 at 5:36 pm #1497624
@beepLocale: Land of 11, 842 lakes
Not all deodorants are scented… =-)Apr 28, 2009 at 6:11 pm #1497629
@cbertLocale: N. California
i think i used some old spice stick – just plucked out the stuff on the bottom of the stick & stuck it in what i think is an identical container to the one pictured
it's wax-like and moldable – i just kinda squeezed with my hand it into a suitable shape & plopped into the container
i think one such container full has been lasting me for a long time now – at least 20 or so applications & it's got a lot of life leftApr 29, 2009 at 4:48 am #1497751
@kamperdaveLocale: VA, DC, MD
> Not all deodorants are scented… =-)
Touche! :-)Apr 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm #1497922
@matthewjamesrobertsLocale: San Fernando Valley
I just reduced my 1.5oz travel size deodorant stick down to 3/8 ounce!!!Apr 29, 2009 at 6:28 pm #1497925
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