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Old 07-11-2018, 03:40 PM   #1
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How do you shave?

I will be boondocking in a few days. I have 2 shaving methods at the house. One is dry shaving with an Norelco Phillips which requires a charged battery. My other method is in the shower with a disposable razor. When I shave in the shower I use more water.

So do I use electricity or more water?

At the house use both methods about equally depending on my mood.

Or - do I buy a new One Blade? I am leaning toward a new One Blade and dry shave every 3rd day.
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Easy, I don't shave when boondocking!
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Easy, I don't shave when boondocking!
+1 Shaving is an unnecessary evil
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You could always go to a washcloth to moisten your face, some shaving cream and a razor. Another wet washcloth to wipe off any leftover shaving cream. Millions of men do it every day....
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X3 for not shaving.


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I will be boondocking as long as 6 weeks. When I was younger I would not shave but now it bothers me after 3 days not to shave.

I will want to shave.
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I will probably shave using the tailgate of the truck and use a bowl of water. 1/2 gallon ofvwater and use a disposable twin blade razor once a week to get a close shave.

I will buy the one blade and dry shave in between.

I find it interesting that after 45 years of shaving it is becoming more a PIA than ever before in my life.

Shaving used to be a non-event, but now it is a bigger production...ugh.
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I will be boondocking as long as 6 weeks. When I was younger I would not shave but now it bothers me after 3 days not to shave.

I will want to shave.

You're right. 3 day old stubble will be itchy. Fortunately, after a week or so, is gets softer, and stops being bothersome.


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Old 07-11-2018, 04:41 PM   #9
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I use a Norelco and shave every other day. It'll go a few weeks on a charge. If I had to go six weeks without charging it I'd probably buy a second one and leave home with both charged. But really, it doesn't take much to charge a razor. Are you going to use other things that need charged? Phone? Computer? If so, I'd just add the razor to the mix as needed.
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I regularly use about a quart of water to shave, every other day. Small mixing bowl. Conserving water is a way of life for us. The less we use, the less often we have to dump the tanks and refill with fresh.
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Yes, I have a phone and a laptop to keep charged and plan to run a generator 2 to 3 hours per day to keep things charged. I shave every other day a lot also. I have been watching YouTube on the Norelco One Blade. The product tester said 45 minutes on a charge and it takes 3 - 4 minutes to shave. So with the generator the One Blade may be the best. My other electric shaver is getting dull. I may buy new blades for it also. But may sharpen then on a mirror with a fine grit paste.

Now that I think about it with sharp blades I do like that shaver. I can do a dry shave and all the clipping are captured inside the razor.

Ugh, or every 3rd day take a slightly longer shower and use the double blade disposable razor.

I will have a laptop, cell phone, 2 lights,
to keep charged. Easy to add an electric shaver.
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I'm new around here, thought this was an entertainment thread...apparently not. I guess I have bigger problems than figuring out how to charge an electric razor once a week or so. My Norelco style electric razor holds a 60 minute charge...that's a lot of shaving.
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Boy oh boy, I feel like I'm the only one I know that enjoys shaving. I truly look forward to the every morning ritual. My regimen entails soaking a cake of shaving soap in a shaving mug with very hot water, and my brush submerged at the same time. The Badger hair brush yields luxury lather, and I always shave after I shower, when my beard is moist. I have used a heavy metal handled Gilette multi-blade razor for decades. I relish the feeling of a completely smooth face. Just odd I guess. I find the appearance of a short stubble beard on myself and others unappealing. R.T.
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I'm new around here, thought this was an entertainment thread...apparently not. I guess I have bigger problems than figuring out how to charge an electric razor once a week or so. My Norelco style electric razor holds a 60 minute charge...that's a lot of shaving.
I'm sure we've all got bigger problems, but that doesn't keep us from thinking about the smaller ones.
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