The “I didn’t bathe at all for an entire month, because of science” badge.


Ah, the joys of field work… (SW)



  1. aww.. I’m the first one to do this?
    ok, so I’m the Ecology Director for a reservation/ camp and sometimes (most of the time) I just don’t have the time to shower (…or do laundry)

  2. A few years ago I spent time at the Toolik Lake research station, where the favored way of ‘bathing’ is to spend some time in a sauna. I’m not sure that completely counts as not bathing, but I loved every minute of it.

    Also spent a good while in Guinea, W. Africa, where bucket-bathes were the way to go. I figured out I was clean enough off of 5 liters of water.

  3. That goes with the “science deprived me of my bed” badge, that one. Field work indeed. 6 weeks camping in Greenland. Water was plenty, but came at two degree C (lake water), and undressing meant being surrounded by about a couple thousand mosquitoes in less time that it takes to reach your soap.

    Long story short, we washed crouching in our tent, heating water on a stove and using a small bucket. Of course we were mapping, so hiking up and down hills 12 hours a day. ood thing the climate was not too warm — the day we sat in the helicopter to fly back to base camp was a different story though. You see, helos are heated…

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