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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