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Help me sort of rough it, car camping style

My boyfriend is a bike mechanic and he's going to be providing support for a large mountain bike stage race taking place over six days. He asked me to come, which sounds like a fun active vacation thing to do. It will be him and his business partner in a company truck, and me in a second car. There will be hot sweaty days of work, chilly nights and a mix of car camping and possibly a hotel here and there. I'd like advice on clothing and what else I should bring, for comfort and utility. [more inside]
posted by tatiana131 on May 9, 2014 - 11 answers

Searching for an adult smelling deodorant.

It has been decades since I've worn deodorant. I think I need to start wearing it again for a couple of reasons. All of the deodorants at the drugstore smell to me either cheap, or like something a teenager would wear. Is there somewhere else I should search? Can anyone recommend anything? Roll-on, non-antiperspirant preferred. (Please no salt stone suggestions, they have not worked for me.)
posted by OmieWise on Jul 1, 2013 - 40 answers

Keeping a beard respectable

My friend is growing a beautiful bushy beard and moustache. After several months it's wonderfully luxuriant. But, it's got to the stage where he can't eat without spillage. As for soup, forget about it - he can hardly have a mouthful before he has to wield a napkin and wipe spoonfuls away. My friend is very elegant and finds this sloppiness excruciating, especially in public. [more inside]
posted by glasseyes on Jan 11, 2013 - 21 answers

My (unwashed) hands are clean.

I have become adept at urinating without touching anything. Do I still need to wash my hands? [more inside]
posted by troll on Dec 26, 2011 - 45 answers

What are the ideal cupboard conditions in which to hygienically store cups?

What are the ideal cupboard conditions in which to hygienically store cups? [more inside]
posted by troll on Jul 7, 2011 - 23 answers

Don't use that there!!!

My boyfriend and I have very different views on what constitutes "clean". I'm not talking about differences when it comes to keeping one's room neat and organized. We're on the same page about that. I'm talking about re-using towels, sponges, dirty dish rags, and keeping counter tops SANITARY. Help me parse this one out. [more inside]
posted by patronuscharms on Jun 13, 2011 - 50 answers

How to shower with a busted hand?

Hack my hygiene! Yesterday I fell, hard, and broke 3 fingers on my left hand. (It's now wrapped in a stiff splint, with only my index finger and thumb operative, waiting to see the doc this week). I also have large abrasions above and below my left eye. How the heck am I supposed to shower, wash my hair, &c. without use of both hands? Complications inside. [more inside]
posted by That's Numberwang! on Feb 20, 2011 - 24 answers

Something about this situation stinks.

My 19-year-old brother and housemate stinks. He's smelled funky for years, and it's not getting better. How can I either get him cleaned up or trick myself into not caring? [more inside]
posted by VelveteenBabbitt on Jan 20, 2011 - 48 answers

These hands... they look so strong.

Given the option of either soap and warm water, or alcohol-based hand sanitizer, which should I use to clean my hands?
posted by davidjmcgee on Oct 13, 2010 - 15 answers

Hand washing in the kitchen sink

Is it okay to wash your hands in the kitchen sink? [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Aug 30, 2010 - 37 answers

Ugly dirt marring expensive glasses

How do I keep the bottom edge of my half-frame glasses clean? [more inside]
posted by castironskillet on Nov 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Chip off the ol' molar

How worried should I be about my chipped tooth? [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on May 21, 2009 - 11 answers

Footcare for a non-bendy person.

A dear friend of mine is morbidly obese. He has a variety of medical issues which are mostly being addressed. He has several related issues that are not - mostly hygiene related. Help me help him. (possible squick inside). [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Oct 26, 2008 - 12 answers

Refilling contact lens solution bottles - eye or nay?

Refilling contact lens solution bottles with contact lens solution? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Apr 3, 2007 - 20 answers

Dental Hygiene

In light of tthis alarming story, I'm wondering how many times a day MeFites brush their teeth. How about flossing? [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Nov 30, 2004 - 53 answers

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