Camping HygieneCamping Hygiene can be the difference between enjoying yourself in the outdoors and being preoccupied, daydreaming about a shower and a bar of soap. The point of camping, hiking and backpacking, after all, is to enjoy the outdoors, so it makes sense to take along the necessary camping hygiene products to be able to do that.
Here are a few backpacking hygiene products that you should consider taking with you in to the outdoors, to make your time spent there more enjoyable and, ultimately, rewarding.
Camping Hygiene Products List
- Dr. Bronners Soap - Camp soap is the lynch pin of any camping hygiene kit. You'll need it for cleaning dishes, yourself and maybe even your clothes too. And rather than bringing along a different soap for each task, why not bring along one soap that does it all? Dr. Bronners is an all-in-one soap perfect for bringing camping with you. It can even be used as camping toothpaste, provided you pick a good flavor, of course. Also consider picking up a dropper bottle so you only have to bring as much soap as you need, and not the whole bottle of Dr. Bronners. See what other camping soap options there are.
- Sea to Summit Pocket Shower - A portable shower is a great way to stay clean while in the outdoors, and is an ideal addition to your backpacking hygiene kit if you like to go to bed clean, rather than sweaty. The Pocket Shower from Sea to Summit weighs only 120 grams, or 4.25 ounces, has a 10 Liter capacity, comes with a convenient hanging cord and is black, so you can fill it with water when you get in to camp and let the sun warm it up for you while you set everything else up. A portable shower is the kind of camping hygiene product that you try once and then wonder how you ever went in to the outdoors without it.
- MSR Personal Packtowl - It's difficult to have a shower without a towel, but you certainly don't want to be lugging around a big, heavy towel either. The MSR Personal Packtowl is the ideal compromise. It's light -- the smallest size is just 28 grams, or 1 ounce -- and comes in a variety of sizes. The material is extremely absorbent and dries quickly too, so you don't need a lot of towel to get dry, though you might need to wring it out once or twice to get the job done. They also get excellent reviews, so the Packtowl is a good choice to add to your camping hygiene kit. If you're looking for something else in a camping towel, take a look at the Camping Towels page.
- Liberty Mountain Tush Wipes - Sure you could just take a roll from the bathroom at home, but this is backpacking hygiene, and there's something better than the roll from home. Tush Wipes, from Liberty Mountain come embedded with witch hazel, which is a natural astringent and anti-inflammatory, which helps with itching, irritation and burning. Wiping will feel so good that you'll have to restrain yourself from using them all in one sitting. Definitely an item worth adding to the camping hygiene kit.