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Personal hygiene items as EDC...

Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by gstojinovic, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. gstojinovic

    gstojinovic Loaded Pockets

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    As posted in one of threads
    http://edcforums.com/showthread.php/82448-Do-you-carry-a-handkerchief-Why/page3

    Handkerchief is Personal Hygiene Item, and do you EDC any other, and what are they?

    During service the "must have" in soldiers pocket (upper left on shirt) was "Personal Hygiene Kit" and it was inspected on morning lineup after raising a flag...

    Content:
    1. Handkerchief (army issued)
    2. Comb (black plastic one army issued)
    3. Small mirror
    4. Small sewing kit (army issued)

    Untill then I've lost some hair so I don't EDC a COMB, and I'm about to buy a small pocekt mirror, other than that, these days I EDC:

    1. Handkerchief
    2. Sewing kit
    3. Hygienic tissues (hope this is the right name)
    4. Dental floss

    So what do you have?
     
  2. nuphoria

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    Antibacterial spray and some wet wipes.
     
  3. Haubitz

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    Every day:
    • Tissues
    • Hand disinfection gel
    • Wet wipes
    • Nail clippers-kit

    …and most often when I leave town (even if it’s just for the day):
    • Foldable toothbrush with a small tube of toothpaste
     
  4. chrisr

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    Tissues
    Brushpicks (a kind of toothpick)
    Mints
    Wet wipes

    I keep a stain stick in the car for accidents from on-the-go meals. Also some tooth wipes as sometimes just the breath mints aren't enough after a meal.
     
  5. SFSRVN

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    Good post. When I was flying, I would always have my go-bag packed and ready to be stranded. The hygiene portion consisted of:

    deodorant
    toothbrush
    toothpaste
    floss
    comb
    hair gel
    wet wipes
    powder (depending on the region)

    There were times (like flying for 34 hours) where you did everything you could to feel human again. Its amazing what a couple of wipes and brushing your teeth can do!
     
  6. Sparkey

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    Here's what I keep in my EDC bag:

    Hand Sanitizer
    Wet Wipes
    Handkerchief
    I also carry some of those one use, waterless toothbrush things, they're not that great, but they beat nothing.
    Flosspicks

    Deodorant, hair goo, and toothbrush/ toothpaste reside in my emergency pack (In case I'm stuck somewhere).
     
  7. Synaptic Misfire
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    Go here for your supplies. I was able to put together a very tiny backup toiletry kit with their stuff.

    http://www.minimus.biz/
     
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  8. EZEE

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    i keep a small wash kit in my work/edc bag, i keep it in a generic hard-shell camera case.

    contains:
    2 part toothbrush
    toothpaste
    small body spray
    small bottle of soap
    a few handy wipes sachets

    sometimes i'll throw a travel packet of handy wipes in the bag.
     
  9. CubistHamster

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    I always carry chapstick, a couple of floss picks, and sugarless gum.
     
  10. bigguy02

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    Currently in my bag i have

    -Body spray
    -travel stick of deodorant
    -6 tooth brushes
    -a small tube of tooth paste
    -2 very cheap black plastic combs
    -bag of floss picks
    -pack of wet ones
    -1 diaper

    I also have and use the tooth pick on my S.A.K. every day.

    I most of it in a gallon ziplock bag in one of tyhe small storage pouches in my rush 24's main compartment.
     
  11. thenextarcher

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    mirror
    toothpick
    handkerchief
    disposable toothbrush
    hand sanitizer

    ... i dont go anywhere without hand sanitizer... i help out with little kids at my church, they are sick all the time....
     
  12. Dr. Bahn

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    In my EDC bag I carry...

    -deodorant spray
    -hand sanitizer
    -tissues
    -collapsable toothbrush with paste
     
  13. fmf1854

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    Wet wipes, chapstick, eye drops

    -fmf1854
     
  14. legoman0721

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    In my bag I have for personal hygiene:
    Chapstick
    Kleenex
    A couple folded up paper towels
    Hand sanitizer
    Mirror
    Toothpick in SAK Classic

    Several of these can also multitask for fire or survival uses, so it's like double points!
     
  15. buckshot

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    I tend to carry similar items to everyone else. Currently I have the following in my EDC Backpack:

    Hand Sanitizer
    Wet Napkins
    Kleenex
    Gum
    Mints
    Travel Toothbrush & Toothpaste
    Floss
    Nail Clippers
    Tweezers
    small sewing kit

    I also have some towels compressed into tablets, and some backpackers soap which is in a thin hard wafer, I forget the brand but its less risky than a bottle of liquid soap, no leaks :)
     
  16. tsacain

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    On my person when I leave my house I have contact eye drops and chapstick. If I am feeling a little sick I add a handkerchief.
     
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    Carried in my bag:
    -wet wipes
    -hand sanitizer
    -travel toothbrush & paste
    -floss
    -toothpicks
    -nail clippers
    -Q tips

    All carried in my Condor rip-away EMT pouch along with my first aid kit. I mounted the kit to the molle on the inside of the main compartment of my sling bag.
     
  19. jimspriggs500

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    Carry in my Sitka or in Pocket Organizer in thigh pocket of cargo pants:
    Toothbrush
    Toothpaste
    Hand Sanitizer
    Wet Wipes
    Stick deodorant
    Tissues
    Band Aids
    MSR Pack Towel
    Disposable Razor
    Bar of soap in ziploc bag (the type found in hotel bathrooms)

    On more than one occasion in the last few years I have supposedly been going on a short trip (day out and/or visiting relatives) and ended up stuck in traffic overnight or in a hospital. I now go prepared for the worst.
     
  20. bpa

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    part of my pocket EDC carry are a handkerchief, glasses cleaner, breathmints and hand sanitizer