Washing hands whilst saving water.....

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  1. Encantador

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    Does anyone use anything other than soap and water to wash their hands in the bathroom in order to save water?

    I know there are various potions and gels etc that kill 99.9% of everything, just not sure whether I could break the habit of a lifetime, but saving water would be good.

    Thanks

    Steve
     
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    We use an anti-bacterial hand wash (not gel) as we do at home. Still use water but less than with soap. I often feel I still need to wash my hands having used a gel :Smile:
     
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    Wet Wipes!
     
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    I don't think hand washing uses much water in the general scheme of things, our main use is showering followed by washing up. We have antibacterial gel in the washroom, but its no substitute for washing. We only ever use handwash in a pump dispenser both in the van and at home.
     
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    Get some one else to hold it for you...:Wink::Rofl1::thumb:
     
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    Handwashing training I had when running care homes:
    Anti-bac hand wash, all over hands, between fingers, rotate with palm around each thumb.
    Rinse each hand from wrist to end of fingers, rotating under tap to rinse back and front.
    Water has to be hot, and rinsing thorough to remove all handwash.

    With all that palaver (and rinsing water) I use wet-wipes and hand gel (in pump dispenser 500ml from pound shop)
     
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    Have you tied peeing on them ?
     
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    Have I just come across a tent camping forum here?????

    Are people really putting saving negligable quantities of water over basic hygiene?:Eeek:

    What about disposing of all those wet wipes, not to mention the cost of them in the first place!

    Each to their own I suppose!:Wink:
     
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    Not coming to yours for a cup of tea:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

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    I didn't say pee in the teapot, I said pee on the hands.

    I find urine in the teapot gives the tea an unpleasant tang. It does depend on the urine of course which itself is very variable.

    However, in a Cappuccino it makes little difference.

    Fancy a coffee ?
     
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    Wet wipes are a bugger. At the site we stayed at for the Chester weekend, the loo emptying point was clogged up with those wet bum wipes popular with those suffering with the river Niles. They don't break down in the toilet tank, neither can the sewage works cope with them apparently as they don't break down ever:Angry:
     
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    As the proud possessors of the bit of the sewer pipe serving at least 6 houses, that makes it's way across 6 back gardens and turns a right angle in ours which joins it to the bit that runs down the side of our house to the main one under the road in front of the houses, I can confirm that wet sodding wipes don't flush well.

    And Pete knows a LOT more about that than I do as he was the poor bugger that had to unblock it. But then of course it was US that had the 'stuck' contents of said sewer coming up our kitchen drain. None of which even came from our own bathroom - which is 'round the bend' and a lot nearer the road drain than our kitchen.

    Lovely .......
     
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    A conundrum !!!

    Ah, but does one use one's own urine or perhaps some one else's, or, perhaps a cocktail !! It's all down to a matter of taste I surmise !!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Don't be daft. How can you wash your hands if somebody else is holding the soap?
     
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    Sure that's not [HI]Pee[/HI] Gee Tips Brian? :Rofl1:
     
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    I can't help thinking that using these 'potions and gels' does little to maintain our Immune systems'

    There's Basic Hygene' and then there's paranoia. :BigGrin:

    Mike.
     
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    Its almost as bad when people throw their dog-ends in the urinal.
    Makes them very difficult to light!
     
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    sanitizer spray as supplied at all hospital ward doors

    simply spray and rub hands until dry
     
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    Are you planning to row the Atlantic or a moon shot maybe. There is water everywhere why are you not finding enough to wash your hands.:Eek!:
     
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    I always find them so difficult to prize off the wall without making a noise, how do you do it ?
     
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