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troutbreath  
02/16/2009 01:33PM
We have always used the standard green campsuds soap. It has been our standard for years but with the move to concentrated soaps in the residential market, I was wondering if anyone has used anything that has good cleaning power, is biodegradable and is more compact.

TIA,

TB
 
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jamotrade  
02/16/2009 04:13PM
We always use Dr. Bronner's.
izzy  
02/16/2009 04:54PM
CampSuds
TomT  
02/16/2009 05:54PM
Campsuds. Use it to bathe with too. On land and not in the water.
overthehill  
02/16/2009 06:01PM
Dishmate is the name, I think.
gutmon  
02/16/2009 07:44PM
Campsuds here as well for everything- dishes, hair, hands and body- all on the land not in the lake.
whiteh20  
02/16/2009 08:33PM
Dr. Bronners, says it cures everything!! Used it for years, not sure it is any better than anythig else, just what I started with.
Malamom  
02/16/2009 10:10PM
Dr. Bronners- used it for a "bath", hair washing, dishes, socks and you can read the label for hours on the john.
Savage Voyageur  
02/16/2009 10:14PM
I use CampSuds, work for me, I try not to use much.
Itchy Menace  
02/16/2009 10:31PM
I've used both. Don't know that I've noticed any real difference.
gutmon  
02/17/2009 06:05AM
Troutbreath- if looking for compactness, just re-bottle Campsuds in something smaller. I use a small Nalgene (2oz?) bottle to carry soap. Have never run out on any trip up to 10 days in length.
bogwalker  
02/17/2009 07:53AM
I do the same a Gutmon. I have a small squeeze bottle I refill before each trip with enough campsuds, doctor broners or whatever I have around. No sense bringing more soap then is needed and if it is Dr Broners it is multi purpose.
Bannock  
02/17/2009 08:55AM
I use an old Campsuds bottle that I fill with Dawn from under the kitchen sink at home.
Richwon4  
02/17/2009 09:34AM
We don't use soap. A little sand or gravel, whatever you can come up with, pine needles maybe, take it off into the woods and work it over really good, a little more water and its good to go.
Less to carry, less to dispose of.
wkdoit  
02/17/2009 10:10AM
I use the small scrubby pads with the soap already in them.I bring 2 for a trip. Very light and convenient. I keep them in their own plastic bag. I know if I brought dish soap it would be all over my gear.
Mongo65  
02/17/2009 09:21PM
Campsuds here also.
tworke  
02/18/2009 02:12AM
another campsuds
Tight Loops  
02/18/2009 02:29PM
Dr. Bronner's. Use it for everything from dishes to hair to toothpaste if you're in a pinch. Plus its minty enough to clear your sinuses when the pines are kicking out pollen
canoller  
03/08/2009 09:48AM
campsuds for eveything,away from the lake
hexnymph  
03/09/2009 02:15PM
I find that Campsuds doesn't cut grease very well. Bronners is a little bit better. Dr Bronners makes a "Sal Suds" that is a little better as a detergent and will biodegrade. Honestly I think plain detergent works the best (not antimicrobial!). As always, away from the water.

Hex
moose plums  
03/09/2009 04:58PM
Polmoluve, it's more than just mild....you know your soaking in it" - MADGE


CAMPSUDS!
moose plums  
03/09/2009 04:58PM
Polmoluve, it's more than just mild....you know your soaking in it" - MADGE


CAMPSUDS!
pork eater  
03/10/2009 12:04AM
the only time that I ever use liquid soap is for coating the bottoms of my pans, makes it easier too clean off scorch marks. Otherwise I take a bar of casteel soap and put it in a canvas coin bag from a bank. That stuff works wonders, and it will lather in any type of water.
OBX2Kayak  
03/13/2009 09:48PM
I have many fond memories of Campsuds in the woods.
bruceye  
06/05/2010 06:56PM
I'm with Rich on this one. Sand from the lake and a Scotchbrite pad does a number on crusty fry pans. For a final touch a wedge of lemon removes thinner grease residuals but not necessary. Paper plates on metal camp plates greatly reduces cleanup time and food odor since you just burn them after your meal. No pack weight no toxins.
BWPaddler  
06/07/2010 06:03AM
quote Richwon4: "We don't use soap. A little sand or gravel, whatever you can come up with, pine needles maybe, take it off into the woods and work it over really good, a little more water and its good to go.

Less to carry, less to dispose of. "

Another no soap here. Each meal is just a little bit "tastier" than the last. Avoid doing dishes out there like the plague. Bring them home for that. Paper towels and wipes get the worst goo, everyone is encouraged to lick their plates/cups clean!
nojobro  
06/07/2010 07:44AM
Last trip, we used some soap that came in tiny sheets. One or two into the water, and we could wash our dishes. Worked great. Very compact, lightweight, won't spill. I don't really remember what they were called; got them at a camping store.
ultralight  
06/09/2010 04:12AM
Dawn in a small Nalgene bottle.
HughM  
06/09/2010 02:25PM
4 oz of Dawn in a Nalgene bottle.
sloughman  
06/09/2010 07:45PM
Small bottle of Dawn.

I also bring a small eye drop bottle with bleach. We add a few drops to the rinse water - not the washing water.
billconner  
06/09/2010 08:22PM
I use a very little bottle with dawn - maybe 2 ounce - and never use more than a 1/4 or 1/3. A few drops seems to be enough. Cold rinse and then rinse all with boiling water. Basic BSA method. Never take things out to wash between trips.
 
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