Being a manly man I like to go camping whenever I get the opportunity. I definitely love a good shave (almost) everyday. There seems to be two schools of thought when it comes to roughing it in the outdoors and shaving.
1. You're camping shave when you get back to civilization. 2. Who cares where you are, SHAVE!
Last week I went camping with a buddy who's also into wet shaving/DE blades etc. He didn't bring his shaving gear and I brought mine (I'm glad I did!).
I must say that even while camping you can really get a great shave. It's all about replicating the things you need to get a good shave at home. Hot water, a brush, bowl (a metal and enamel coleman camping bowl), maybe pre-shave oil (If you're into it), a good cream or soap, a DE razor (I use the merkur slant), and a nice blade (I used a derby extra for this outing). You'll need a mirror too, I've used the side mirror on my truck or a mirror on a string.
Firstly I boiled some water in a large pot over the campfire. I then scooped up the water in a metal mug threw in a couple of ice cubes from the cooler and then used a clean facecloth to get the hot water water onto my face. I scooped up some boiling water into my coleman camp bowl in order to heat it up. After emptying the water from the bowl, and applying some pre-shave oil to my face, I then began to make a lather using my brush and some proraso in the scolding hot bowl. Lathering up with this hot mixture felt especially good in the mid 50s F morning air. For a mirror I hung a small mirror on a string from a tree limb. After an especially enjoyable shave (minus a few insults from my companions) I rinsed with the water that remained in my mug and applied some moisturizer with a little spf 15.
All in all it was a most excellent shave and my friend, green with envy, vowed to bring his shaving gear next time he went camping.
Does anyone else shave while camping, have a similar story, or is opposed to it in general?