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JJ Mathes
(JMathes) - F

Locale: Southeast US
New Containers for, anything... on 04/24/2009 14:53:21 MDT Print View

There's another thread titled "My little baggie of important stuff." Folks including myself have posted what they have and included photos. Lots of great ideas. I got to thinking about other little things I've done for repackaging and downsizing things in my hygiene kit.

I don't like to smell stinky hikers and I don't want to smell myself, but I don't want to carry a big deodorant container, not even a travel size. Here's how I repackaging deodorant


stick deodorant in container before repackaging 2.7oz

1- deodorant and container for repackaging

2- shave a small amount of deo

3- loosely place shavings in container

4- place open container in microwave for 10-12 seconds, deo will soften and form to the shape of new container

5- let cool to room temp

6- label and ready to use

deodorant in new container 0.5 oz, this is a smaller amount of deo due to container size, larger containers are available. I found this container at REI, about 20ยข and reusable.

I apply by using my fingers then wipe any excess on my feet

Derek Cox
(derekcox) - F

Locale: Southeast
Re: New Containers for, anything... on 04/25/2009 20:06:37 MDT Print View

cool idea. good thinking. i'll have to give that a shot.

Jared Cook
(rooinater) - F

Locale: Northwet
Re: Re: New Containers for, anything... on 04/25/2009 21:27:15 MDT Print View

so, how do you push it out and apply it?

Edited by rooinater on 04/25/2009 21:27:49 MDT.

Kent C.
(kent) - M

Locale: High Sierra
Re: New Containers for, anything... on 04/26/2009 04:01:35 MDT Print View

> so, how do you push it out and apply it?

see last line of JJ's original post.

Diplomatic Mike

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
Re : New containers for anything on 04/26/2009 04:23:23 MDT Print View

Wearing merino base-layers saves having to carry any deo.
Nice thinking though. :)

. Callahan

Locale: Stoke Newington, London, UK.
Neat! on 04/28/2009 14:54:27 MDT Print View

That's a neat idea, and I like how the deo' forms the container's shape when heated.

David Stapleton
(KamperDave) - F

Locale: VA, DC, MD
Deo for the BO, but what about the Bear-O? on 04/28/2009 15:49:02 MDT Print View

Pardon the noob (that's me) but isn't deodorant one of those things that you'd typically NOT want in your tent at night? I just assumed all backpackers had that... wonderful... backpacker smell? Have I been offending my friends for no reason?


William Puckett
(Beep) - F

Locale: Land of 11, 842 lakes
Deodorant on 04/28/2009 18:36:06 MDT Print View

Not all deodorants are scented... =-)

cary bertoncini
(cbert) - F

Locale: N. California
stick types easier than solids on 04/28/2009 19:11:54 MDT Print View

i think i used some old spice stick - just plucked out the stuff on the bottom of the stick & stuck it in what i think is an identical container to the one pictured

it's wax-like and moldable - i just kinda squeezed with my hand it into a suitable shape & plopped into the container

i think one such container full has been lasting me for a long time now - at least 20 or so applications & it's got a lot of life left

David Stapleton
(KamperDave) - F

Locale: VA, DC, MD
Re: Deodorant on 04/29/2009 05:48:35 MDT Print View

> Not all deodorants are scented... =-)

Touche! :-)

Edited by KamperDave on 04/29/2009 05:49:17 MDT.

Matthew Roberts
(matthewjamesroberts) - F

Locale: San Fernando Valley
great tip on 04/29/2009 19:20:54 MDT Print View

wonderful tip.

I just reduced my 1.5oz travel size deodorant stick down to 3/8 ounce!!!

Edited by matthewjamesroberts on 04/29/2009 19:21:24 MDT.

Don Meredith
(donmeredith) - F

Locale: SouthEast
Deodorant wipes on 04/29/2009 19:28:35 MDT Print View

I've been using these for over a year. Not much / any scent, super lightweight, cheap and easy to use.