Making the toiletries kit smaller

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by Dave, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. Dave

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    As we all know, packing space on a bike is at a premium. Anything to make is smaller, lighter and/or work better is a plus.

    My toiletries kit is usually a mess. I saw this and thought of the bike immediately. I have no affiliation with the company that makes it.

    here.
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  2. TheMotoTraveler

    TheMotoTraveler Life is alright now!!

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    Looks good but seems like it would only be good for overnights:1drink
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  3. Eugene

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    That's easy. Just brush your teeth once a day. :lol3
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  4. TheMotoTraveler

    TheMotoTraveler Life is alright now!!

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    Well....I guess but:eek1
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  5. Eugene

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    That was a joke.
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  6. lightfighter

    lightfighter where does this go?

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    you brush your teeth every day?:evil
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  7. TheMotoTraveler

    TheMotoTraveler Life is alright now!!

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    Who doesn't?:huh
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  8. Gizzard

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    The best way to shrink the bathroom kit is to leave the wife at home.
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  10. TheMotoTraveler

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    Bravo thats a great article find:clap
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  11. shahram

    shahram Duct Tape Technician

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    Having gone bald was one of the greatest boons to streamlining my travel kit. No brushes or combs, no shampoo, conditioner, hair stuff...nothing. If you want to travel light, shave your head. Right now, my toiletry kit is a ziploc sandwich bag with a travel toothbrush, a razor blade, and a squeeze bottle of Dr. Bronner's Mint Soap. That's it. Which is good, 'cause my wife brings an entire friggin' salon when we go camping.
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  12. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    First of all, I cant beleive this is an actual thread. Secondly I'm still not sure what the hell I am doing replying to it??? yeah I dont understand taking along all the beauty crap, I mean really, WTF? My problem is too many damned tools and spare parts. You know you have a problem when everyone in the riding group is trying to bum tools off of you. My beauty kit consists of toothbrush, toothpaste, and advil. Thats it. I mean what do you really need when riding out in the MOFN? Youre going to stink anyway no matter what you do, and your hair, if you have any will have helmet head so who really cares? How the hell did this get started anyway? Send it to the basement.

    Now, about streamlining the tool kit.......:evil
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  13. shahram

    shahram Duct Tape Technician

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    You could take my uncle's tool advice. A tool kit should consist of one super-kickass multi-tool, one bottle of WD-40, and one roll of duct tape.

    The WD-40 is for something that should move, but isn't moving.

    The duct tape is for something that shouldn't move, but is moving.

    And the multi-tool is for opening beers and showing your buddies your super-kickass multi-tool.
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  14. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    Good thing your uncle is not an offroad rider.:rofl
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  15. J.W.Mudd

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    Toothbrush
    Toothpaste (small travel type)
    Floss
    Q-Tips
    Toilet Paper


    It's not like its a honeymoon get-away - What else you REALLY need?

    Most people pack way to much stuff :D
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  16. darenb68

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    Dave, i hate to say this, but when I saw your post I knew you were on a BMW. checked your profile and I was right. you just don't need a gadget for everything.
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  17. michelf

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    Whats the Qtip for?
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  18. JamesG

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    cleaning the sand out of your ears.

    When I was in Iraq, we got these cool little toiletries bags from I think Americares. It was about 4"x6"x2" and had lots of little pockets for stuff and could hold a "miracle-fiber" towel too. I used to carry it when we were doing convoys up and down the country spending up to a week going from base to base like gypsies.
    I threw it away when we were coming home, but wish I still had it. Haven't been able to find another one anywhere near as compact and flexible.
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  19. J.W.Mudd

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    :thumb Bingo!

    What else would you use them for? :huh
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  20. Drifter

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    Hmmmmm . . . . That toothpaste / brush combo appears to actually take up more volume than a regular toothbrush and a small travel tube of toothpaste.

    On a long trip, personal hygene articles are some of the most important. I carry a normal hanging tolitries bag with the same amount of stuff that I keep at home. It takes comparatively little room and I can carry somethhing for nearly every need - (Has some hidden zipper pockets too for meds etc.

    (I keep a roll of TP in my general emergencykit.)

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