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Re: LTR - All Terrain Wonder Wash - DLarsen

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  • vicioushillbilly
    So sorry, I m an idiot....wrong group. Dawn
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 19, 2010
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      So sorry, I"m an idiot....wrong group.

      Dawn

      --- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "vicioushillbilly" <vicioushillbilly@...> wrote:
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      > Find my LTR for Wonder Wash below. Thanks in advance for the edits. The url is: http://tinyurl.com/yjp34us
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      > Dawn
      >
      > Long Term Report
      > 18 January 2010
      >
      > Field Conditions
      >
      > Dreher Island State Park, Prosperity, South Carolina in November: There are several hiking trails at this park. The park is on an island surround by a big lake. The wind from the lake carries a lot of moisture into the campsites and trails. Temperatures averaged 45 degrees F (7 C)during the day and got down to 36 degrees F (2 C) at night. There was a bathhouse that we used on park property.
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      > Camping on private land near Sumter, South Carolina in November: Temperatures about this same as above. No bathhouse or running water.
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      > I backpacked a trail along the Buffalo River, Arkansas one weekend: Trail was hilly, rocky, slushy with snow and mud. This trail was 12 miles (19.3 km) that generally wound around and followed the Buffalo River. Temperatures averaged about 35 degrees F (2 C) during the day and below freezing at night. There was some sleet and snow when we were hiking, but not much. Mostly, it was just cold.
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      > Stewardship Loop in Harbison State Forest, Columbia, South Carolina: I hiked about 2 hours on the first warm day in about a week. Temperature was 47 degrees F (8 C). This produced ice melt from frozen rain earlier in the week. This was a 3 mile (5 km) trail with about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) worth of off-trail paths. Restrooms that were available with running water.
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      > Everyday: I use this everyday in the shower. I also carry a small bottle of this in the car, because I just never know if there will be soap in a public restroom or not.
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      > Field Observations
      > I use the Wonder Wash everyday in the shower because I figured the best way to tell if a soap is good for your skin is through daily use. I tend to have really dry skin in the winter. I have not noticed that daily use dries my skin more, as well, I have not noticed that it softens my skin either. It seems to be a very neutral product, which seems to lessen the dryness because it is neutral, but not add any oil or softening agents. I have not used it daily to wash my hair.
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      > Since I am testing the peppermint soap, I was concerned that there would be too much mint in it and it would make me cold in the winter. There's nothing like trying to bathe in a cold bathhouse with peppermint soap! However, the Wonder Wash seems to just smell minty. It doesn't really make my skin tingle. I like the tingly sensation in the summer because it seems to make me feel cooler. So, this is a good soap for winter camping.
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      > The soap is concentrated and a little goes a long way, but it really does not lather much, which is probably best in the field with no running water or facilities. I put it in a smaller bottle to use in my car and on camping trips. Even though it doesn't lather very much (and I'm trying to decide if I like that or not), it rinses off very well, which is a good thing. I have tried washing dishes in it and I suppose it works OK although the company doesn't specify that I should use it that way.
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      > Summary
      > This soap is a good daily soap for personal use (skin, hair, hands) especially in the winter when too much mint might make it cold on my skin.
      >
      > What I like...
      > Easy on the skin
      > Concentrated
      >
      > What I don't like...
      > Doesn't lather very much
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      > This concludes my Long Term Report. Many thanks to All Terrain and BackpackGearTest.org for allowing me to test Wonder Wash.
      >
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