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Okay, so all your friends and neighbors have turned into zombies, you have bugged out of the city and have made it to a safe zone town (Although the guy running the place who everyone calls "The Governor" worries you a little bit..... )

I've always wondered what you could use for shaving cream in a post apocalyptic world (assuming you could never buy any again) A good razor with a 20 pack of blades would last you a long time. But what could you use for shaving cream?

I would think it would have to be something that could be stored in a condensed form. Cans of shaving cream don't last (I found one in a weekend bag that was a few years old once and it and had turned into goo)

Not the most exciting prepper question I know. But if you did want to shave every day... it would be an issue.
 

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Those shower gel soaps work fine if you have less then 3 days growth.
 

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Use the space that the shaving cream would've taken up to carry more TP. Everyone stores food and bullets but forgets the poo paper.
 

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Use the space that the shaving cream would've taken up to carry more TP. Everyone stores food and bullets but forgets the poo paper.
Agreed. I do see the OPs larger picture of looking into non essential items some may want to carry BUT shaving cream would not be one of them. Antibacterial soap is something I bring with me in my packs which can be used for shaving as well as food / surface prep and personal hygiene.
 

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Who shaves in a post apocalyptic world? -10 man points. You should be ashamed. ;)

Soap, man. You would use soap.
i am with you about shaving and the apocalyptic world
, but Mr Shave cream will be bagging all the Feral Women!
 

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try this (world traveler here)
take any bar of soap put it in hot water splash hot water on face, then rub bar on face...
thick foamy soap great for a shave
 

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Yeah, if you are really concerned, just pack a badger hair brush. I use soap every day to shave, just like people have for a long, long time. Well, OK, not every day. Once a week or so. I go for the scruffy, manly look. :p

Seriously though, you'll probably not be too worried about shaving or showering all the time.
 

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That's what I was thinking about. I've seen them in old movies but didn't know what they were called or what kind of soap they used.

-10 points? -100,000 points?

You guys are not also prepping for the Restoration after the Apocalypse too ????? ;)
They have special soap you can buy to use with them, which is what I have. (And I meant Badger, it was busy in my store when I typed that, lol.)

Amazon.com: Tweezerman Men's Shaving Brush: Health & Personal Care

Amazon.com: Proraso Shaving Soap, Eucalyptus & Menthol, 5.2 oz (150 ml), New Formulation: Beauty

You can also just use regular soap, although it's not as good it gets the job done.
 

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That's what I was thinking about. I've seen them in old movies but didn't know what they were called or what kind of soap they used.
Badger & Blade - Home

Just get a brush and any old mug. Heck you could even use a small paint brush from Ace Hardware.
Any soap will work, you can even make your own soap from tallow and lye leeched from wood ashes. I have some shaving soap I bought in a close out from P&C almost 15 years ago for .25 a bar. It lasts forever- really though any soap will work.

For razors get one of these and it will last you for decades:
Rolls Razor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Or you could dig through your dad's or granddad's stuff and find his old Gillette and stock up on a few of these:
Amazon.com: Derby Extra Double Razor Blades, 200 Count: Health & Personal Care
 

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I just need some cheap razors to keep my mutton chops trimmed. I thought about a nice safety razor but those are a bit expensive.
 
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