Let’s face it, when you go camping and backpacking, you expect to get dirty. Hiking for miles and miles is sure to help you get your sweat on. Not to mention the potential encounters with mud, streams, rain, and dust that can add layers of grime to your body. If you love to camp then you most likely embrace filth, looking at it as a way to make you feel as though you are really out in the wild, communing with nature. In fact, one of my favorite parts of backpacking is going to a restaurant when you get back to civilization with dirt smeared all over your body, as if to say, “Yeah, that’s right! I was out there in the wilderness! I slept in the open air! I carried everything on my own back! I fought a bear and survived!” Okay… Maybe not that last one. Nevertheless, when it comes down to it, getting dirty can be fun. That is, as long as one part of you doesn’t get dirty…
I think any outdoorsman will agree with me that there is really only area of your body that needs to stay clean in order for you to feel comfortable being outside for extended periods of time. To put it bluntly, that area is your bum. Now, the question is: How can you keep your privates clean while backpacking in order to stay healthy and refreshed, especially on longer trips? The answer is SATU gel.
It is a moisturizing gel with vitamin E that comes in a cute, easily transportable bottle. You put it on your normal toilet paper in order to create an instant wipe. You should say goodbye to those skid marks in your undies (ew). The soothing power of vitamin E combined with panthenol will soothe irritation and keep your area from getting dry.
Why is SATU gel better than a normal wipe, you ask? Well, as someone who has used normal wipes in the backcountry, I know that it can be very hard to keep them moist. On the other hand, since SATU comes in a bottle, it will never dry out so you will always walk away from using them feeling like they did the job. What’s more, “flushable” wipes aren’t actually flushable. They are clogging our sewer systems and killing the environment. SATU gel is a win for wildlife!
Using SATU has changed backpacking experience. In the past when I have been in the wilderness, I have really struggled with sanitation and comfort because I didn’t know how to manage my cleanliness. Now, instead of feeling gross when I am outside for extended periods of time, I am able to keep the one part of me that I really want to be sanitized feeling clean and comfortable. So, what are you waiting for? Embrace the dirt, as long as you can keep the parts of yourself clean that matter. Trust me, your bum will thank you later.
SATU laboratory gel is available in Amazon.